Tag Archives: Early Travellers

Wandering Scholars: D.G. Hogarth and the Art of Travel

David George Hogarth first arrived at the British School at Athens in 1887, only a few months after it began operation; more students soon followed in his wake. However, unlike his fellow students, Hogarth was attracted to a field outside mainstream Classical or Byzantine subjects. As a result, he spent time in Asia Minor under […]

Celeste Farge, “The Society of Dilettanti’s Second Ionian Mission: William Gell’s journals at the British School at Athens and the British Museum”

Sketchbooks and journals from the Ionian Mission © Trustees of the British Museum   Celeste Farge (British Museum), “The Society of Dilettanti’s Second Ionian Mission: William Gell’s journals at the British School at Athens and the British Museum” William Gell (1777- 1836) – Classicist, traveller and topographer – was famously referred to by Byron as […]