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To Tend a Chile Habanero

To Tend a Chile Habanero

Traci Ardren researches the highly charged plant world of the ancient Maya

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Microbes Beget Elegance

Microbes Beget Elegance

Ellipse garden thriving after soil restoration, replanting, and renovation

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Written in the Stars

Written in the Stars

Alberto Bardi examines astronomical manuscripts and cross-cultural exchanges in Byzantium

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Angkor Reenvisioned

Angkor Reenvisioned

Sarah Klassen uses high-tech tools to analyze medieval Cambodian landscapes

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Romancing the Virgin

Romancing the Virgin

Annemarie Weyl Carr tracks Mary’s journey from Byzantine hymns to romantic knights

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Swamps, Skulls, and Aztec-Mexica Identity

Swamps, Skulls, and Aztec-Mexica Identity

Ángel González López reconstructs an empire from fragments of stone sculpture

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One Highway, Many Americas

One Highway, Many Americas

Rosa Ficek talks road trips, violence, and 20th-century modernization

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Horse on the Move

Horse on the Move

Dumbarton Oaks sculpture debuts this month at the Met

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Solving an 800-Year-Old Mystery

Solving an 800-Year-Old Mystery

Dumbarton Oaks curator cracks the case of broken Byzantine seal

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Revival and Restoration in Stained Glass

Revival and Restoration in Stained Glass

Artist Jeffrey Miller discusses the state of contemporary stained glass production in France

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Simple Pottery Reveals a Society

Simple Pottery Reveals a Society

James Zeidler illuminates 3,500 years of Ecuadorian history

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Loving Trees to Death

Loving Trees to Death

Terence Young unpacks the invention of modern camping

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Moody Ancients, Renaissance Heroes

Moody Ancients, Renaissance Heroes

Glenn Most discusses Greek philosophers, Dutch art, and ancient trash culture

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Reflecting on Botanical Gardens and the Urban Future

Reflecting on Botanical Gardens and the Urban Future

Bliss and Mellon conference award recipients discuss the 2018 Garden and Landscape Studies colloquium

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Intimacy with Chairs

Intimacy with Chairs

Xi Li considers Tang dynasty literati’s changing relationship with things

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Hagia Sophia’s Hidden History

Hagia Sophia’s Hidden History

Dumbarton Oaks is digitizing original records of Hagia Sophia’s restoration

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Life of an Urban River

Life of an Urban River

Sahar Hosseini reimagines river landscapes in the Safavid empire’s capital

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Juggling the Middle Ages Opening Lecture

Juggling the Middle Ages Opening Lecture

Jan Ziolkowski traces the path of Le jongleur de Notre Dame, or Our Lady’s Tumbler, from the story’s first appearance in a 13th-century manuscript to today.

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The Space for Nothing

The Space for Nothing

Toru Mitani explores useless use in urban landscape architecture

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Fountains Built by Water

Fountains Built by Water

Katherine Rinne analyzes fluidity and failure in 16th-century fountains

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Lives in the Stones

Lives in the Stones

Mark Pawlowski surveys village remains to reveal Byzantine daily life

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Dumbarton Oaks and JSTOR Launch Plant Humanities Initiative

Dumbarton Oaks and JSTOR Launch Plant Humanities Initiative

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provides support for digital tool and research and scholarly programming

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Missing Tongues

Missing Tongues

Mary Kate Kelly examines language variation among the ancient lowland Maya

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Putting Theory into Practice

Putting Theory into Practice

Anastasia Day recounts her experience with the GLS summer graduate workshop

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The Public and the Patriarch

The Public and the Patriarch

Ivan Marić studies imperial power dynamics in 9th-century Byzantium

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Call for Papers: Kalamazoo 2019

Call for Papers: Kalamazoo 2019

Paper abstracts are due September 15 for 3 sponsored sessions

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Mythologizing the Church

Mythologizing the Church

Stephanos Efthymiadis examines the histories of Hagia Sophia

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A Displaced Unity

A Displaced Unity

Michael Lee studies the administration of landscape architecture in 19th-century Germany

