Call for papers

Since time immemorial, gardens have been key in humanity’s quest to define an ideal relation to nature. Gardens have been sources of nourishment for the body and the soul, they have been symbols of wealth and power, they have served as barriers against the wild, and much more. This interdisciplinary symposium focuses on the importance and meaning of gardens in the past, present, and the future, and that from a wide range of perspectives, including, but not limited to the following disciplines: art, art history, architecture, anthropology, agriculture, philosophy, literature, history, horticulture, botany, landscape architecture, garden design, nutrition, and law as well as earth and life sciences more generally.

Please submit proposals for:
a) individual, 20-minute presentations and b) roundtable discussions or panels on a special theme.
Abstracts (approx. 250 words) should be submitted by e-mail as file attachments in Microsoft Word to both earthperfect@art-sci.udel.edu and Naomi_Jacobs@umit.maine.edu. These should include:
1) name and affiliation, 2) e-mail address, 3) title of paper, 4) abstract, 5) three keywords, 6) multimedia requirements, 7) any conference schedule restrictions.

You may use the attached abstract form to prepare your abstract. Please submit abstracts by December 15, 2012.

**Please note, The deadline for submission of paper proposals has been extended to March 4, 2013