Symposium: Hanover and England - a garden and personal union?

RHN 7/2014 | Event

Organisers: Technische Universität Dresden; Zentrum für Gartenkunst und Landschaftsarchitektur (CGL), Leibniz Universität Hannover

26- 27 February 2014, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Deadline: 14 February 2014

Hanover and England – A garden and personal union?
German and British garden culture between 1714 and today

When George I, Elector of Hanover, was enthroned in England in 1714 he established a personal union that existed until 1837 leaving many cultural and political marks. Its 300th anniversary will be celebrated in the conference “Hanover and England: a garden and personal union? German and British garden culture between 1714 and today”. The symposium will not only focus on questions of garden history but also consider furthermore the contemporary background on which ideas on art, agriculture, commerce, technology, literature and politics were exchanged.

In view of the encyclopaedic interest of the late 18th century it is self-evident to invite several academic disciplines to describe and to discuss the cultural transfer between Great Britain and Hanover. The transfer of horticultural and artistic ideas very often flourished in the 19th century at different places. This gives reason to focus the conference on two key parts: the Hanoverian-British exchange between 1714 and 1837 (the period of the actual personal union) and the Anglo-German relations that open perspectives even into the present age.

The Symposium will be conducted in English.

Funded by: Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur

The preliminary programme can be found here: Programme "Hanover and England"

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Source: H-Soz-u-Kult