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Ergebnisanzeige "Symbolism in 18th century gardens"
RessourcentypKonferenzen, Tagungen, Kolloquien
TitelSymbolism in 18th century gardens
BeschreibungSYMBOLISM IN 18TH CENTURY GARDENS

The Influence of Intellectual and Esoteric Currents, such as Freemasonry

28-29 September 2006, Schloss Schwetzingen, Germany


During the 18th century, freemasonry provided a social network for men of
different walks of life, including many aristocrats, intellectuals, artists
and architects. Membership of a masonic order was socially accepted at the
time and it was even fashionable to make one’s membership subtly known to
others, for instance through the use of domestic objects with symbolic
decorations. Also the decoration of houses could be used in this respect.

In the same time period, garden design and landscape art incorporated
classical, mythological and religious symbolism, and gardens became an
expression of the status, personality and learning of their owners. It was
not uncommon for a garden design to include ‘hidden’ symbolism, for the path
through a garden to reflect a journey of initiation, or for architectural
follies to be built in the shape of masonic temples. This symbolism was
purposefully ‘hidden’, meant to be discovered by the initiated or to
enlighten the visitor with new insights. Today, we are no longer familiar
with common 18th century iconography and unable to read the visual clues to
the meaning of such gardens.

Art historical approaches and heritage preservation policies are
traditionally based on Christian iconography, and have largely overlooked
the importance of masonic and esoteric symbolism to art, architecture and
garden design. Recent academic studies, however, have shown the importance
of masonic heritage to our cultural collective heritage and brought the
hidden symbolism in historical gardens to the centre of attention.

This conference aims to provide an introduction into the masonic and
esoteric symbolism in 18th century garden architecture, provide an overview
of recent academic research into the subject, and raise awareness of the
importance of preserving the remaining sites as a part of our cultural
heritage.

The conference takes place at the summer residence of ‘Kurfürst’ Carl
Theodor in Schwetzingen, the location of one of the oldest, most intricate
and best preserved masonic gardens in the world.


Conference program

Thursday 28/9/2006:

8:30
Registration, Coffee

9:30
Siegfried Kendel (Vermögen und Bau Baden-Württemberg, Amt Mannheim): Welcome

SESSION I: GENERAL INTRODUCTIONS (I) (Snoek)

9:45
Prof. Dr. James Stevens Curl (Professor Emeritus Queen’s
University, Belfast & De Montfort University, Leicester): ‘Symbolism in
Gardens: An Introduction’

10:30
Discussion

10:45
Pause

SESSION II: GENERAL INTRODUCTIONS (II) (Scholl)

11:15
Caroline Holmes (Tutor of Garden History, Institute of Continuing
Education, University of Cambridge): ‘A Rose by Any Other Name? – An
Introduction to the Symbolism of Plants and Planting’

11:45
Dr. Cristina Ruggero (Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut
für Kunstgeschichte, Roma): ‘Denkmäler für internationale Freunde. Juvarras
“Capricci” und ihre Symbolik’

12:15
Discussion

12:30
Lunch

SESSION III: MASONIC GARDENS THROUGHOUT EUROPE (I) (Scholl)

14:00
Prof. Dr. Patrizia Granziera (University of Cuernavaca, Mexico):
‘Politics and Freemasonic Symbolism in 18th Century Venetian Architecture
and Garden Design’

14:30
Discussion

14:45
Pause

SESSION IV: SCHWETZINGEN (Curl)

15:15
Dr. Monika Scholl (Kunsthistorikerin, Offenburg): ‘Minerva und
Arion: “Schnäppchen“ für Schwetzingen?’

16:00
Prof. Dr. Jan Snoek (Universität Heidelberg): ‘Die “Fabriques” im
englischen Gartenteil, ein wahlloses Durcheinander?’

