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Symposium: Women and the City—From a Landscape Perspective
Friday, June 20, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., NYBG Ross Lecture Hall
The New York Botanical Garden is thrilled to announce its 2014 summer events that center on landscape and garden design and allow viewers to discover the innovative work and significant contributions of an influential group of women to American history and culture. The June 20th Symposium will the first in a series of symposia that will be organized by The New York Botanical Garden’s new Humanities Institute, set up to set up an international forum to discuss new, interdisciplinary approaches to areas of landscape, garden and urban design and to promote innovative thinking about today’s rapidly changing society and its relationship with the natural environment.

Symposium: Women and the City—From a Landscape Perspective
Friday, June 20, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., NYBG Ross Lecture Hall
Award-winning author and landscape historian Thaisa Way, ASLA, leads a fascinating session with four experts in landscape scholarship and practice that examines the ways women have influenced how we look at – and live in – the modern city. Speakers are Susannah C. Drake, Sonja Dümplemann, Linda Jewell, and Mary Woods. 3 LA CES credits are available.
Learn more here.

Crossing Divides; ASEH 2014 Conference
San Francisco, CA
March 12-16, 2014
For more information and to register: The meeting will include trips to Muir Woods, Point Reyes National Seashore, an organic winery, and more. Additional info. will be available on this website in June of 2013. Click here for timeline showing anniversary dates for 2014.

Landscape as Heritage in Policy
Ghent, Belgium
1-2 July 2014
The first CHeriScape conference will set the scene for the series by getting to the heart of the issue: how can the idea of landscape as heritage begin to ‘make a difference’. Assisted by well-informed and influential speakers from both landscape and heritage fields, participants at this two day conference will be able to use the forum offered by the conference to consider how landscape can be reflected in heritage policy at European and national levels and conversely, how can policy be made to reflect landscape and heritage in mainstream areas of social, economic and environmental policy.


"Capability Brown: perception and response in a global context"
ICOMOS-UK Conference
University of Bath, 9-11 Sept 2014
Deadline for abstracts: 31 August 2014

An ICOMOS-UK International Conference in collaboration with the University of Bath, in association with the Garden History Society and the National Trust, and supported by the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes. The landscape designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716-1783) changed the face of 18th-century England. Yet Brown left no written explanation of his work. Much must be inferred from his surviving landscapes and by seeing his work in the wider context of the naturalistic style that developed in Europe and in countries influenced by Europe. In 2016 the tercentenary of his birth is being celebrated as an opportunity to reflect on his life, work, style and significance.This international conference, organised by the ICOMOS-UK Cultural Landscapes and Historic Gardens Committee in collaboration with the University of Bath, will be one of the major events in the Capability Brown Tercentenary year. Internationally renowned researchers and practitioners will present Brown’s work in a global context and explore the ways in which it has been interpreted over the last 250 years. With partners including the Garden History Society and the National Trust, this conference will be one of the highlights of the first-ever Capability Brown Birthday and Festival, bringing together in a national campaign a huge range of events, openings, exhibitions and publications.

University of Evora, Centro de Historia da Arte e Investigacao Artistica, Evora (Portugal)
31 October 2014
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ARCHIPEDIA- Landscapes & Urban Settings

As a part of the SAH Archipedia project, Thaisa Way has agreed to compile a list of 100 Landscapes and 100 Urban Settings in the United States that are examples of the breadth and depth of landscapes across the nation. If you would be interested in being an auther for an entry or more, contact Thaisa Way at For more information on Archipedia see:

The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS)
The HALS office at the National Park Service's 2014 challenge is Documenting Landscapes of the New Deal.

Individuals and groups from every state are encouraged to complete at least one HALS short format history for a cultural landscape related to this theme, whether vernacular or designed, in order to increase awareness of public works projects and their role in shaping the American landscape. During this time period, workers planted nearly 3 billion trees to help reforest America, constructed more than 800 new parks nationwide, upgraded most state parks, restored countless historic sites, and built a network of service buildings and public roadways across the nation. Many of these landscapes remain in all 50 states, but their history may go unnoticed.

Short format histories should be submitted to HALS at the National Park Service no later than July 31, 2014. The top three submissions will receive cash prizes and the winners will be announced at the 2014 ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver during the HALS Meeting. All HALS documentation is permanently housed and publicly accessible at the Library of Congress.


Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes
addresses itself to readers with a serious interest in the subject, and is now established as the main place in which to publish scholarly work on all aspects of garden history.
The Journal’s main emphasis is on detailed and documentary analysis of specific sites in all parts of the world, with focus on both design and reception. The Journal is also specifically interested in garden and landscape history as part of wider contexts such as social and cultural history and geography, aesthetics, technology, (most obviously horticulture), presentation and conservation.
The Journal welcomes submissions from art historians, architectural historians and landscape architects worldwide. The Editor is also interested in receiving suggestions and drafts by email ( , though for final submissions they must be sent as a hard copy.  For more information read the call for papers ( or visit the Journal’s homepage at: (

Journal of Design History, Archives, Collections and Curatorship Feature
The Journal of Design History welcomes contributions that introduce and explore aspects of a design archive, collection, or exhibition as a resource for design historical research. These are published in our Archives, Collections, and Curatorship (AC&C) feature. Some authors may wish to take a critical perspective, i.e. not simply describing the strengths, but also analysing weaknesses of an archive or collection or uncovering institutional biases and historical gaps and suggesting ways of resolving these issues. Others may wish to reflect on the practice of collecting, archiving, and doing research in archives or collections. Archives and collections can include those held by museums, libraries, businesses, educational institutions, and other organizations. The resources discussed may be accessed on site or via images on the Web. The feature also welcomes essays on the display of design collections within exhibitions. These might take the form of an exhibition review or reflection on the practice of design display and curatorship. We welcome contributions from archivists, curators, designers, historians, museum professionals, and advanced graduate students. Submissions should be between 2500 and 4500 words in length, with up to eight images in colour or black-and-white, and provide information on how to access the archive, collection, or exhibition. Contributions are subject to a double-blind review process. Further guidance to authors can be found at the Journal’s online portal at under Instructions to Authors. Please send questions to Dr Regina Lee Blaszczyk (, editor of the Archives, Collections, and Curatorship feature, Journal of Design History, Oxford University Press.

Journal Preservation Research & Education
The editors of Preservation Research & Education invite paper proposals for the next edition of the journal. Papers on all topics related to preservation education, research, and scholarship are considered.The deadline for submission of papers is January 2010. Papers will be blind reviewed and authors notified of publication status by April 2008.Complete guidelines for paper submission can be accessed on NCPE website ( or are available through the co- editors, Anat Geva ( or Nancy Volkman (,, Texas A&M University.

The Garden History Society : GHS Essay Prize

A prize is offered for an essay of 5000 - 6000 words on any aspect of garden history. The competition is intended to encourage vibrant, scholarly writing and new research, especially by those who have not yet had their work published.
Entries are welcomed from Authors with bona fide student status at a university or other recognised institution of further education. Students registered on courses in the academic year, but graduating before the closing date, are still eligible for entry. Applicants do not have to be members of the Garden History Society. There are no restrictions on the subject matter except that it must be relevant to garden history; previous winning essays have been on The Fountain of the Three Rainbows at Wilton House; The Garden of the Masque of Flowers, 1614 and The Role of Landscape in Relation to the Treatment of Mental Illness in the early 19thC Asylum. The 2013 GHS essay prize has been won by Jane Whitaker, a PhD student at Bristol University, for her fascinating essay, The Old Arcadia, The Garden of the First Earl of Pembroke at Wilton.The prize will consist of a cash sum of £250 plus free membership of the GHS for one year. The winning entry will be considered for publication in Garden History. The judging panel will consists of the Editor of Garden History and members of the Garden History Society’s Education and Publication Committee. The prize will be presented in Summer. Entries must be received by 1 March, and be accompanied by an entry form. More details can be found in the Rules for Submission


The 1964 Vienna International Garden Show –Green Post-War Modernism
Wien Museum, Karlsplatz Vienna
April 10 to August 31 2014.
More than 2 million people visited the WIG 64, then Europe’s largest garden show. A landmark event in the history of post-war Vienna. The exhibition looks at the WIG 64 in relation to utopian visions of urban planning and Vienna’s post-war image-grooming, but also asks how the „modern“ park of the 1960s functions today.more details and program along the exhibition on:


CHAIA - Centro de História de Arte e Investigação Artística
Palácio do Vimioso, Largo Marquês de Marialva, 8< 7000-809 Évora


