Giovanna Ceserani

  • Stanford University
  • Department of Classics
  • Associate Professor of Classics

Giovanna Ceserani is Associate Professor of Classics and, by courtesy, of History at Stanford University. She works on the intellectual history of classical archaeology and historiography, on which she has published Italy’s Lost Greece: Magna Graecia and the Making of Modern Archaeology (OUP 2012). More recently she is focusing on eighteenth-century travel to Italy, as a moment when the exploration of classical sites intersected with new visions of the future, political and scholarly alike, working with unpublished travel manuscripts as well as emerging digital approaches, and now directs the Stanford Digital Humanities research hub, the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA).