Roey Sweet

Roey Sweet

Roey Sweet is Professor of Urban History at the Centre for Urban History at the University of Leicester, focusing upon eighteenth century urban, social and cultural history. Much of her work has concentrated upon antiquarianism and the reception of the past in Britain and by Britons travelling in Europe.  Her monograph Cities and the Grand Tour: the British in Italy, c. 1690-1820 (2012) focused upon the response of British travellers to the classical and medieval past in Italian towns and cities.  She is currently leading a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust ‘War, travel and cultural exchange: William Gell and the British in Italy, 1750-1830’, with a particular focus upon Sir William Gell whose manuscript journal of his tours in Spain and Portugal is held by the BSR.

Latest News

Latest News

The blog, Inscribing Anonymity, will present research objectives and project results of a three-year research project (2023-2026), Inscribing Anonymity: Un-Authored
Read Balsdon Fellow 2023 Catherine Fletcher's new blog announcing the release of her new book 'The Roads to Rome: A
I first came to Rome in 2001, for a summer course in Italian before starting my Masters degree. In doing
The BSR is happy to announce an exciting opportunity for a studio-based artist living and working in North West England
We are delighted to announce that His Majesty The King has confirmed his acceptance of the Patronage of the British
Following a successful grant application to the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, the University of Liverpool is seeking to
Our fourth interview features artist Elizabeth Price,  who held the position of Arts Council England Helen Chadwick Fellow at the University
‘Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things’, Marcus Tullius Cicero. There is only the present. The past is
The third-century AD cult site of the apostle martyrs Peter and Paul underneath the present church of San Sebastiano at
Poverty was a ubiquitous phenomenon in ancient Rome, a constant feature in the city-scape. The threat of poverty haunted the

Search