Event—Scholarly Seminars

Lauren Cannady, Clark Art Institute


Ordering the Ground

Lauren Cannady, Clark Art Institute
Respondent: Claudia Swan, Northwestern University

Drawn from my larger project on how naturalist knowledge traveled differently in early modern Europe, this paper brings to light the role of gardens and their design in the transmission of pre-Linnaean botanical knowledge in northern European cities and academic centers, including London, Oxford, Paris, and Leiden. The objects under consideration in the chapter to be discussed in the Premodern Knowledge Seminar include holdings in the Newberry’s collection, from practical manuals to garden treatises, and from embroidery patterns to books of ornaments.