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Scholarly Activities in Garden and Landscape Studies

Symposia, colloquia, public lectures, and other scholarly events

See here for information about awards available to students to support symposium and colloquium attendance.

2000–2010 | 2010–present

2016–2017

Landscapes of Pre-Industrial Cities

May 5-6, 2017 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium, Georges Farhat and John Beardsley, Symposiarchs

Summer Graduate Workshop

June 6–18, 2016 | Garden and Landscape Studies Graduate Workshop

2015–2016

Landscape and the Academy

May 6–7, 2016 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium, Daniel Bluestone and John Beardsley, Symposiarchs

Olympic Landscapes: Green and Greener

April 14, 2016 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Mary Margaret Jones

Film Screening: Containment

March 23, 2016 | Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies and Garden and Landscape Studies, in collaboration with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

Frontiers in Urban Landscape Research

November 20, 2015 | Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies Graduate Workshop

The Monster in the Garden: Early Modern Landscape Design and the Grotesque

October 15, 2015 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Luke Morgan, Monash University

2014–2015

River Cities: Historical and Contemporary

May 8–9, 2015 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium, Thaisa Way, Symposiarch

Culture, History, and Context: Inspiring Contemporary Landscapes

April 30, 2015 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Thomas Woltz, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

Landscape and Sacred Architecture in Pre-Modern South Asia

November 14, 2014 | Garden and Landscape Studies Colloquium, John Beardsley and Subhashini Kaligotla, Colloquiarchs

2013–2014

Sound and Scent in the Garden

May 9–10, 2014 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium, D. Fairchild Ruggles, Symposiarch

How to Read the Chinese Garden? Qianlong Emperor’s Retreat in the Forbidden City

March 20, 2014 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Eugene Wang, Harvard University

Travel and Translation

November 1, 2013 | Garden and Landscape Studies Colloquium

Le Notre and Versailles in Modernity (20th to 21st Centuries)

September 23, 2013 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Georges Farhat, University of Toronto

2012–2013

Cultural Landscape Heritage in Sub-Saharan Africa

May 10–11, 2013 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium

Gardens and the Work of Environmental Memory

April 11, 2013 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Lawrence Buell, Harvard University; Sponsored by the Director’s Office

The Future of Mud: A Tale of Houses and Lives in Djenne

March 21, 2013 | Garden and Landscape Studies Film Screening, Susan Vogel, Director; in collaboration with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

Working with Farrand/Farrand at Work

March 8, 2013 | Garden and Landscape Studies Colloquium

History and Memory in the Manchu Imperial Park of Bishu Shanzhuang

December 5, 2012 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Stephen Whiteman, A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, CASVA

Management and Conservation in the Historic Villas and Gardens of Rome

November 14, 2012 | Garden and Landscape Studies Informal Talk, Alberta Campitelli, Director of the City of Rome’s Office of Historic Villas and Parks

2011–2012

Food and the City

May 4–5, 2012 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium, Dorothée Imbert, Symposiarch

Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot, Cloud Terrace Installation

April 5, 2012 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture

February 8, 2012 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Peter Walker, Principal, PWP Landscape Architecture

Landscapes of Enchantment: Cosmology, Ritual and Ideas of Place in the Ancient Yaruba City-State

September 22, 2011 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Suzanne Blier, Harvard University

2010–2011

Technology and the Garden

May 6–7, 2011 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium; Published 2014

March 15, 2011 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Peter Galison, Harvard University

The Role of History in Contemporary Landscape Architecture

March 3, 2011 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, John Dixon Hunt, University of Pennsylvania

December 11, 2010 | Garden and Landscape Studies Colloquium; In Collaboration with Landscape Journal; Published in Landscape Journal 31, nos. 1–2 (2012).

September 21, 2010 | Garden and Landscape Studies Artist’s Talk, Patrick Dougherty

2009–2010

Designing Wildlife Habitats

May 14–15, 2010 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium, John Beardsley and Alexander Felson, Symposiarchs; Published 2013

Working in Mughal Paradise: Restoring Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi & Bagh-e Babur, Kabul

April 19, 2010 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Ratish Nanda, Projects Director, Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Museum Sculpture Gardens: A Brief Illustrated History

March 25, 2010 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture and Film Screening, John Walsh, Director Emeritus of the J. Paul Getty Museum

A Second Suburb: The Landscape of Levittown, PA

November 18, 2009 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Dianne Harris, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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October 1, 2009 | Garden and Landscape Studies Vaslef Public Lecture, Ken Smith, Principal, Ken Smith Landscape Architect

2008–2009

The Interlacing of Words and Things in Gardens and Landscapes: Beyond Nature and Culture

May 8–9, 2009 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium, Stephen Bann, Symposiarch; Published 2012

Wild Urban Plants

March 30, 2009 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Peter del Tredici, Harvard University

Sustaining Beauty: The Performance of Appearance

December 4, 2008 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Beth Meyer, University of Virginia

The New Vernacular: Redefining Urbanity in Contemporary China

October 1, 2008 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Kongjian Yu, Peking University

2007–2008

Recent Issues in Italian Garden Studies: Sources, Methods, and Theoretical Perspectives

2007 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium; Published 2011

Middle East Garden Traditions: Unity and Diversity; Questions, Methods, and Resources in a Multicultural Perspective

Spring 2007 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium; Cosponsored by the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; Published 2007

2006–2007

Archaeology of Garden Imagination

Spring 2006 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium; Cosponsored by The Huntington; Published 2008

2005–2006

Existence and Experience in Contemporary Garden Design

May 4–7, 2005 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium

2004–2005

Botanical Progress, Horticultural Innovations, and Cultural Changes

2004 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium; in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution of Botany and the United States Botanical Garden

2003–2004

Lay Ritual Practices in Gardens and Landscapes

2003 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium

2002–2003

Sacred Ritual Practices in Gardens and Landscapes

2002 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium

2001–2002

Social Reception of Baroque Gardens

May 11–12, 2001 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium; Published 2005

2000–2001

Landscape Design and the Experience of Motion

2000 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium

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