Course Description


In this course, we will be reading from the journal of a 19th century Irishman that spans the five months of his trip home to Cork from Bombay. As an anonymous figure in history, the writer of this journal provides a unique layman’s perspective of the weather, travel conditions, ecological events, and interpersonal elements of 19th century nautical travel. We will be viewing both the original version of the journal (in digital form) as well as the provided transcript, adding elements of linguistic and graphological study into our exploration of this distinctive historical archive of travel writing. If you have any questions, please email OLLI@outreach.lsu.edu or call 225-578-2500.

If you have any questions, please call 225-578-2500 or email OLLI@outreach.lsu.edu.


Instructor: Taylor Thompson


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Section Title
From Bombay to Cork: The Journal of a 19th Century Irishman
9:00AM to 10:00AM
Jul 08, 2024 to Jul 29, 2024
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OLFROM non-credit $20.00 Click here to get more information
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