Recent and Upcoming Events


Eighteenth-Century Landscape Workshop on 17 May 2013

The Eighteenth Century Landscape Workshop Programme (PDF)

2016 will be the Tricentenary Year of the Birth of Capability Brown, England's most famous landscape gardener. During that year there will be much focus on the eighteenth-century landscape garden. We propose to explore what researchers at the University of Sheffield might contribute to this discussion of landscape gardens and landscape more broadly, and particularly from a more multidisciplinary perspective. In the first of what we hope will be a series of events, this Workshop will scope the research undertaken at the University that might be considered to have general relevance to landscape, or provide it with a broader context. For the purposes of the day we are considering the wider eighteenth century, from 1650-1830.

We invite contributions from academics and research students from any department. Please provide a brief title and 300-word abstract, pointing out the relationship with landscape or landscape gardening. Abstracts should be submitted to Karen Harvey (History) and Jan Woudstra (Landscape) via email: Please contact us with queries or other ideas.



The eighteenth-century studies research group met on Tuesday 2nd November to discuss 'Performance'. Those who attended were welcome to bring an extract or document , or to simply take part in the discussion.


Vice and Virtue

The eighteenth-century studies research group met on Wednesday 10th March to discuss the theme of 'Vice and Virtue'. Those who attended brought a reading/document/image/piece of music for discussion.