Moving Landscapes: Gardens and Gardening in the Transatlantic World, 1670–1830

Fri., Dec. 7, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Rothenberg Hall
Event Notes: 
Add to Calendar 12/07/2018 08:30 AM 12/07/2018 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Moving Landscapes: Gardens and Gardening in the Transatlantic World, 1670–1830 Visit page - The Huntington - Rothenberg Hall

Focusing on the imagination and creation of gardens in the disparate geographies of 18th-century Europe, the Caribbean, and North America, this conference explores transatlantic ideas of nation, location, and self, and asks how the experience of gardens might be shared across nations, oceans, and cultures.

Conference Schedule


8:30 a.m. - Registration & Coffee

9:30 a.m. - Welcome: Steve Hindle (The Huntington)

Opening Remarks: Stephen Bending (University of Southampton)

Session 1: Making Places in the Atlantic World 
Moderator: Stephen Bending

John Dixon Hunt (University of Pennsylvania)
Raising the Veils of Isis, Then What?

Tom Williamson (University of East Anglia)
Production, power and the natural: Explaining the Differences Between English and American Gardens in the Eighteenth Century

12 p.m. - Lunch

1 p.m. - Curatorial Tours of the Botanical Collections

3 p.m. - Session 2: New World Landscapes and Transatlantic Imaginings

Moderator: Jennifer Milam (University of Melbourne)

Therese OMalley (NGA CASVA, Washington, D.C.)
The Garden in the Wilderness

Joseph Manca (Rice University)
The Human Presence in George Washingtons Gardens at Mount Vernon


9 a.m. - Registration & Coffee

9:30 a.m. - Session 3: Planting the Transatlantic Garden 
Moderator: Stephen Bending

Finola OKane Crimmins (University College Dublin)
Improving the Atlantic World: Transatlantic Tourists and their Landscape Designs, Comparisons and Route

Elizabeth Hyde (Kean University)
A reciprocal exchange of the productions of nature: Plants and Place in France and America

11 a.m. - Session 4: Transatlantic Designs

Moderator: Jennifer Milam

Emily Cooperman (ARCH Preservation Consulting)  
The last polish of a refined nation: Philadelphia and Garden Art in the Atlantic World

Jonathan Finch (University of York)
The Estate Landscape: A Transatlantic Dialogue

1 p.m. - Lunch

2 p.m. - Session 5: Experiencing the Transatlantic Landscape
Moderator: Stephen Bending

Jill Casid (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Landscape Vertigo

Rachel Crawford (University of San Francisco)
Fragmented Gardens

4 p.m. - Roundtable

4:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks: Jennifer Milam

Funding provided by The Huntington's William French Smith Endowment and The USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute