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Moving Landscapes in the transatlantic world, 1670-1830

Posted on 20 December 2018

York senior lecturer Jon Finch travelled to California to speak about his work

Dr Jon Finch (third from left) has just returned from a conference at The Huntington in Pasadena, California where he was invited to speak about his work on British estate landscapes and Caribbean plantations. The interdisciplinary conference—Moving Landscapes: gardens and gardening in the transatlantic world, 1670-1830—explored designed landscapes of the Transatlantic world and involved scholars from the UK, Ireland, Canada and America.

Drawing out the similarities and differences between the form and management of landscapes in the Old and New Worlds, Jon’s paper engaged with his work at Harewood and on Barbados, but also into the settlement of the east coast of America in the eighteenth century. The visit also provided an opportunity to explore the amazing botanical garden and the rich archives at the Huntington. 

The speakers at the Moving Landscapes conference along with Steve Hindle, Director of Research at The Huntington (far right).