The Art of Travel, 1500-1850, is a database of European travel advice literature (Ars apodemica) from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. The project aims to recover and reconstruct the transnational genre of travel advice literature, exploring its intellectual and cultural contexts, and illustrating its lasting importance. We are a collaborative international project based at the Moore Institute of the National University of Ireland, Galway.


The core project members are Professor Daniel Carey and Dr Anders Ingram of NUI Galway, Dr Gabor Gelleri of the University of Aberystwyth.

Technical design and development was carried out by:

  • Niall O’Leary – back-end technical development;
  • David Kelly, Moore Institute, NUI Galway – design and front-end development
  • Bruno Voisin, Digital Humanities Observatory – database design

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