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2017–2018 Bliss and Mellon Awards

2017–2018 Bliss and Mellon Awards

Recipients of the Bliss and Mellon symposium awards react to the 2018 Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium

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The Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library at Kalamazoo

The Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library at Kalamazoo

Panel sponsored by Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library and Platinum Latin on Medieval Latin Lives of Muhammad

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Coins and Seals at Kalamazoo

Coins and Seals at Kalamazoo

Seven speakers explore Byzantine social, administrative, and economic history at the International Congress on Medieval Studies

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The Unrealizable World

The Unrealizable World

Kelly Presutti studies landscape and representation in nineteenth-century France

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The Garden at Balentine’s

The Garden at Balentine’s

Nicholas Serrano studies postwar landscape architecture in the American South

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Spectacles of Death

Spectacles of Death

Luis Muro Ynoñán studies Moche funerary rituals at Huaca La Capilla

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Losing Sight

Losing Sight

Jake Ransohoff studies political mutilation in the Byzantine Empire

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2018–2019 Fellows and Project Grant Recipients

2018–2019 Fellows and Project Grant Recipients

Dumbarton Oaks announces support for 53 scholars in the upcoming academic year

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Launch of books.doaks.org

Launch of books.doaks.org

Paperback editions of classic Dumbarton Oaks titles

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The Princes’ Coins

The Princes’ Coins

Alexandra Vukovich studies Byzantine imitation coinage in early Rus

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Surrealism in the Garden

Surrealism in the Garden

Thalia Allington-Wood studies the postwar reception of the Sacro Bosco

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Facing Perfection

Facing Perfection

Alexis Torrance studies the human ideal of Theodore the Stoudite

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Capturing the Light

Capturing the Light

Shannon Steiner investigates the significance of Byzantine enameling

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Reopening of the Garden

Reopening of the Garden

The Dumbarton Oaks Garden reopens to the public on March 15, 2018

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Lives in the Landscape

Lives in the Landscape

Kaja Tally-Schumacher rediscovers Roman gardens

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A New View of Syria-Palestine

A New View of Syria-Palestine

Alan Walmsley brings a lost century back into focus

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Time and the Garden

Time and the Garden

Denis Ribouillault studies the secrets of Renaissance sundials

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Life in Classic Maya Royal Courts

Life in Classic Maya Royal Courts

Maxime Lamoureux-St-Hilaire studies classic Maya royal spaces in La Corona, Guatemala

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Repurposing the Apocalypse

Repurposing the Apocalypse

Christopher Bonura studies the political history of apocalyptic literature

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The Dispersed City

The Dispersed City

Gabriela Cervantes surveys the Sican capital in northern Peru

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Bliss and Mellon Awards

Bliss and Mellon Awards

Recipients of the Bliss symposium award and the Mellon colloquium awards react to recent Garden and Landscape Studies events

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Naming Stones

Naming Stones

Dumbarton Oaks acquires 18th-century Japanese garden scroll

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Rebuilding Jerusalem

Rebuilding Jerusalem

Gideon Avni researches around destruction

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The Public and the Poplars

The Public and the Poplars

Romy Hecht unearths the history of landscape design in Santiago, Chile

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Much Ado about Moche

Much Ado about Moche

Dumbarton Oaks’ collection of fineline drawings moves online

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Laws of the New Empire

Laws of the New Empire

Paolo Angelini limns the legal history of medieval Slavs

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Difference and Home

Difference and Home

Jerry Moore investigates domestic architecture in ancient South America

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Reissue of Byzantium and the Arabs

Reissue of Byzantium and the Arabs

Irfan Shahîd’s history of the Arab’s interactions with Rome and Byzantium before the rise of Islam is available for download

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Excerpting the Past

Excerpting the Past

Laura Pfuntner investigates hermaphrodites in Byzantine and ancient texts

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The Benton Gospels

The Benton Gospels

Dumbarton Oaks Museum acquires rare Greek manuscript

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Rethinking Empire

Rethinking Empire

The 2017 Byzantine Studies symposium

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Dumbarton Oaks at Kalamazoo

Dumbarton Oaks at Kalamazoo

Paper proposals for four sponsored sessions at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies due September 15

