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Castles and country houses are generally portrayed as quintessentially rural; their intimate relationship with towns and cities is often overlooked. This international ENCOUNTER conference will pay attention to the many ways in which castles and country houses are intrinsically linked with cities and city life.

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Date 2 October 2019
Time 09:30 - 17:00

The relationship between the country house and the city is evident in the seasonal changes of life in cities and country houses, in the flow of people and objects travelling between the city home and the country houses, in agricultural goods transported from the country estates to the city, in early modern nobles and regents emulating archaic ideals about country life, and in country houses turned into city parks. The Netherlands as an early centre of urbanism will serve as one, but not the only, case study.

ENCOUNTER is a professional network of European scholars, curators and academics in the heritage sector and others with a professional interest in the field of manor and country house history.

Venue: Luther Museum Amsterdam, Nieuwe Keizersgracht 570, Amsterdam.