Dr. Eric T. Haskell, Professor of French Studies & Humanities and Director of the Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College in California, is a noted scholar on French garden history. He has published widely, curated over a dozen exhibitions, and directed seven major colloquia on various aspects of garden history and landscape architecture. His Le Nôtre’s Gardens, accompanied an exhibition he curated on this topic at the Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, and his most recent book, The Gardens of Brécy: A Lasting Landscape, was published in Paris in both French and English.
Dr. Haskell has delivered over 550 public lectures and scholarly papers in twenty-seven states and in eleven foreign countries. In 2000, he was honored to be the featured speaker at the Millennium Meeting of the Garden Club of America. In 2013, two of France’s highest were bestowed upon him: Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académics (Knight of the Order of Academic Palms) and Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters).