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Gardens: History, Reception, and Scientific Analyses - 23-24/02/2019, Nagoya (Japan)


This conference aims to deepen our understanding of garden history by bringing together specialists working in various fields. Confirmed papers will cover areas including: gardens in Classical Antiquity (Y. Kawamoto, Marzano, Purcell, and Suto) and in the Renaissance (Higaya, Kuwakino), garden excavation in Pompeii and the Villa Arianna (Gleason), excavated (and reconstructed) gardens in Nara and Kyoto (Ono and S. Kawamoto), radiocarbon dating analysis of archaeological finds (Oda), and the latest survey of a garden in the villa in Somma Vesuviana (Italy) employing cosmic-ray Muons (Morishima).

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 23-24/02/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Nagoya University (Nagoya, Japan)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Mika Hirano; Yukiko Kawamoto; Yoshiyuki Suto

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23rd February 2019 9:00 Registration 9:30-9:45 Opening remark 9:45-10:15 Excavation and Restoration of Japanese Gardens built in the 8th Century. Kenkichi Ono (Wakayama) 10:25-10:55 The Pavilion of Kinkakuji in the History of Japanese Gardens. Shigeo Kawamoto (Kindai) TEA 11:25-11:55 Historical Philology for the Understanding of Historical Gardens: Niwa, its Significance in Mythology, Poetry and Literature of the Ancient Times. Nicolas Fiévé (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes) 12:05-12:35 Garden practice in temple estates of Suzhou in the Yuan dynasty, 13-14th Century. Pania Yanjie Mu (Hong Kong) LUNCH 13:35-14:05 Garden and the Naissance of Archaic Greek Sanctuaries. Yoshiyuki Suto (Nagoya) 14:15-14:45 Planting for Power: Gardens, Horticulture, and Elite Identity in Ancient Rome. Annalisa Marzano (Reading) TEA 15:15-15:45 Opus Topiarium and the Emergence of Formal Gardens. Yukiko Kawamoto (Nagoya) 15:55-16:25 The Forensics of Elegant Places: Excavating the Strolling Garden at the Villa Arianna, Stabiae. Kathryn Gleason (Cornell) TEA & DISCUSSION 17:00-18:00 Keynote Lecture. Roman Garden-design: the Problem of the Programme. Nicholas Purcell (Oxford) 24th February 2019 9:30-9:45 Registration 9:45-10:15 The Concept of the Gardens in Filarete's Treatise of Architecture. Junichiro Higaya (Tohoku) 10:25-10:55 The Renaissance Roof Garden. Fabian Jonietz (KHI-Florenz, Max Planck) TEA 11:25-11:55 A Geometric Receptacle of Knowledge: Information Management in Padua's Botanical Garden (1545). Koji Kuwakino (Osaka) 12:05-12:35 ‘This practice […] is descended on the Italians, whose Gardens are the Mirrors of the World […]’: Exploring the Relationships between Early Modern Gardens and Art Galleries. Stephanie Borwry (Leicester) LUNCH 13:35-14:05 From a Mughal Bagh to a Colonial Archaeological Garden and everything else in between: Unravelling the layers of Badshah Shahjahan’s Hayat Baksh Bagh in the Mughal Qila at Delhi. Jyoti Pandey Sharma (Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram). 14:15-14:45 Historic Gardens and Climate Change. Conclusions and Perspectives. Heiner Krellig (Berlin/Venice) TEA 15:15-15:45 C14 Analysis of Historical Sources: Texts and Palimpsest. Hirotaka Oda (Nagoya) 15:55-16:25 Scanzione a Somma: Examining Subterranean Structures without Excavating. Kunihiro Morishima (Nagoya) TEA 16:55--17:45 Final Discussion There may be a small fee for handouts and tea/coffee (approx. 500-1000 yen). Lunches will not be provided. Papers will be given in English and the following discussions can be in English or other languages (Japanese, Italian, German, and French).

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