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

For enquiries email: ihrgardenhistory@gmail.com

Venue:  Wolfson Room NB01

Time:  Thursdays, 6:00pm

Autumn Term: Changing Perceptions of the Landscape: What drives this – economics, politics, philosophy aesthetics …?

Autumn Term 2015
DateSeminar details
1 October Classical Culture: a constant force amid changing taste 1600-1800

Judy Tarling (independent scholar)       


15 October Aspects of the designed landscapes of eighteenth century industrialists

Dianne Long (University of Exeter)

29 October Preparing Capability Brown for his 300th Birthday (provisional)

Dr Oliver Cox  (University of Oxford)    

12 November Birkenhead Park: a gift to urban civilization or a contested landscape?

Robert Lee (University of Liverpool)

Venue: Pollard Room N301, 3rd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House

26 November Homo Ludens in the Landscape: English forests and other hunting grounds

Dr. John Langton (University of Oxford) 


10 December Releasing the Spirit of the Place: Landscape, the National Trust and the enduring legacy of the Picturesque

Dr. Ben Cowell (National Trust)