Tuesday, 16 August 2016

CFPapers: Chinese garden and landscape history conference, Fall 2017, Garden History Society/University of Sheffield, UK

Following the success of the "New approaches in Chinese garden history" conference in June 2015, Jan Woudstra of the department of Landscape (University of Sheffield, UK) is helping the Garden History Society to organise another conference on the theme of Gardens and Landscape history of China, to be held at the University of Sheffield in the autumn of 2017.

This initial call for paper has for aim to hear about any ongoing research, and come up with a theme. Speakers would preferably be based in the UK/Europe (because of travel expenses).

Please forward us your abstract of about 300 words before the 25th of September 2016, to: j.richard@sheffield.ac.uk

Monday, 8 August 2016

Guest blog at Visualising China - Documenting gardens of China through early photographs

 Photograph 486, Joseph Rock Collection, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Photo: J. Richard

This time I wrote a guest blog post for the Visualising China blog, about "Documenting gardens of China through early photographs".

"Visualising China is a JISC-funded project to allow users to explore and enhance more than 8000 digitised images of photographs of China taken between 1850 and 1950. It allows access to many previously unseen albums, envelopes and private collections and also major collections such as Historical Photographs of China, the Sir Robert Hart Collection and Joseph Needham's Photographs of Wartime China. These have many sub-collections and albums. We hope you will contribute by using your knowledge to comment on or annotate these images.
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