New research in garden history Graduate Symposium at Keele University

Posted on December 13th, 2010 by Charles Boot
Jul ’11
9:30 am

New research in garden history Graduate Symposium at Keele University

9.30am, Friday 22 July

The Society is hosting a symposium for scholars who are unpublished in the field; scholars in all disciplines are being encouraged to submit.

The aims of the GHS Graduate Symposium are:

• to provide a professional forum for the presentation of new research in the field of garden history

• to provide an opportunity for scholars to hone presentation skills

• to encourage scholars who are unpublished in the field of garden history

• to generate potential scholarly articles for inclusion in our journal Garden History

• to add another dimension to the GHS Annual Conference

• to attract new members to the GHS

We were delighted with the response to our Call for Papers, with entries coming from throughout the UK, as well as the USA and Italy. Entries took the form of an abstract for an intended 20-minute presentation.

Our choice of five speakers is:
Oliver Cox
on Jeremiah Dixon, Alfred the Great, and the merchant fathers of Leeds in the late eighteenth-century;

Sarah Hundleby on The Development of Bramham Park, 1700–31;

Sarah Law on The Rufford Abbey Estate in the early eighteenth century in the context of hunting, in particular the emerging sport of fox hunting;

Elaine Mitchell on ‘A fine crop of peaches, and several hundred geraniums’; the flowering of Thomas Clark’s metallic hothouse manufactory in the early eighteenth-century;

Gabriele Mulè on The Extended Garden: Sicilian Landscape as an English Garden, from Castelvetrano to Selinunte following Walter Swinburne, ‘Grand Tour’ traveller.

We have added the Graduate Symposium as an extra event at the Annual Conference; we hope it will become a regular fixture in the GHS calendar. The morning will be chaired by Patrick Eyres of The New Arcadian Journal and we hope will be well attended by both GHS members and peers of the speakers as a prelude to the Society’s Annual Conference. Attendance is free, though there will be a charge for lunch if you choose to stay on, and attend the AGM and Annual Conference.

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