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Plotting the Garden



9:30 am-10:00 am

Ustler Hall Atrium

Coffee and Welcome

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Ustler Hall Atrium

Plotting Empire

ELIZABETH MACAULAY-LEWIS: Herod’s Political Plants: Designing and Planting ‘Roman’ Gardens in Ancient Judea
DAN-EL PADILLA PERALTA: Gardens and Garbage: Copropolitics and Coprotheology in Republican Rome
moderated by Mary Ann Eaverly

3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Harn Museum of Art Goforth Classroom #1

Visualizing Plots

MAUREEN TURIMOn the Diagonal: Marie Menken’s "Glimpse of the Garden," 1957
VAUGHN SILLSTraditional African American Gardens: Sites of Social, Spiritual, and Ethical Beliefs; Photographs by Vaughn Sills
moderated by Ashley Jones

6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Harn Museum of Art Chandler Auditorium

Keynote Lecture and Reception

BETTINA BERGMANN: Plotting the Roman Garden


10:00 am-10:40 am

Ustler Hall Atrium


10:40 am-12:30 pm

Ustler Hall Atrium

Plots Inside and Out

ELIZABETH ROSS: The Garden Desmesne: Courtly Landscapes and Interiors in Valois France
ELISE SMITH: "Strange beauty": Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell at Kew Gardens
JUDITH W. PAGE: William Wordsworth’s Garden Plots in Theory and Practice
moderated by Barbara Mennel

1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Wilmot Gardens

Wilmot Gardens

presented by Elizabeth (Leah) Diehl

    3:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Ustler Hall Atrium

    Keynote Lecture

    THAISA WAY: Women, Gardens, and the Professions

    4:00 pm-4:30 pm

    Ustler Hall Atrium

    Closing Remarks

    moderated by Victoria Pagán

    4:30 pm-5:30 pm

    Ustler Hall Atrium


    Events are free and open to the public.

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