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:  As annouced in the programme, below

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

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

Please note that, for the Spring series, some titles are provisional

Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
8 January 'No trusting anything out of doors': exotic birds and animals in the C18 garden

Dr Christopher Plumb (University of Manchester)

Venue:  SAS Room 243, Senate House, South Block, second floor


22 January Orthodox fantasy: Sir William Chambers's 'Designs of Chinese Buildings' and the British garden

Emile de Bruijn (National Trust)

Venue:  SAS Room 246, Senate House, South Block, second floor


5 February Exotics from N America in C18

Jean Stone (independentscholar/writer)

Venue:  SAS Room 246, Senate House, South Block, second floor


19 February Indian Influence in C18 British Garden

Diane James (University of Warwick)

Venue:  Gordon Room, G34, Senate House, South Block, ground floor


5 March Sir Hans Sloane and Exotica

Victoria Pickering (Queen Mary) & Alice Marples (King’s)

Venue:  Gordon Room, G34, Senate House, South Block, ground floor


19 March A Taste for the Exotic: Pineapple Cultivation in Britain

Joanna Lausen‐Higgins (Independent Scholar)

Venue:  Gordon Room, G34, Senate House, South Block, ground floor