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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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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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Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

An Aucoin Recital for Staff and Fellows

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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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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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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 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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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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Open Our Manuscripts

Open Our Manuscripts

Digital Facsimiles of Manuscripts in the Byzantine Collection

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New Exhibit from ICFA

New Exhibit from ICFA

The Holy Apostles: Visualizing a Lost Monument

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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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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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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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Friends of Music

Friends of Music

Bax and Chung | March 9 and 10, 2014

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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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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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Friends of Music

Friends of Music

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

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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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Good Ink

Dumbarton Oaks in the news

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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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Friends of Music

Friends of Music

The Knights | October 7 & 8, 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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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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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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Sirarpie Der Nersessian Papers

Sirarpie Der Nersessian Papers

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Off the Press

Off the Press

Announcing the publication of Trade and Markets in Byzantium

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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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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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Good Ink

Dumbarton Oaks in the News, May 2012

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Staff and Fellows Accolades

New scholarship from Cécile Morrisson and Joel Kalvesmaki

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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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