History seminars at the IHR

History of Gardens and Landscapes

Convenors: Michael Ann Mullen, Christine Lalumia (Sotheby's Institute of Art & UCL), Dr David Marsh, Stephen Smith, Dr Janet Waymark (IHR)

For enquiries email: ihrgardenhistory@gmail.com

Venue:  The Past and Present Room 202, 2nd floor, IHR

PLEASE NOTE: THE SEMINAR WILL MEET ON THURSDAY not on Friday as it did previously. 

Time:  Thursdays, 6:00pm (Note the time change)

Theme for Autumn Term:  The Garden and Science

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
2 October Curiosity, Commerce and Conversation: Nursery Gardens in 18th Century London

Dr. Richard Coulton (Queen Mary College, University of London)                              


16 October Crafty, Moral, Killer Plants: The Reception and Influence of Darwinism in 19th Century Botanical Circles?

Dr. Jim Endersby (University of Sussex)


30 October The Garden as a Scientific Space in the later 18th Century

Clare Hickman (King's College, University of London)        


13 November The Garden and Science in the writings of Jane and John Claudius Loudon

Dr. Sarah Dewis, British Library


27 November The Scientific Gardens at Woburn Abbey, 1800-1840

Dr Paul Smith (University College London)

Please note: this session takes place in the Olga Crisp Room 104 on the 1st floor, IHR


11 December A Hotbed of Genius? Botany and the Commercial Plant Trade in 18th Century London and Paris

Dr. Sarah Easterby-Smith (St Andrew's University, Fife)