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The Records of Life

The Records of Life

Dumbarton Oaks acquires colonial Latin American manuscripts

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Celil Refik Kaya

Celil Refik Kaya

Third recipient of Early-Career Musician Residency

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In Praise of Everyone

In Praise of Everyone

The Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library adds two new volumes

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Grammars of the Former World

Grammars of the Former World

Rare Book Collection acquires Andreas Sennert’s seventeenth-century lexicographical studies

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On Mysticism and Materiality

On Mysticism and Materiality

Visiting Scholar Racha Kirakosian examines the fabric of medieval mysticism

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Lights in the Dark

Lights in the Dark

Paul Magdalino delivers public lecture in Byzantine Studies

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The Tastes of Youth

The Tastes of Youth

Hartmut Troll traces the development of Germany’s first “English” gardener

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Going Out into the Desert

Going Out into the Desert

John Zaleski investigates the Syriac ascetic tradition

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In the Shadow of a Cathedral

In the Shadow of a Cathedral

Nicolas Beaudry investigates a lived space of Byllis, Albania

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The Gardens Online

The Gardens Online

Abbey Stockstill adds to web-based garden research tool

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What We Learned in the Gardens

What We Learned in the Gardens

Nathalie Miraval reflects on programming for second-graders and cultivating a sense of wonder

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2017–2018 Fellows and Project Grants

2017–2018 Fellows and Project Grants

Dumbarton Oaks is pleased to announce the fellows and project grants for the upcoming academic year

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City Water/City Life

City Water/City Life

Upcoming exhibit showcases the history of waterfronts in urban design

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All the Green Things 

All the Green Things 

Gareth Doherty presents an ethnographic account of landscape in Bahrain 

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Farewell to the Freeways

Farewell to the Freeways

Margot Lystra talks urban design in 1960s San Francisco

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Secrets in the Soil

Secrets in the Soil

Eduardo Neves delivers public lecture in Pre-Columbian Studies

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The Lost Archive

The Lost Archive

Anna Leone revisits the excavation history of Dibsi Faraj

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Building the Invisible

Building the Invisible

Mellon outreach activates teens’ humanistic imaginations

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Divided No More

Divided No More

Ryan Clasby revisits the Andean-Amazonian divide at Huayurco

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Restoring a Village

Restoring a Village

Michail Kappas visualizes and preserves the Greek village of Kastania

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The Hidden Fields of Peru

The Hidden Fields of Peru

Ari Caramanica searches for agricultural traces in the Pampa de Mocan

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Posting Pictures

Posting Pictures

Lane Baker on a century-old social media obsession

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A City Like a Body

A City Like a Body

Sara Carr Discusses the Topography of Wellness in American Urban Landscapes

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Teaching a Younger Crowd

Teaching a Younger Crowd

Teaching Fellows’ Day Invites Undergraduates to Consider Byzantium Anew

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A New Life for Forgotten Things

A New Life for Forgotten Things

The Dumbarton Oaks Archives Launches Online Ephemera Collection

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Imagining the Empress

Imagining the Empress

The Ephemera Collection Expands in an Upcoming Exhibit

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No New Saints

No New Saints

Sergey Ivanov Reconsiders the Unorthodox Saints’ Lives of the Tenth Century

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Renovation of the Garden

Renovation of the Garden

Dumbarton Oaks Garden closed to the public from July 10, 2017, to March 15, 2018

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Blood on the Stones

Blood on the Stones

Ximena Chávez Balderas Reinterprets Sacrificial Remains at Tenochtitlan

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A New Old View

A New Old View

Dumbarton Oaks Acquires Seventeenth-Century Monument Guide

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The Sense of Place

The Sense of Place

Saskia de Wit Contextualizes the Metropolitan Garden in Landscape Studies

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Refinding the Way

Refinding the Way

Hendrik Dey Investigates the Via Triumphalis in Medieval Rome

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The Monks at the Theater

The Monks at the Theater

Agnieszka Szymańska Discusses the Unlikely Design of the Red Monastery

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Remaking Marrakesh

Remaking Marrakesh

Abbey Stockstill Probes the Hidden History of Urban Development

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The Gardens Gide Saw

The Gardens Gide Saw

Verena Conley on Exoticism, Europe, and the Jardin d’Essai

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Of Plants and Power

Of Plants and Power

New from Dumbarton Oaks Publications: The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century

