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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - Sublime tourism, Enlightened science, and counter-revolution: three versions of Vesuvius and Pompeii in the age of Romanticism

25th February 2016, 17:30 to 18:30, Fisher House, Ustinov College, Professor John Brewer, California Institute for Technology, USA

Why was there such a fascination with Vesuvius and Pompeii in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries? This lecture examines the fraught struggles between religion and science, Revolutionary and counter-Revolutionary ideologies that shaped perceptions of and reactions to Vesuvian violence and the slow uncovering of the cities buried in the famous volcanic eruption of AD 79

This lecture is free and open to all.

Details about Professor John Brewer

Directions to Fisher House, Ustinov College

Map Ustinov College is denoted as building No. 52


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