• The first UVA Richard Guy Wilson Prize

    Congratulations to Claire Eager (UVA PhD 2017) who received the first UVA Richard Guy Wilson Prize for Excellence in the Study of Buildings, Landscapes and Places. 

  • Making the Commons Real: CCL Round Table with Dana Nelson

    Dana Nelson is Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English and American Studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN

  • Charlottesville Sacagewea sculpture

    Monumental Meanings: Indigenous Perspectives on Monuments

    Figure of Sacagewea in the 1919 Charles Keck sculpture in downtown Charlottesville: Panelists noted while in public depictions, Sacagewea is depicted as a subservient drudge.  Her true role in the Lewis and Clark Expedition was one of leadership and expertise, and she was central to the expedition's ability to navigate and survive the trek across the continent.

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Southern Garden History Society Scholarships for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Jacksonville, Florida

For the Southern Garden History Society 2018 Annual Meeting, to be held in Jacksonville, Florida, April 13 -15, 2018.

A variety of informative and scholarly presentations will showcase the vibrant garden, architectural, and landscape history in the Jacksonville area, including the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Glen Saint Mary Nurseries (established 1881) and private garden tours. Bart Brechter, Curator of Bayou Bend Gardens in Houston, TX, will speak on historic azaleas, and Bill Noble, garden designer and former Director of Preservation for the Garden Conservancy, will address the group on historic garden restorations and how they have recovered from disasters. More information on the full schedule of events will be available at our website after January 1.  

We feel that the annual meeting in Jacksonville will introduce entry-level professionals and students alike to the unique horticultural heritage in and around Jacksonville. The Southern Garden History Society annual meetings are always immersion experiences that delve into the gardens and landscapes of the American South.

The Society offers scholarships to attend the annual meeting to bona fide college students with majors relevant to the mission and goals of the society and entry-level professionals working in the historic gardening, landscape architecture, and preservation fields. Previous recipients are ineligible except that students may apply for scholarships once while an undergraduate and once while pursuing a graduate degree.  Up to three scholarships may be awarded per annual meeting.

Upcoming Events

Hanbury Evans Endowed Lecture in Historic Preservation: Caitlin DeSilvey

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

The 2018 Hanbury Evans Endowed Lecture in Historic Preservation will be delivered by Caitlin DeSilvey, Associate Professor of Cultural Geography at the University of Exeter. The lecture title is Curated Decay: Subtle Ambush or Slippery Slope?