The Rylands Lunchtime Seminar: Gardening Can Speak Proper English: Exploring Early Modern Manuals
|Dates:||23 March 2023|
|Times:||12:00 - 12:45|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||John Rylands Research Institute and Library|
|Who is it for:||Adults, General public|
Join us for an online discussion about John Evelyn’s translation of La Quintinie’s gardening summa, Instruction pour les jardins fruitiers et potagers of 1690, Stephen Switzer wrote, ‘to him it is owing that gardening can speak proper English’. This seminar will focus on the translations of gardening manuals in early modern France and England to show the rich networks of collaborations and exchanges between gardeners like Bonnefons, Evelyn, and La Quintinie. The manuals considered for the seminar primarily deal with the cultivation of vegetables and fruit trees.
In this seminar we welcome Dr Jérôme Brillaud, Senior Lecturer in French Studies at The University of Manchester, who, with the support of a Leverhulme Research Fellowship (2022-23), is completing a book on vegetable gardening in early modern France and England.
We are also joined by Steven Hartshorne Curator of Science, Technology and Medicine Rare Books at The University of Manchester Library.
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