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

Summer Term 2014
DateSeminar details
17 May
There will be no regular seminar meetings during the summer term. The study day will replace the summer term seminar sessions.


Keep off the Grass: Access to Urban Green Spaces and their Histories

Please note:  the Study Day has, with regret, been cancelled

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)