|Disciplines||History, Librarianship and Museum Studies, Literature and Language - English, Literature and Language - European, Philosophy|
|Temporal Terms||Early Modern (16th c. to 18th c.)|
|Methods and Techniques||Automatic recogition, Cataloguing and indexing, Collaborative publishing, Communication and collaboration, Data Analysis, Data Capture, Data modelling, Data publishing and dissemination, Data reuse, Data Structuring and enhancement, Digital document preparation, Generic Searching/linking/visualizing, Linking records, Manual transcription, Project Management, Searching and querying, Spatial data analysis, Strategy and project management, Text Encoding, Textual analysis, Textual interaction and sharing, Visualization|
|Contact||Gabor Gelleri - gabor [dot] gellerinuigalway [dot] ie|
|Start/End date||September 2008 - September 2012|
|Keywords||ars apodemica, advice to travellers|
|Funding||Mellon Foundation, PRTLI4|
|Irish Geographic Names||All Ireland|
Travel advice literature (ars apodemica) is a significant text production of the period between the mid-16th and the late 18th century. As travel became a more and more widespread social practice, the need emerged for the guidance to future travellers and the systematisation of the knowledge thus acquired, in order to benefit the learned community (the Respublica Literarum). These writings (several hundred in number) can be read as milestones in the formation of modern scientific methodology, but also as discourses on social practices of the period (e.g. the Grand Tour).
The importance of this material has been recognised in recent scholarship and some progress has been made in establishing a bibliography of texts. Our project creates a considerably enriched bibliography, which will remain open-ended for all further additions. Specific research fields on text types and contents will allow multiple-criteria searches from many angles. The texts themselves will be digitized under a format that allows adding metadata and that can reach every platform.