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Dumbarton Oaks Announces 2022–2023 Summer and Academic Year Fellows and Project Grants

by Kathy S. | Jun 14, 2022

We are delighted to announce the selection of fellows in our three areas of study: Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian Studies, as well as the Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies. This summer, fifteen fellows join us to research topics including lost and forgotten Byzantine manuscripts, an archaeological study of a Black cemetery in Georgetown, and Mesoamerican religion and Latinx spirituality.

During the 2022–2023 academic year, we are delighted host over forty fellows who will be studying questions such as how the Buitenzorg Botanic Garden was engaged in empire-building in the Netherlands East Indies, what we are learning from the excavations of Kaminaljuyu, and how an ancient Greco-Roman theater performed in medieval Byzantine visual culture. Additionally, our Mellon Fellows study urban landscapes through lenses of democracy, race, identity, and difference.

SAH Members included in this announcement in their various areas of study are:

Mellon Summer Fellowships in Urban Studies:

Jennifer Hock, Maryland Institute College of Art (joined SAH in 2000)

2022-2023 Academic Year Fellows:

Garden and Landscape Studies:  David Karmon, College of the Holy Cross (joined SAH in 2005, JSAH Editor, Session chair in 2016, Speaker in 2018)

Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies:   Kathryn Holliday, University of Texas at Arlington (joined SAH in 1999, SAH Archipedia/BUS Editorial Committee, Speaker in  2014)

Garden and Landscape Studies:  Manuel Sanchez Garcia, Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and Universidad de Granada (Spain) (joined SAH in 2019, speaker in 2019)

Project Grants:

Byzantine Studies:  Joseph Williams, "Byzantine Dome Construction in South Italy as Transcultural Knowledge" (joined SAH in 2013, speaker in 2019)

See all of the Dumbarton Oaks Fellows and Grantees here.



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