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From: H-ArtHist (Elisabeth Furtwaengler) <>
Date: Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 9:13 AM
Subject: CFP: Gardening and Knowledge

From: Prof. HJ Cook <>
Date: Feb 23, 2012
Subject: CFP: Gardening and Knowledge

Hannover, September 17 - 19, 2012
Deadline: Feb 29, 2012

Gardening and Knowledge. Landscape Design and the Sciences in the Early
Modern Period

Hannover, September 17-19 2012

Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation

Gardening and Knowledge is co-organised by the Centre of Garden Art and
Landscape Architecture at the Leibniz Universität Hannover and the
Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT) at
the Universität Wuppertal in Hannover. The workshop will open on the
evening of 17 September with a keynote lecture by Professor Dr. Michael
Leslie and will conclude on September 19. Because experts from the USA
and several European countries will be participating, the conference
language will be English.

Speakers have already committed to presenting on such topics as:
- Gardening nature, gardening knowledge: early modern gardens and the
rise of natural knowledge;
- John Evelyn, the Elysium Britannicum and the generation/ creation of
- Water technology, the increase of knowledge and its impact on gardens
in the time of the Renaissance;
- Botanical illustrations and the cultivation of botanical knowledge in
the early modern era;
- Water technology and the theory of perspective in Early Modern garden
- the scientific approach and professionalism in garden art
historiography in the Early Modern Period.

Proposals for papers are welcome by February 29, 2012. The workshop’s
scope and aims invite interdisciplinary collaboration:
proposals from all disciplines that can meaningfully contribute to
expanding the field of “Gardens and Knowledge”are welcome. Special
consideration will be given to proposals from emerging scholars.
Proposals must include a proposed title and an abstract (1–3 pages) of
a 20-minute talk. The intention is to publish the conference
proceedings promptly.

Please send titles, abstracts (1-3 pages) and a short CV (one page
max.) via post or e-mail to:
Email address:
Mailing address: Zentrum für Gartenkunst und Landschaftsarchitektur
Leibniz Universität Hannover Herrenhäuser Straße 8 D-30419 Hannover,

Posted on behalf of Alette Fleischer by: Prof. HJ Cook, John F. Nickoll
Professor of History, Brown University, USA (

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Gardening and Knowledge. In: H-ArtHist, Feb 23, 2012.


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