16:45
Discussion

17:00-19:00
First guided tour through the Schwetzingen Garden (3 x 20
participants)

20:00
Dinner of speakers and organizers


Friday 29/9/2006:

8:30
Registration, Coffee

SESSION V: MASONIC GARDENS THROUGHOUT EUROPE (II) (Snoek)

9:00
Dr. Heimerick Tromp (independent scholar, The Netherlands):
‘Symbolism in 18th-Century Gardens in The Netherlands: The Masonic
Contribution’

9:30
Wim Oers (M.Sc. University Leuven, M.Sc. University College
London, Bristol University): ‘Schönenberg, a Palace in the Age of the
Enlightenment’

10:00
Discussion

10:15
Pause

SESSION VI: MASONIC GARDENS THROUGHOUT EUROPE (III) (Scholl)

10:45
Annegreth Dietze MA (Doktorandin Universität Ås, Norwegen):
‘Freimaureraktivitäten in Norwegen und die Bedeutung für die norwegische
Gartenkunst des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts’

11:15
Erik Westengaard (Curator Nationalhistoriske Museum, Frederiksborg
/ Danske Frimurerordens Museum, Copenhagen): “Gardens of the Mind. A Walk
Through the Masonic Symbolism of Three Gardens in Denmark: Louisenlund,
Jægerspris and Sanderumgaard”

11:45
Agata Michalska MA (PhD Candidate, Poznan University of
Technology): ‘The Influence of Freemasonry and Esoteric Ideas on Landscape
Design during the Enlightenment in Poland’

12:15
Discussion

12:30
Lunch

SESSION VII: GARDENS WITH A DIFFERENT FLAVOUR (Scholl)

14:00
Sascha Winter MA (Doktorand Universität Heidelberg): ‘“Wo der Tod
winkt, lächelt das Leben”: Gräber von Freimaurern und Rosenkreuzern in
Gärten um 1800’

14:30
Berit Ruge MA (Doktorandin Freie Universität Berlin): ‘Der Einfluss
des Ordens der Gold- und Rosenkreuzer auf Gartengestaltungen der
Spätaufklärung in Deutschland am Beispiel alchemistischer Symbolik’

15:00
Discussion

15:15
Pause

SESSION VIII: MASONIC GARDENS THROUGHOUT EUROPE (IV) (Snoek)

15:45
Frank Albo BA (MA Student, University of Amsterdam): ‘The Masonic
Garden “Desert de Retz”, near Paris’

16:15
Discussion

CLOSING SESSION (Ahn)

16:30
General discussion

16:50
The organizers: Words of thanks

17:00
End of the conference.

17:00-19:00
Second guided tour through the Schwetzingen Garden (3 x 20
participants)


Registration:
All who are interested in the subject of this conference
are welcome. For organisational reasons, registration is requested before
September 15th, 2006. Please register with Dr. Monika Scholl
.

Dates:
September 28th and 29th, 2006.

Location:
Schwetzingen Castle, Southern Wing (Südlicher Zirkel des
Schlosses in Schwetzingen)

Organizers:
OVN (Foundation for the advancement of academic research
into the history of freemasonry in the Netherlands), together with ‘Vermögen
und Bau Baden-Württemberg, Amt Mannheim’, the Institute for the Schollarly
Study of Religions and the Institute for the History of Art of the
University of Heidelberg.

Conference fee:
50 Euro; reduced fee of 25 Euro for members of the OVN, the
ESSWE, and (PhD) students. The conference fee is to be paid on arrival and
includes tea/coffee and conference hand outs. (Lunch is excluded.
Participants can have lunch at a café or restaurant of their choice near the
venue.)

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
Internetadressehttp://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=H-Germanistik&mo...
VeranstaltungsortSchwetzingen
Anmeldeschluss14.09.2006
Beginn28.09.2006
Ende29.09.2006
PersonName: Scholl, Monika [Dr.] 
Funktion: Ansprechpartnerin 
E-Mail: heinz.p.frey@t-online.de 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: k.A. 
LandDeutschland
BenutzerführungEnglisch
SchlüsselbegriffeKomparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft)
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