Itinera is a data visualization research tool being developed by the University of Pittsburgh’s Visual Media Workshop, a digital humanities lab within the Henry Clay Frick Department of the History of Art and Architecture. Data input for the project is the work of art history graduate students, who also train and advise first-year undergraduates participating in the School of Arts and Sciences’ First Experiences in Research program. Besides fostering student engagement with technology in the service of history, Itinera’s larger purpose is to support research into the social, intellectual, and artistic correspondences that resulted from greater mobility and opportunities for travel among certain classes of 18th and 19th century Europeans. This new freedom spurred the emergence of “cultural tourism,” a knowledge-building phenomenon with ramifications still debated by scholars today.
Edwards, Kathy, "Itinera" (2017). Publications. 161.