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Southampton Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies

Enlightening Plants in the Eighteenth Century Event

31 January 2019
Building 65 Room 1175 Avenue Campus University of Southampton SO171BF

For more information regarding this event, please email Amy Clarke at .

Event details

Monthly seminar series open to all disciplines of eighteenth-century study 1660-1820 showcasing ongoing and developing research at University of Southampton. Undergrads, postgrads and stall all welcome. Refreshments will be provided.


This paper is based on an essay in progress, on symbolic and cultural uses of plants in eighteenth-­century Britain and North America. It ranges from Linnaeus to Erasmus Darwin, from weeds to the politics of flower gardens, and from Biblical figs to unseen exotics.

Speaker information

Dr Stephen Bending,Senior Lecturer in English

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