Landscape and the Academy

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

8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wuhan University Wuhan University, China, November 2015. Photo: Tianjie Zhang.

Universities are custodians of some of the world’s most significant designed landscapes. Historical campuses are the centers of academic life, but universities also manage gardens, botanical gardens, arboreta, farms, forests, biotic reserves, and even far-flung environmental research stations. How and why have universities come to be responsible for so many different kinds of landscapes? And what role do these landscapes play today in academic life, pedagogy, and cultural politics? See here for additional information, including a list of speakers and their topics.

This symposium, organized by Daniel Bluestone (Boston University) and John Beardsley (Dumbarton Oaks), took place in the Dumbarton Oaks Music Room.

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Wuhan University, China, November 2015. Photo: Tianjie Zhang