The New Research Symposium is a feature of the annual conference and AGM weekend, to which it provides an additionally stimulating dimension. It is open to all researchers and scholars, regardless of whether they are independent or attached to an academic institution. Launched in 2011, the nine symposia have hosted papers from thirty-eight researchers. Many of these are members of County Gardens Trusts and a third are scholars from overseas, all of whom we warmly welcome.
Researchers in all felds of activity are encouraged to submit a 200-word proposal for a paper whose subject is as yet unpublished. Any subject relating to Garden History will be considered, for example: explorations of little known gardens, or aspects of botany, ecology, horticulture, archaeology, social history, architecture, design and sculpture. The paper will be no longer than 20 minutes (approximately 2,000 to 2,500 words) and illustrated with a PowerPoint (or similar) slide presentation. Applicants are asked to identify their status as an independent researcher and/or member of a County Gardens Trust, or their institutional affiliation, the academic programme of study and the award outcome; or both, where appropriate.
Our conference and AGM weekend provides an informal opportunity to meet the other speakers as well as members of The GT’s committees and board, and provides an attentive audience eager to learn more about your area of research.
The GT will reimburse each speaker £100 for personal expenses and provide lunch and tea on the NRS day, Saturday 5th September.
Researchers who are interested but who have queries are invited to contact us at email@example.com which is where proposals should also be sent with CC to Dr Patrick Eyres firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 pm, Sunday, 3rd May 2020.