15 - 16th December 2006, School of History, University of Liverpool
Proposals for papers are invited for a symposium on the changing design, role and significance of historic parks and open spaces. Speakers are sought from a range of fields including: academic history, civic design, architecture, and heritage studies. Papers may relate to any site, local, national or international or any theme relating to the design, use and perception of historic parks and public spaces. The symposium will mark the completion of a year-long pilot project at the University of Liverpool on the historic and contemporary significance of Liverpool’s parks and open spaces.
Papers should be of around 25 minutes in length and might address themes such as:
Memorialisation in public spaces
Public space vs. private management
Historical management strategies
and sites such as:
Botanic gardens and their collections
Exhibition sites and their gardens
These themes are intended as a starting point only and papers that address other aspects of historic public parks are welcome.
Abstracts of 250 - 350 words are invited and should arrive by 1 Novemeber 2006. Delegates who do not wish to present a paper are equally welcome and should contact Katy Jones on the email address provided.
School of History
University of Liverpool
9 Abercromby Square
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