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The French Garden as Cultural Palimpsest: Transformation, Renovation, Interpretation

Friday, 8 September – Saturday, 9 September 2017

The French Garden as Cultural Palimpsest: Transformation, Renovation, Interpretation

This international conference brings together experts in the field to discuss its topic "Le Jardin français en tant que palimpseste culturel: transformation, rénovation, interprétation’ / The French Garden as Cultural Palimpsest: Transformation, Renovation, Interpretation."

The conference is free and open to the public and is held under the aegis of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Trinity College Dublin's research network Early Modern Gardens in Context with the support of Trinity Long Room Hub. Papers will be presented in French and English. 

PROGRAMME
Friday 8 September 2017
9.30. am.-9.45 a.m. Welcome by Mr Lionel Paradisi-Coulouma, Senior Officer at the French Embassy in Ireland

9.45 a.m.-10.00 a.m. Dr Sarah Alyn Stacey, FTCD, Académie de Savoie, Chevalier de l’ordre national du mérite, Director of the Trinity Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (TCMRS/French Department, Trinity College Dublin):
‘“The Garden as Cultural Palimpsest: Transformation, Renovation, Interpretation”: the Symposium in its Broader Context

Session 1 : Chair : Dr Frederic Ogee (Université Paris Diderot)

10.00 a.m.-10.40 a.m. Dr Marie Casset (Université de Bretagne-Sud): 
‘Châteaux, manoirs et jardins au moyen âge dans la France de l’ouest (XIe-XVe siècles)’

10.40 a.m.-11.20 a.m. Dr Ian Thompson (Newcastle University):
‘The Sun King’s Garden: A Landscape Architect considers Versailles’

11.20 a.m.-11.45 a.m. Refreshments

Session 2: Chair: Dr Sarah Alyn Stacey, FTCD (TCMRS/French Department Trinity College Dublin)

11.45 a.m.-12.25 p.m.  Hazel Proctor (Department of Botany, Trinity College Dublin):
‘The Enduring Influence of the French Renaissance on the Great Gardens of Ireland’

12.25 p.m.-12.45 p.m. Questions on the morning sessions

1.00 p.m.-2.30 p.m. Lunch
Session 3: Chair: Hazel Proctor (Department of Botany, Trinity College Dublin)

2.30 p.m.-3.10 p.m. Dr Finola O’Kane Crimmins, FRIA (School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin):
‘Sowing Sedition: Translations of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Garden of Les Charmettes into Eighteenth-Century Ireland’

3.10 p.m.-3.50 p.m. Frederic Ogee (Université Paris Diderot):
‘A Work to Wonder ...about? The Virtuality of the English Landscape Garden’

3.50 p.m.-4.15 p.m.  Refreshments

Session 4: Chair: Dr Finola O’Kane Crimmins, FRIA (School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin)

4.15-5.00 p.m. Dr Gavin Hughes (Director of the ‘Irish Archaeology Research Network’, Trinity Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Trinity College Dublin):
‘An Ulsterman’s Castle is his Garden: Military Aesthetics and Practicalities of Space in the Jacobean and Stuart Garden’.

5.00-5.20 Questions on the afternoon sessions

5.20-6.30 p.m. Round table: Early Modern Gardens in Perspective-future directions for research 

Saturday 9 September 2017
Morning visit to the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin led by Hazel Proctor (Botany Department, Trinity College Dublin)
NB. There is a small fee to cover this and places must be booked directly. Please contact Hazel Proctor at proctoh@tcd.ie

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Type: Arts and Culture, Conferences, Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Public
Cost: Free
Contact Name: Dr Sarah Alyn-Stacey, FTCD
Contact Emailsalynsta@tcd.ie

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