Oxford Garden and History Seminar

This seminar aims to bring together French and British research on gardens and landscapes in an interdisciplnary fashion, connecting the aesthetic with social, scientific, ideological and cultural perspectives. It is based at the Maison Française, Oxford (2-10 Norham Road, OX2 6SE), with the support of the Oxford Centre for Research in the Humanities.
Information can be found on http://www.mfo.ac.uk/en/events

The next seminars will take place on May 18th, 10.30-6 pm and June 22nd.

18 MAY 2013 10.30-6pm
Part I- Reception in Garden History

Kristof Fatsar, Corvinus Unive. of Budapest, Hungary
“Reception of British Parks and Gardens in Hungary, 1770-1848”

Josepha Richard, Univ. of Sheffield
“Chinese gardens in Western eyes: a historiography of taste and erudition”?

Part II- Understanding and Preserving Historical Sites

Liyuan Gu Univ. of Sheffield :
“The Development of Chinese Rockwork”

John Phibbs, Debois Landscape Survey Group
“’Lancelot Brown’s Appreciation of the Past’?”

Peter Goodchild, English Heritage
“Finding Mr Brown in Yorkshire”

Jenifer White, English Heritage
“Paving the way for ‘Capability’ Brown Celebrations”

22 June 2013

Saturday 22 June, times and location to be announced
“Celebrating André Le Nôtre and his Reception in Britain”
A visit to Blenheim Palace in the morning will be followed by the seminar at the Maison Française in the afternoon. More details will follow.
Patricia BOUCHENOT-DÉCHIN, Château de Versailles, Georges FARHAT, Univ. of Toronto, David JACQUES, English Heritage

More information will be advertised at a later date.

Anyone interested in participating or wishing to obtain further information for registration, please contact laurent.chatel@all.ox.ac.uk or consult the website of the Maison Française d’Oxford.

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Painswick Roccoco Gardens, the Red House, Photo © Joab Smith