GARDENING: Histories of Horticultural Practice
Conference in Glasgow, Scotland
15-17 March 2007
Paper proposals are invited for a conference on the history of gardening. Building on an excellent historiography of gardens and landscape design, this conference will focus on the means and practices that create gardens, rather than formal or cultural analyses of the spaces themselves. We will consider the term ‘garden’ broadly, to mean discrete landscapes intentionally planted for sustenance, commerce, ornament, creation of leisure space, or advancement of horticultural knowledge. The organisers welcome proposals from a variety of disciplines, on any historical period or geographic region, as long as the research to be presented focuses on acts of gardening.
Topics might include, but are certainly not limited to, the histories of:
tools for gardening
horticultural labour/gardening as a profession
garden clubs and societies
exchange of plant material
exchange of botanical information or horticultural advice
Please address queries to Marina Moskowitz: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send 250-word proposal and 1-pg c.v. to: email@example.com by 1 October 2006. Acceptances should be available by mid-October.
The GARDENING conference is part of the research project ‘Seed Money: The Economies of Horticulture in Nineteenth-Century America’ funded through the Programme on Cultures of Consumption, by the UK Economic and Social Research Council and Arts and Humanities Research Council.
[Please note: Conference organisers will apply for additional funding to subsidise travel of distant participants, but this funding is in no way assured, and the outcome of these grants will not be known until shortly before the conference. Therefore, participants should not rely on travel funds being available from the conference itself.]
University of Glasgow
1 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QQ
(f) 44-141-330-5000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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