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KNOXVILLE — “Gardens, Real and Imagined” is the topic of a symposium to be hosted by the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, March 10-12.

The symposium will be held at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, 1640 Cumberland Ave.

The symposium will feature landscape historians, art historians and literary scholars exploring the form, function, philosophy and artistic depiction of medieval and early modern gardens.

Deirdre Larkin, horticulturist for The Cloisters, the branch of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, will deliver the keynote address, “Hortus Redivivius: The Medieval Garden Recreated,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Baker Center.

The keynote address and all lectures are free and open to the public. Parking is available at the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center parking garage.

The symposium is sponsored by the Marco Institute, the departments of History and Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, the Hodges Better English Fund, Ready for the World, and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Humanities Initiative.

For more information on the symposium, visit the Marco Institute website or call 865-974-1859.

C O N T A C T :

Vera Pantanizopoulos-Broux, Marco Institute (865-974-1859,

Charles Primm, UT Media Relations (865-974-5180,