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International Conference: Ruskin, Venice, and 19th Century Cultural Travel


Presented by:




University of Ca' Foscari

The Ruskin Centre at Lancaster University

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies

Department of European and Postcolonial Studies of University of Ca' Foscari Venice


Venice, 25th to 27th September, 2008


This international conference was presented by The Ruskin Centre at Lancaster University, INCS: Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies, and The Department of European and Postcolonial Studies of University of Ca' Foscari Venice. It opened at the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, in the heart of Venice, on the afternoon of 25th September 2008. On the 26th and 27th, all events were held at the campus of the Venice International University (Island of San Servolo).

Papers and panels were accepted from scholars working in a range of disciplines broadly relating to John Ruskin, Venice or Cultural Travel in relation to the long nineteenth century. Topics included: Cultural Tourism, Topographies, Empires & Commerce, Romantic Contexts, Architectures, Gendered Places, Religious Cultures, Paintings, Museums & Exhibitions, Restoration & Conservation, Photographies, Education & Access.


Enquries about papers can be sent to:

Dr Emma Sdegno (University of Ca’ Foscari) and Dr Rachel Dickinson (Lancaster University)

General enquiries may be sent to the Administrator, Miss Lauren Proctor.


Tel: +44 (0)1524 510818

Postal address:

Lauren Proctor
IAS Building
Lancaster University
Lancaster UK LA1 4YT


In collaboration with:


Scuola Grande

Arciconfraternita della Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Venice International University

Venice International University




Regione del Veneto

Regione del Veneto




Veneto Banca

Veneto banca



Arts and Humanities Research Council








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