2nd Annual GHS Graduate Symposium

Posted on April 23rd, 2012 by Charles Boot

2nd Annual GHS Graduate Symposium

at the University of Reading

9.30am, Friday 13 July

After the success of last year’s inaugural symposium, the second will take place on Friday 13 July as part of the annual conference at the University of Reading.

The GHS is pleased to welcome speakers from Hong Kong, the United States and the UK whose papers offer us a programme that spans the 18th and 19th centuries:

Leslie Diane Hunter (MA 18th Century British History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas),
on The Secrets of the Hampton Court Maze;

John Hemingway (MPhil West Midlands History, University of Birmingham),
on An Interim Study of the Influences of William Shenstone on Other Gardens in Eighteenth-Century England;

Anne King (Independent Researcher),
on Thomas Main, Gardener: Changing the U.S. Landscape, a Washington, DC perspective, c.1812;

Winnie Chan (DPhil, Institute for Chinese Studies, University of Oxford),
on Looking for Antiquity and the New: The Chinese Hong Merchant Gardens of Guangzhou in the Nineteenth Century;

Elaine Taylor (MA Landscape, Heritage and Society, University of Chester),
on A Garden for Lord Leverhulme: Roynton Cottage, near Bolton, Lancashire.

It is encouraging to note that the postgraduate programme in West Midlands History at the University of Birmingham is once again represented.

Although attendance at our Graduate Symposium is free, it forms part of our AGM and Annual Summer Conference Programme and you should probably look at the Booking Form for that for more information.


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