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:  Room 206, IHR, North Block of Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

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 (Sussex University)

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

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

13 November TBC


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

Dr Paul Smith (Independent Scholar)

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)