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Revisiting the Codex

Revisiting the Codex

Lori Diel Parses the Images and Enigmas of the Codex Mexicanus

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The Beads of Las Orquídeas

Eric Dyrdahl Investigates Pre-Columbian Craft Production in Ecuador

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The Networks of Paradise

The Networks of Paradise

Jan Haenraets Discusses the History and Preservation of Mughal Gardens

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The Ruins of Syria

The Ruins of Syria

Dumbarton Oaks Acquires a New Collection of Images

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Learning among the Plants

Learning among the Plants

Second-Grade Classes from the Hyde-Addison School Visit the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens

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In Memoriam Irfan Shahîd

In Memoriam Irfan Shahîd

Director Jan Ziolkowski Remembers Shahîd’s Scholarship and Long Association with Dumbarton Oaks

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Righettino’s Views

Righettino’s Views

Denis Ribouillault Delivers the 2016 Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture

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Reading the Notemakers

Reading the Notemakers

Andrea Cuomo on Greek Scholia and Byzantine Pedagogy

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The Bug Market

The Bug Market

Deirdre Moore on Cochineal Insect Cultivation in Eighteenth-Century Mexico

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Garden Theory and the French Picturesque

Garden Theory and the French Picturesque

Bliss Symposium Award Recipients Cabelle Ahn and Carlo Urmy Reflect on the Garden and Landscape Studies Colloquium on Hubert Robert

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Ecologies of the Former World

Ecologies of the Former World

Adam Goldwyn Pushes Ecocriticism Back to Byzantium

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Theories of Ritual

Theories of Ritual

Pre-Columbian Studies Junior Fellow Jessica MacLellan on Maya Stone Platforms and the Organization of Community

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Contextualizing Robert

Contextualizing Robert

Garden and Landscape Studies 2016 Colloquium on Hubert Robert and French Garden Culture

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Building after Stone

Building after Stone

Meredith Miller on Confronting Climate Change through Design

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“The World Upside Down”

“The World Upside Down”

Byzantine Studies Fellow Eleni Kefala on Byzantium and America before and after the Age of Reason

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Good Ink

Dumbarton Oaks in the News, October 2016

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“The Lord of Vilcabamba”

“The Lord of Vilcabamba”

Pre-Columbian Studies Fellow Brian Bauer on the Wari Empire

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Introducing Elena Boeck

Introducing Elena Boeck

Dumbarton Oaks’ New Director of Byzantine Studies

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Rhetoric and Rewriting

Rhetoric and Rewriting

New Titles in the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library Series

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Announcing the Dumbarton Oaks Humanities Fellowships

Announcing the Dumbarton Oaks Humanities Fellowships

Three Young Humanists from Harvard Arrive for a Year of Practical Learning and Career Preparation

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Dumbarton Oaks at the Rio Olympics

Dumbarton Oaks at the Rio Olympics

Margaret Mee’s Painting Included in the Opening Ceremony

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How Mosaics Were Made and Made Known

How Mosaics Were Made and Made Known

Classical Art Historian Will Wootton Speaks at Dumbarton Oaks

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New from Dumbarton Oaks Publications

New from Dumbarton Oaks Publications

Sign and Design: Script as Image in Cross-Cultural Perspective

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Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library

Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library

A Conversation with Translator Suzanne Abrams Rebillard

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Rethinking the Inka Empire

Rethinking the Inka Empire

A Collaborative Workshop in Santiago Looks Southward

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Digital Humanities at Dumbarton Oaks

Digital Humanities at Dumbarton Oaks

Tyler Fellow John Davis Creates Online Map of the D.C. Watershed

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Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

