Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hörsaal Kirchenkanzlei, Herrenhäuserstraße 2a, 30419 Hannover, February 26 - 27, 2014
Registration deadline: Feb 14, 2014
Hanover and England – A garden and personal union?
German and British garden culture between 1714 and today
Symposium in cooperation with the Technische Universität Dresden
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
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.
Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur
The Symposium will be conducted in English.