Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Todd Rygh

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English: Textual Studies


2008 Fellows

Travel Locations: Malta, France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Senegal, Mali, Argentina, Chile, Peru

Todd is interested in witnessing how individuals and communities negotiate changes in their material and social world. He hopes to understand, and to then share, how the various communities he encounters achieve a complex and rich historical layering that provides context and gives meaning to life. In order to absorb these observations, he proposes a journey where he will move slowly, primarily by foot and bicycle, along portions of four routes of pilgrimage or commerce drawn from the pre-modern world: the pilgrimage of St. James de Compostela, the Silk Road, the salt caravans of the Sahara and the Inca Trail.