A Reading of Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia” in the Gardens

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Good Ink

Good Ink

Dumbarton Oaks in the News

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Chinese Ambassador Visits Dumbarton Oaks

Chinese Ambassador Visits Dumbarton Oaks

Thirty Young Diplomats Also Visit Birthplace of the United Nations

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Celebrating 75 Years of Scholarship

A Selection of Books and Projects Supported by Dumbarton Oaks

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Friends of Music

Friends of Music

The Dover Quartet Performs at Dumbarton Oaks

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Afterlives of Alexander

Afterlives of Alexander

Dumbarton Oaks Panel at the National Gallery

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Wintersession at Dumbarton Oaks

Harvard Undergraduates Study Art and Power in Washington

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Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

An Aucoin Recital for Staff and Fellows

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Seventy-Five Years of Arts and Humanities at Dumbarton Oaks

Jan Ziolkowski’s Welcome to a Concert by the Dover Quartet, with the World Premiere of Caroline Shaw’s Plan & Elevation (The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks)

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The Order of the Universe

The Order of the Universe

The Poetic Works of Bernardus Silvestris in the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library

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New Exhibitions

New Exhibitions

75 Years/75 Objects and Stephens & Catherwood Revisited: Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time

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Learning to Read

Learning to Read

Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program

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Trivial Treasures

Trivial Treasures

Elizabeth Emery on the Value of Ephemera in Historical Scholarship

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New Acquisition

New Acquisition

Daniel Barbaro, La pratica della perspettiva

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Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Trodden Underfoot: Preserving Dumbarton Oaks’ Historic Floors

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New Exhibit from ICFA

New Exhibit from ICFA

The Holy Apostles: Visualizing a Lost Monument

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Open Our Manuscripts

Open Our Manuscripts

Digital Facsimiles of Manuscripts in the Byzantine Collection

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Byzantine Textile Conference

Byzantine Textile Conference

“Liminal Fabric: Furnishing Textiles in Byzantium and Early Islam”

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Public Lecture in Garden and Landscape Studies

Public Lecture in Garden and Landscape Studies

“Culture, History, and Context: Inspiring Contemporary Landscapes” with Thomas Woltz | April 30, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.

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Dante and the Greeks

Dante and the Greeks

A new publication from Dumbarton Oaks and an interview with volume editor Jan Ziolkowski

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New Rare Book Acquisition

New Rare Book Acquisition

An Eighteenth-Century Example of Nature Printing

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A Collection of Ferns

A Collection of Ferns

A new exhibit in the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

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Diana of the Fellowship House

Diana of the Fellowship House

Jan Ziolkowski, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin, Harvard University, and Director of Dumbarton Oaks

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New Archive of Pre-Columbian Art

New Archive of Pre-Columbian Art

The Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive

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Library Exhibit

Library Exhibit

Standing on Ceremony: Processions, Pathways, and Plazas

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Public Lecture in Byzantine Studies

Public Lecture in Byzantine Studies

“Ancients and Moderns: Reconsidering Style in the Visual Arts of Late Antiquity,” Sarah E. Bassett, University of Indiana, Bloomington | September 25, 2014, 6:15 p.m.

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Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Riemenschneider’s Virgin and Child on the Crescent Moon

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Off the Press

Off the Press

The Life of Saint Basil the Younger, Denis F. Sullivan, Alice-Mary Talbot, and Stamatina McGrath

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Now on View

Now on View

Seldom Seen: A Selection of Prints, Drawings, and Decorative Art | Until August 17, 2014

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MARAC Finding Aid Award for ICFA

MARAC Finding Aid Award for ICFA

ICFA receives the 2014 Frederic M. Miller Finding Aid Award.