For the first time, the 2014 "Herrenhausen Research Fellowship", invites academics from around the world to apply It is under the patrongage of the Friends' Board of Trustees. The realisation of the fellowshp programme will be supervised academically by the Centre for Garden Art and Landscape Architecture (CGL) of the Leibniz University of Hannover. It is a two-month fellowship that is to be awarded for excellence in research into garden history. A monthly grant of 1,000 Euros is offered, plus reimbursement of the costs of arrival and departure and of accommodation. The fellowship is to be fulfilled int eh period between 1 June and 30 September 2014.Academics who have been awarded a doctoral degree (end of the award process should not be more than 7 years ago) may apply. The research topic should be devoted to the international history of garden culture and garden art in an interdisciplinary context. The proposed research topic can be taken from a research project that has already started. For more information please go to:
Applications are to be sent to: Zentrum für Gartenkunst und Landschaftsarchitektur (CGL)
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Herrenhäuser Straße 8
30419 Hannover (

Society of Architectural Historians
SAH offers more than 25 fellowships annually for a variety of purposes. Go to and click on fellowships for more information on the following:
Annual Meeting Fellowships for Graduate Students
Annual Meeting Fellowships for Senior Scholars
Annual Meeting Fellowship--Beverly Willis Architectural Foundation Travel Fellowship
Scott Opler Emerging Scholar Fellowship for Membership
DeMontequin Research Fellowship
Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship for HABS Research Project
Study Tour Fellowships

The Foundation for Landscape Studies     
The David R. Coffin Publication Grant to independent and university presses and publishers of books specifically related to garden history and landscape studies.
The John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize to be awarded to a book that has made a significant contribution to the study and understanding of garden history and landscape studies.
Applications and books must be sent to each of three jury member (inquire as to annual deadline)
To receive the mailing addresses of the jury members or address inquiries, contact:
Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, President
Foundation for Landscape Studies
7 West 81st Street
New York, NY 10024
For information about eligibility, go to:

Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation
The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) offers funding to individuals and institutions to support innovative projects that advance the study and expand the recognition of women in architecture and related professions, and that lead to the dissemination of this knowledge to professional and public audiences alike. BWAF gives support in particular to research or activities that focus on the contributions of women architects, designers, urban planners, as well as architectural historians and critics, active in the United States during the period 1950-1980. Grant funding is divided into two categories: Fellowships of up to $10,000 for Scholarly Research, Publication, Exhibition, or Documentary in film or other media; and, Grants of up to $3000 for Honoraria to Plenary Session Speakers at professional meetings, conferences, or symposia whose focus matches the mission of the BWAF; and, Travel Grants of up to $1500 for research trips or professional conferences at which the recipient will be making a presentation related to the purpose of the BWAF.

Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Landscape Studies:
The Garden and Landscape Studies program at Dumbarton Oaks announces three internship opportunities, to be jointly administered by the Director of the Dumbarton Oaks gardens and the Director of Garden & Landscape Studies. Open to currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students in landscape architecture, environmental design, historic preservation, history of art and architecture, GIS, and related fields. The annual deadline is March 1. More information can be found at the garden and landscape studies :

Margaret Storrs Grierson, Caroline D. Bain, and Friends of the Smith College Libraries Scholars-in-Residence Fellowships and Margaret Storrs Grierson Travel to Collections Grants
Deadline: TBA
Grierson and Bain Scholars will receive awards of $2500, intended to support research visits of four to six weeks. For smaller projects, researchers should apply for Travel-to-Collection funds.
For application information, please see or contact Amy Hague (

Summer Research Fellowships with the Garden Club of Virginia: The Rudy J. Favretti Fellowship & The William D. Rieley Fellowship
Spend your summer researching and documenting a historically significant Virginia landscape. Two paid Fellowships are available to qualified graduate students. Deadline April 1 or as announced each year.

