Travel literature as a source of sustainability practices
Understanding the relationship between humans and the environment is critical in elaborating current and future practices aiming at the sustainable development of marine resources. Travel writings from the late 18th and early 19th centuries offer valuable information for understanding the evolution of culturally informed values of the environment. The EU-funded COASTAL ROUTES project investigates the human-environment relationship along the Atlantic coasts of Ireland and Scotland through the analysis of Romantic travel writing between 1770 and 1840. The project will conduct a comparative study of Irish and Scottish travel texts to understand how tourists established the environment as a resource and reflected changing attitudes, and it will reveal how environmental narratives matured around specific areas.
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