Conference | Moving Landscapes: Gardens

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on November 9, 2018

From The Huntington:

Moving Landscapes: Gardens and Gardening in the Transatlantic World, 1670–1830
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, 7–8 December 2018

Both as physical locations and as fantasies of selfhood, gardens always speak of where and how we see ourselves in the world. Focusing on the imagination and creation of gardens in the disparate geographies of 18th-century Europe, the Caribbean, and North America, this conference explores transatlantic ideas of nation, location, and self, and asks how the experience of gardens might be shared across nations, oceans, and cultures.

Funding provided by The Huntington’s William French Smith Endowment and The USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute

F R I D A Y ,  7  D E C E M B E R  2 0 1 8

8:30  Registration and coffee

9:30  Welcome by Steve Hindle (The Huntington) and opening remarks by Stephen Bending (University of Southampton)

Session 1 | Making Places in the Atlantic World
Moderator: Stephen Bending
• John Dixon Hunt (University of Pennsylvania), Raising the Veils of Isis, Then What?
• Tom Williamson (University of East Anglia), Production, Power and the Natural: Explaining the Differences between English and American Gardens in the Eighteenth Century

12:00  Lunch

1:00  Curatorial tours of the botanical collections

3:00  Session 2 | New World Landscapes and Transatlantic Imaginings
Moderator: Jennifer Milam (University of Melbourne)
• Therese O’Malley (NGA CASVA, Washington, D.C.), The Garden in the Wilderness
• Joseph Manca (Rice University), The Human Presence in George Washington’s Gardens at Mount Vernon

S A T U R D A Y ,  8  D E C E M B E R  2 0 1 8

9:00  Registration and coffee

9:30  Session 3 | Planting the Transatlantic Garden
Moderator: Stephen Bending
• Finola O’Kane Crimmins (University College Dublin), Improving the Atlantic World: Transatlantic Tourists and their Landscape Designs, Comparisons and Route
• Elizabeth Hyde (Kean University), A Reciprocal Exchange of the Productions of Nature: Plants and Place in France and America

11:00  Session 4 | Transatlantic Designs
Moderator: Jennifer Milam
• Emily Cooperman (ARCH Preservation Consulting), The Last Polish of a Refined Nation: Philadelphia and Garden Art in the Atlantic World
• Jonathan Finch (University of York), The Estate Landscape: A Transatlantic Dialogue

1:00  Lunch

2:00  Session 5 | Experiencing the Transatlantic Landscape
Moderator: Stephen Bending
• Jill Casid (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Landscape Vertigo
• Rachel Crawford (University of San Francisco), Fragmented Gardens

4:00  Roundtable

4:30  Closing remarks by Jennifer Milam

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