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During the Georgian period (1714-1830), the upper-middle class joined the aristocracy in the world of travel and vacation. The wealthy merchant class began vacationing to new fashionable resort towns such as Bath. The authors of the time popularized the English countryside in their writings for England’s new vacationers as well. Furthermore, the aristocracy began reaching outside of England to the Continent for trips of art, culture, and intellectual stimulation. The Georgian period, in essence, introduced the upper-middle class to leisure vacations, made the English countryside fashionable for tourists, and broadened the reach of the aristocratic vacation to continental Europe’s rich culture.
The Annual Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference showcases some of the best student research from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The mentored learning program encourages undergraduate students to participate in hands-on and practical research under the direction of a faculty member. Students create these posters as an aide in presenting the results of their research to the public, faculty, and their peers.
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Metcalf, Whitney; Jeffs, Amanda; Jackson, Karina; and Rugh, Susan, "English Tourists in the Georgian Period: A Cultural and Leisure Pursuit" (2010). FHSS Mentored Research Conference. 47.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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