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Day 3: In Search of Inspiration – Writers, Artists and Explorers through the Ages | Melbourne Lecture Series 2018

2 Jun 2018
  • Melbourne
St Mark

Explore how religion, art, and literature have interacted with travel over two millennia. 

Meet Homer and Herodotus, Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta, the Muscovite Afanasil Nikitin and English Grand Tourists, explorer Peter Fleming and American art collectors on intellectual, commercial, spiritual and aesthetic journeys everywhere. Follow saints’ bones through the Adriatic, Italian artists in quests for motifs and styles, foreigners reacting to the 17th-century Dutch and intrepid sea voyagers like Alfred Russel Wallace. Learn how travel has enriched our culture, showing us who we are and are not, in this exciting journey through the history of travel, its meaning and its outcomes.  Christopher Wood, Director, Australians Studying Abroad.

Please note bookings are essential.  Each afternoon offers 2 lectures, allowing time for a Q&A session at the conclusion of each lecture. A minimal fee of $12.00 per day will apply.

Lecture 1 | 1.00 – 1.50pm

Travel & the Pursuit of Commerce
by Em. Prof. Bernard Hoffert

Lecture 2 | 2.20 – 3.10pm

No rest for the Holy: The Post-Mortem Travels of Saints’ Bodies in the Adriatic
by Dr Christopher Gribbin

Bookings Essential

RESERVATIONS: Please book online (see below), or contact ASA on: (03) 9822 6899, Freecall 1800 645755 (outside Melbourne Metro) or email: info@asatours.com.au

VENUE: Theatre, Lauriston Girls’ School, 38 Huntingtower Road, Armadale.

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