[Herbalist] FW: [ProtoNet] Cool symposium coming up!

Christine Seelye-King kingstaste at mindspring.com
Sun Jan 12 11:06:11 PST 2003

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Almost worth going up for Pennsic a month early....

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I didn't know if this had reached the Cooks or Herb lists yet...



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Title: Symposium for Professional Educators at PSU

A Summer institute funded by the National Endowment for the

Humatities (NEH):

Paradise, Pottage and Potions: The Medieval Garden,

This summer institute for professional educators, hosted at the

Pennsylvania State University July 6-August 1, 2003, will be an

introduction to many different aspects of medieval culture. The

focal point

of the institute will be Penn State's AT&T medieval garden, which

is a

unique installation that includes a kitchen and medicinal garden,

a   pleasure ground, a contemplation garden, medieval agronomy plots

and the

beginnings of a period orchard.

The institute includes lectures by internationally known experts in


field, work with master teachers, development of lesson plans and


related to the topic and field trips to the Cloisters museum and


gardens in New York City and to Jefferson's gardens at Monticello


Virginia. Stipends for expenses are available for 25 teachers. For


information, contact Vickie L. Ziegler, Director, Center for


Studies, vlz1 at psu.edu. The deadline for applications is March 1st,


A detailed description, schedule and application forms are

available at our

web site [www.psu.edu/dept/medieval/teachers.html].

Educators attending the interdisciplinary institute will study


horticultural and medical connections with the garden and how these


to medieval history, literature and culture. The institute will


culture through the role the garden played in medieval society,


reflected in the title. Paradise refers to the image of the garden

as a

place of refreshment and perfection in literature, the arts and


Pottage stands for the garden as a source of food, while potions

refers to

its uses in medicine and alludes to the magical meaning of plants.


institute will enable you and other teachers, from a wide variety


backgrounds, to develop curricular materials of interest to

students in the

study of a medieval multi-cultural landscape through the immediacy


plants and gardens.

Our goal is to enliven and enrich the humanities for you and your


not only through the lectures, but also through collaborative


such as workshops, projects and field trips. As a participant, you


choose from a variety of projects related to the theme of the


More about these projects can be found under the Institute Schedule

on our


Dr Vickie Ziegler,

Director, The Center for Medieval Studies

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park PA, 16802

By e-mail: vlz1 at psu.edu



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