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Harvey Miller Early Modern Gardens and Landscapes

Editors: Anatole Tchikine Nadja Aksamija
Publishing Manager: Johan Van der Beke
Imprint: Harvey Miller
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Method of peer review
single-blind undertaken by an external specialist (i.c. appointed by the Board)

Gardens, landscape, nature, botany, cabinets of curiosity, natural history, natural science, environmental knowledge, global, 14th through 19th centuries

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This series invites original scholarship that captures the multiplicity of cultural responses to and appropriations of nature across the globe from the mid-fourteenth through the early nineteenth centuries. We are particularly interested in exploring the intersections between garden traditions, landscape imagination, and environmental knowledge of the early modern period, framed by different humanities perspectives with a strong historical emphasis. Subjects can range from spaces that orchestrated European encounters with the natural world on a local or global scale—such as pleasure and botanical gardens, cabinets of curiosity, and artistic collections—to landscapes of labor, spirituality, fantasy, and memory: from the Caribbean plantations and sacred groves of Africa and Japan to the Counter Reformation sacri monti and the Chinese literati painting as a form of meditation. Contributions that highlight transfers or conversations between mainstream and vernacular garden design traditions or put scientific botanical and medical discourse in dialogue with Indigenous knowledge and practices are particularly welcome. No other comparable series intended to capture this range of scholarship exists in English. Closely related in focus are the Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture (University of Pennsylvania Press, discontinued) and Giardini e Paesaggio (Leo S. Olschki).


    Monica Azzolini, University of Bologna, Italy
    Marissa Bass, Yale University, USA
    Stephen Bending, University of Southhampton, UK
    Daniela Bleichmar, University of Southern California, USA
    Kathleen Christian, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
    Florike Egmont, Leiden University, The Netherlands
    David Gentilcore, University of Venice, Ca' Foscari, Italy
    Christopher P. Heuer, University of Rochester, USA
    Elizabeth Hyde, Kean University, USA
    Alexander Marr, Cambridge University, UK
    Luke Morgan, Monash University, Australia
    Finola O’Kane, University College Dublin, Ireland
    Leopoldine Prosperetti, University of Houston, USA
    Denis Ribouillault, University of Montreal, Canada
    D. Fairchild Ruggles, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
    Stephen Whiteman, Courtauld Institute, University of London, UK