Hanover and England – A garden and personal union? German and British garden culture between 1714 and today
Symposium, February 26-27, 2014
When George I, Elector of Hanover, was enthroned in England in 1714, he established a personal union that lasted until 1837, leaving its cultural and political marks both in Britain and in the region of Hanover. 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 will also consider the contemporary backdrop against which ideas on art, agriculture, commerce, technology, literature and politics were exchanged.
In view of the encyclopaedic interest of the late 18th century the obvious thing was 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 flourished in different fields throughout the 19th century. Thus the conference focusses on two key periods: the Hanoverian-British exchange between 1714 and 1837 (the actual period of the personal union) and the subsequent Anglo-German relations, which open up perspectives even today.
Die Tagungssprache ist English / The symposium will be conducted in English.
Gefördert durch / Funded by:
Um Anmeldung mit dem beigefügten Formular (s. u.) wird bis zum 14.02.2014 gebeten unter: / Please return the registration form below via mail, email or fax by February 14, 2014 to:
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Zentrum für Gartenkunst und Landschaftsarchitektur (CGL)
Herrenhäuser Str. 8, D-30419 Hannover
Phone: +49 511 762 5789
Fax: +49 511 762 5693
Bitte beachten Sie, dass die Teilnehmerzahl begrenzt ist.
Please note that the number of symposium participants is limited.
The preliminary programme can be found here: