About the seminar
The History of Gardens and Landscapes Seminar provides a forum for historians and researchers, artists, practioners and interested members of the public to explore and discuss issues related to the history, use and meaning of gardens and the designed landscape and their importance in the public realm today.
The seminars are designed to advance knowledge and create discourse across differing but related disciplines, all of which look to gardens, landscapes and their histories as a key focus or inspiration. It aims to explore new ideas, discover new voices and define new approaches to the subject as well as to provide an opportunity to critically explore more traditional approaches and concepts.
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This seminar series a wide range of professionals including historians, architects, gardeners, horticulturists, planners, geographers, artists and photographers. As a result, new networks are formed leading to cross-fertilization between academic disciplines and a fresh approach to, and constituency for, garden and landscape history.
Speakers are drawn from throughout Britain and some are invited from abroad. Although speakers are not paid a fee, their travel and other expense are covered.
Term 1 theme: New Perspectives on the 17th Century Garden