INDEX JOURNAL , Issue No. 4 Secession

Performing Travel Lady Holland’s Grand Tour Souvenirs and the House of All Europe by Emma Gleadhill

Emma Gleadhill is a historian based in Sydney. She was awarded her PhD in early 2017 for her dissertation at Monash University titled Travelling trifles: the souvenirs of late-eighteenth century female British tourists. Her dissertation explored how late eighteenth-century British women touring Europe and the British Isles used their travel accounts and collections to construct their identities and lay claim to knowledge and expertise. She is currently a Junior Research Fellow in Enlightenment Studies in the Sydney Intellectual History Network’s Enlightenment and its Impact Program. Under the fellowship she is uncovering women’s contributions to scientific inquiry during the late eighteenth century, particularly through the experience of travel.