RESCHEDULED: Charlie Steen uses journals and traveler’s memoirs of travelers for this presentation. Despite the dangers of poor roads, miserable inns, and frequent episodes of violence, a large number of English ventured to the continent on the Grand Tour or just for personal and professional travel. A significant number of women, headed by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Mary Wollstonecraft, joined people like Boswell, Sterne, Gibbon, and Young as travelers. They all left us accounts that tell us much about the century.
Charlie Steen’s classes place historical events in context with art, architecture, religion, and other cultural aspects of a period. He teaches western civilization at UNM. He is the author of several books, including A Cultural History of Early Modern Europe. A graduate of UNM, he also holds a PhD in early modern European history from UCLA.