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Visions of Italy between XIX and XX century

WHAT: a collection of travel writings - non-fictional narratives (reports, diaries, letters) and guidebooks - about Italy written by English native authors and published between the country unification and the beginning of the 30's;

WHY: travel writings can support historical, social, ethnographic, and architectural research but they are also a source of curious information about life in Italy in the past;

HOW: texts have been collected from Project Gutenberg, TEI was automatically generated by GutenTag v0.1.4 and then manually checked and integrated.


  • 24/11/2018 New paper on travel writings at CLiC-it 2018
  • 01/02/2018 Website and NER experiment at AIUCD 2018
  • 12/12/2017 Work on languaging at CLiC-it 2017
  • 19/11/2017 Abstract on the corpus accepted at AIUCD 2018
  • 26/09/17 Corpus v 1.0 released
  • 17/09/17 Site published
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