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Dumbarton Oaks/Harvard Exchange

Dumbarton Oaks/Harvard Exchange

Ekaterina Nechaeva, American Academy in Rome, 2013–14 Dumbarton Fellow in Byzantine Studies

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Pre-Columbian Studies Spring Workshop

Pre-Columbian Studies Spring Workshop

Pre-Wari, Wari, and Inka Khipus: An Investigation of General Andean Cord Recording Principles & Technologies | April 11 and 12, 2014

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Friends of Music

Friends of Music

Bax and Chung | March 9 and 10, 2014

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Last Words

Last Words

James N. Carder (September 2018)

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Byzantine Studies Symposium on Sense Perceptions

Byzantine Studies Symposium on Sense Perceptions

“Knowing Bodies, Passionate Souls: Sense Perceptions in Byzantium,” April 25–27, 2014, Susan Ashbrook Harvey (Brown University) and Margaret Mullett (Dumbarton Oaks), Symposiarchs.

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Upcoming Public Lecture in Garden and Landscape Studies

Upcoming Public Lecture in Garden and Landscape Studies

Eugene Y. Wang, Harvard University, “How to Read the Chinese Garden? Qianlong Emperor’s Retreat in the Forbidden City” | Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Friends of Music

Friends of Music

The Tempest Trio | January 12 and 13, 2014

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Library Exhibit

Library Exhibit

All that Glitters: Gold of the Circum-Caribbean

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Workshop in Pre-Columbian Studies

Workshop in Pre-Columbian Studies

Ancient Central American and Colombian Art at Dumbarton Oaks

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Upcoming Public Lecture

Upcoming Public Lecture

John Pohl, UCLA, "Bringing the Pre-Columbian World to Life: The Scholar’s Role in Entertainment Media" | Thursday, February 6, 2014

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Friends of Music

Friends of Music

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band | December 1 and 2, 2013

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Upcoming Public Lecture in Byzantine Studies

Upcoming Public Lecture in Byzantine Studies

Sharon E. J. Gerstel, University of California, Los Angeles, "Witnessing Byzantium: The Greek Perspective" | Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Good Ink

Dumbarton Oaks in the news

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Further Afield

Further Afield

Staff activities and accomplishments outside Dumbarton Oaks

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Friends of Music

Friends of Music

Joel Fan | November 3 and 4, 2013

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Fellowship Building Progress

Fellowship Building Progress

An update on the construction of the new Fellowship Building.

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"Travel and Translation"

"Travel and Translation"

Garden and Landscape Studies Colloquium | November 1, 2013

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Visiting Scholar Peter Brown

Visiting Scholar Peter Brown

Professor Brown discusses his impressions of Dumbarton Oaks and the transformation of late antique and Byzantine studies over the last four decades.

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Recent Rare Book Acquisition

Recent Rare Book Acquisition

Jacobo Zannichelli’s El hypocastano, ó castaño de Indias (1774)

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Upcoming Public Lecture in Pre-Columbian Studies

Upcoming Public Lecture in Pre-Columbian Studies

“To Write or Knot: Recent Advances in the Study of Andean Knotted Cord Records” | Gary Urton, Harvard University | Thursday, December 5, 2013

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Pre-Columbian Studies Symposium

Pre-Columbian Studies Symposium

Making Value, Making Meaning: Techné in the Pre-Columbian World | October 11–12, 2013

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Friends of Music

Friends of Music

The Knights | October 7 & 8, 2013

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From the Archives

From the Archives

Ex Libris, Dumbarton Oaks—The First Bookplate

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From the Archives

From the Archives

“Underworld Courier”: The Dumbarton Oaks Newsletter from the Pre-Digital Era

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Sirarpie Der Nersessian Papers

Sirarpie Der Nersessian Papers

Anne-Marie Viola and James N. Carder (February 2013)

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Upcoming Scholarly Event

Upcoming Scholarly Event

Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture

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Friends of Music

Friends of Music

Guitarists Sérgio and Odair Assad

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Off the Press

Off the Press

Asinou across Time: Studies in the Architecture and Murals of the Panagia Phorbiotissa, Cyprus

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Reuniting a Collection

Reuniting a Collection

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) Nicholas V. Artamonoff online exhibit

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New Exhibition: Architectural Contrasts