The Charles E. Beveridge Research Fellowship
honors an eminent scholar, editor of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, and devoted friend of Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site (Fairsted) and its archives and collections.
PURPOSE AND ELIGIBILITY: The Fellowship is intended to encourage the use of these archives and collections and foster the continued development of Olmsted scholars. One Fellowship will be awarded in 2013. Previous applicants may re-apply. STIPEND: $1,500. This stipend may be used to defray the living or travel expenses for one individual who wishes to come to the Brookline/Boston area to conduct research at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, MA in the following year. For the application form and guidelines, please visit

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) / Sally Boasberg Founder's Fellowship position for Summer.
The fifteen-year old TCLF is the only not-for-profit in America dedicated to increasing the public's awareness and understanding of the importance and irreplaceable legacy of its designed landscape legacy. The fellowship honors the late Sarah S. (Sally) Boasberg, a founding TCLF Board Member, devotee of horticulture and great landscape design, and unrelenting advocate for education. The position, which is paid and includes housing, is available for 8-12 weeks between June and September, with a final schedule determined in consultation with the successful candidate. The Boasberg Fellow would participate in TCLF's various programs, including What's Out There, Landslide, andPioneers of American Landscape Design Oral Histories. Specific tasks include writing and text editing, research, photography and photo editing, Website management, basic graphic design, and event planning. Good writing skills and attention to detail are essential for the job. Visit

The Enid A. Haupt Fellowship in Horticulture
This fellowship, made possible by a generous endowment from Enid A. Haupt, is designed to encourage the study of, and professions in, the field of horticulture. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program seeking (or have received) their Master's or Ph.D. in horticulture, botany, landscape architecture or a related field. Applicants whose native language is not English are expected to have the ability to write and converse fluently in English. This fellowship is full-time, in residence, and available for 12 to 24 months. The candidate is eligible for stipend and research allowances. Tenure will begin between June 1st and October 1st. Deadline: April 1st (postmark) Contact: Horticulture Services Division Office of Facilities Management and Reliability Smithsonian Institution MRC 420 P.O. Box 37012 A&I Building 2282 Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Application deadline is April 1, and successful applicants will be notified by May of each year. .

Fullbright Scholars Program
Applications continue to be accepted for awards for lecturing or combined lecturing/ research awards during the academic year, including awards in Malaysia (Islamic architecture) or Tunisia. Faculty in landscape architevture may apply not only for awards specifi cally in their field, but also for one of the many “All Discipline” awards open to any field.
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Winterthur Research Resources and Academic Programs.
Three categories of fellowships are available: * NEH Fellowships * McNeil Dissertation Fellowships * Winterthur Research Fellowships The NEH and McNeil fellowships are long-term fellowships (4 months to one year). The short-term Winterthur Research Fellowships generally fund one month of study. Winterthur also co-sponsors the Hagley-Winterthur Fellowship for scholars wishing to pursue research at both Winterthur and Hagley Museum & Library. Hagley Museum administers this fellowship; for more information and application materials, please visit National Endowment for the Humanties Fellowships Winterthur participates in an NEH funded program, Fellowships at Independent Research Institutions. This fellowship is offered to scholars pursuing advanced research and may not be used in the pursuit of a degree. NEH awards are for four to twelve months, at stipends of up to $40,000 but generally $3,333 per month. NEH applicants must be U.S. citizens or residents for three years prior to application. This fellowship may be used to revise a dissertation for publication, but the doctorate must be in hand at the time the fellowship commences. Lois F. McNeil Dissertation Fellowships Winterthur awards four semesters of McNeil funding each year, at $7,000 per semester. Applicants may apply for one semester or for the academic year. This fellowship is intended to support dissertation research in Winterthur's collections and so is particularly appropriate for candidates in the earier stages of a project. Winterthur Research FellowshipsWe award approximately 15 short-term fellowships each year at $1,500 per month. This is our most general category of fellowship, open to all candidates, including those in pursuit of a graduate degree, who can demonstrate a specific need for research in our collections. Applicants need not apply for a specific named fellowship, but we do designate certain awards as: Faith Andrews Fellowships--for the study of Shaker life and material culture Robert Lee Gill Fellowships--for research on American decorative arts, painting, architecture, or historic preservation Dwight P. Lanmon Fellowships--for the study of glass and ceramics

Mid-Career Grant Program
The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation will award a research grant up to $25,000 to mid­career professionals who have an advanced or professional degree and at least 10 years experience in historic preservation or related fields, including architecture, landscape architecture, architectural conservation, urban design, environmental planning, archaeology, architectural history, and the decorative arts. Additional smaller grants, up to $10,000, are made at the discretion of the Trustees. The grants are intended to support projects of innovative original research or creative design that advance the practice of historic preservation in the U.S. These grants may be partially supported through the generosity of the Kress Foundation. Please see the web site at for details or contact Erin Tobin, Executive Director, at The application deadline is September- check the website (postmarked)

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