Thomas Coryat: The First Tourist

Benjamin Bertram, Professor of English and member of the Research Council, will discuss Coryat's Crudities (1611), Thomas Coryat's account of his Grand Tour of Europe in 1608, as well as Coryat's last travels to Jerusalem in 1613 and then, by foot, onto India in 1614. Coryat's accounts form one of the most remarkable but unfortunately neglected travel books ever written.

The discussion will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 6:30 PM at the Sam L. Cohen Educational Center of the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, in conjunction with the viewing of The Grand Tour and the Development of Tourism: 1600-1690 currently on display through April 28, 2012.

Event is free and open to the public. Space is limited so please RSVP by Friday, November 11 to 270-780-4850 or