New Exhibition: Architectural Contrasts

Opening in February: The Rare Book Reading Room and the Pre-Columbian Collection Pavilion 50th Anniversary (1963–2013)

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A Ninth-Century Greek-Arabic Palimpsest

A Ninth-Century Greek-Arabic Palimpsest

An informal talk with Father Justin Sinaites and Professor Jack Tannous

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Maria Sibylla Merian

Maria Sibylla Merian

A new online exhibit from the Rare Book Collection

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The Byzantine Emperors on Coins

The Byzantine Emperors on Coins

A new online exhibit highlighting the Dumbarton Oaks coin collection

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Tyler Fellows in Residence

Tyler Fellows in Residence

Processing of Two Important Pre-Columbian Archives at Dumbarton Oaks

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Good Ink

A review of Dumbarton Oaks online publications and projects

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Bliss Symposium Award Recipients

Five Harvard students received Bliss Awards that allowed them to attend the "Sign and Design" symposium

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Script as Image at Dumbarton Oaks

Script as Image at Dumbarton Oaks

A summary of the proceedings of the Sign and Design Symposium

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The Making of an Exhibition

The Making of an Exhibition

An interview with Dumbarton Oaks museum staff on the making of the All Sides Considered interactive exhibit

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Off the Press

Off the Press

Announcing the publication of Trade and Markets in Byzantium

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Commissioning and Performing Contemporary Compositions

Commissioning and Performing Contemporary Compositions

Dumbarton Oaks’ mission to foster original research and publication in humanistic studies has found a parallel expression in the Friends of Music commissions and performances of contemporary music.

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Music at Dumbarton Oaks: The Performers

Music at Dumbarton Oaks: The Performers

Many famous or soon-to-be famous musicians performed at Dumbarton Oaks over the years, and several have reminisced fondly about their concertizing there, in both the residential and institutional periods.

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Byzantine Greek Summer School Concludes

Byzantine Greek Summer School Concludes

A summary of the sixth session of the Greek Summer School at Dumbarton Oaks

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DO on NPR

DO on NPR

John Beardsley gives an interview on "Morning Edition"

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Engravings of North Africa

Engravings of North Africa

A featured item from the Library exhibit Rome Re-Imagined

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Good Ink

Dumbarton Oaks in the News, May 2012

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Stravinsky, Copland, Tower, and Shaw

Stravinsky, Copland, Tower, and Shaw

The Blisses ensured that music was given proper space in their homes, a commitment that was enhanced through their sponsorship of musicians and the commissioning of new works. Dumbarton Oaks continues this commitment through a concert series and commissioning new works from early-career musicians.

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Staff and Fellows Accolades

New scholarship from Cécile Morrisson and Joel Kalvesmaki

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Off the Press

Off the Press

De Administrando Imperio: A Commentary

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Food and the City

Food and the City

2012 Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium

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The Musical Art Quartet and the Bliss Stradivarius Viola

The Musical Art Quartet and the Bliss Stradivarius Viola

Mildred Barnes Bliss was an enthusiastic patron of the Musical Art Quartet. She supported the string quartet from soon after its inception in 1926 until it disbanded in 1944. The quartet performed in the Music Room each year between 1941 and 1944, and it was largely due to the success of these performances that Dumbarton Oaks decided to inaugurate a Friends of Music concert series in 1946.

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Staff and Fellows Accolades

Congratulations to Elizabeth Boone and Jack Tannous

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Now on View: Cloud Terrace

Now on View: Cloud Terrace

Contemporary art installation by Cao | Perrot Studio

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Introducing the Dumbarton Oaks Tyler Fellows

Introducing the Dumbarton Oaks Tyler Fellows

Lisa Trever, "Moche Mural Painting and Practice at Pañamarca: A Study of Image Making in Ancient Peru"

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Good Ink

Dumbarton Oaks in the news, April 2012

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Farewell and Happy Retirement!

Farewell and Happy Retirement!

Tylka Vetula, Serials and Acquisitions Librarian, retires May 2012

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Blogs from Dumbarton Oaks

ICFA, DO Conversations, and the Gardens are all blogging

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