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  • Additional Notes for Applicants for Garden and Landscape Studies Fellowships — Dumbarton Oaks
    performance and user experience and using methods from other relevant fields of the humanities art history and criticism literary studies philosophy and of the social sciences social history cultural geography cultural studies social anthropology Complementing a traditional focus on garden history the program invites research into the impact of current environmental conditions accelerated global urbanization and climate change for example on contemporary design Whatever their topics or methods however all research proposals will be considered and evaluated on their own merits Applicants may want to consider the suitability of their proposals to the resources available at Dumbarton Oaks and in Washington The Garden Library Rare Book Collection is especially rich in American and European materials on architecture botany horticulture and all aspects of garden design as well as in selected Chinese and Japanese texts holdings include books but also drawings manuscripts and prints The reference collection has a wider scope collecting material on garden and landscape architecture throughout the world together with some works in social history anthropology geography and iconography including a fast growing collection of Asian publications relevant to recent research conducted at Dumbarton Oaks The Contemporary Landscape Design Collection includes primary materials on approximately two dozen landscape designers and artists It is customary for topics to be geared to the availability of materials in the Dumbarton Oaks collections although fellows may take advantage of the resources of other specialist libraries and collections in Washington Fellowships have been awarded in the past to scholars from all over the world and from a wide array of disciplines The range of topics can be assessed from the list of current and former fellows in Garden and Landscape Studies however applicants are encouraged to develop proposals independent of precedent Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Studies Programs Fellowships and Grants Byzantine

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  • William R. Tyler Fellowships — Dumbarton Oaks
    recommendation two of which should be from professors in their department at Harvard University and one of which should be from their dissertation supervisor Official graduate transcripts must be postmarked by November 1 and mailed to Manager of Academic Programs Dumbarton Oaks 1703 32nd St NW Washington D C 20007 Award notifications are made mid to late February FAQ My work does not fall under any of the specified fields Can I still apply We will consider dissertation projects in Pre Columbian early Colonial Mediterranean Byzantine and Garden and Landscape Studies or in related fields as listed in the description Projects that are interdisciplinary or combine elements of two fields are eligible for consideration In that case candidates should choose the online application Embark field that is closest to their research and explain the project s connection to other relevant fields What is the purpose of the orientation Upon acceptance of the award prospective Tyler Fellows will be required to attend a two day orientation at Dumbarton Oaks in the late spring preceding the beginning of their two year fellowship Travel reimbursement lowest roundtrip economy airfare train fare or mileage up to a maximum of 400 and housing to attend the orientation will be provided by Dumbarton Oaks Although an effort will be made to accommodate prospective Fellows traveling to the orientation the dates will be set by the Fellowship Coordinator with the Dumbarton Oaks institutional calendar in mind and attendance by all prospective Tyler Fellows as a group is mandatory Non attendance of the scheduled orientation will result in forfeiture of the Fellowship The purpose of the orientation is to familiarize prospective Fellows with the mission and resources of Dumbarton Oaks and to initiate contact with the supervisors of their institutional project Prospective Fellows are urged to consult the Dumbarton Oaks website to gain a sense of the institution and its community Reports from Tyler Fellows will be available on the site When will I be required to be in residence at Dumbarton Oaks Tyler Fellows are required to be in full residence at Dumbarton Oaks during the entire term or academic year of their contribution to an institutional project which can take the form of a 50 17 5 hours week contribution during the entire year or a 100 35 hours week contribution during one term fall or spring of the academic year Under exceptional circumstances e g when field work cannot be scheduled in the second year Fellows can request approval to fulfill the work and residency requirement in their second year The request must be submitted upon acceptance of the Tyler Fellowship and is dependent on approval by the Director of Dumbarton Oaks Election to fulfill the requirement in the second year and by implication proximity to the deadline for dissertation completion will not entail a reduction of the required contribution How much of the Fellowship can I spend abroad or on research related travel In general Fellows will be expected to fulfill the work residence

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  • Mellon Fellowships in Urban Landscape Studies — Dumbarton Oaks
    the fellowship lowest available economy airfare rail travel or mileage if less than the equivalent economy airfare up to a maximum of 1 100 for domestic travel or 1 600 for international travel if support cannot be obtained from other sources Reimbursement of visa fees is provided for Fellows but not for dependents Dumbarton Oaks anticipates that sabbatical salary or funds from other sources may supplement awards Fellows may hold other grants with the knowledge and permission of both the grantors and Dumbarton Oaks Field Research Fund Additional travel funds for travel up to one month are available to Mellon Fellows to conduct field research directly related to the fellowship project before or after the period of the fellowship Each fellow may request up to 5 000 A supplemental application is required which should be uploaded as a separate attachment in section 8 of the online application The request which may be in narrative form should explain the location timing and purpose of the proposed field research the anticipated outcomes the relation to the larger fellowship project and the preparation and suitability of the applicant for the proposed research Proposals should also include a preliminary budget and schedule of work They will be evaluated on criteria including suitability and clarity of the research objectives the relevance to the fellowship project the feasibility of the budget and schedule and the potential contribution to the field of urban landscape studies Funding may be used only to cover direct costs for which original documentation must be submitted at the conclusion of the project Examples of eligible expenses include transportation excluding students meals housing vehicle rental workmen s wages and technical analysis as part of the overall project Grants are not normally made for the purchase of computers or other equipment or to cover the salaries of the principal investigators Funds can only be disbursed to individuals not academic or other institutions and only on a reimbursement basis upon submission of receipts A single reimbursement will be made at the conclusion of all travel and after submission of a final report which should include a brief narrative 250 500 words about the outcomes of the travel along with a final accounting Visas For non U S citizens Dumbarton Oaks provides J 1 visas for the term of the Fellowship appointment as part of our U S Department of State designated Exchange Visitor Program Please be advised that scholars who have been in the United States with J status within the past 12 months may not qualify for a Dumbarton Oaks J 1 visa unless they were in the United States for a total time of less than six months These individuals and all other non U S citizens are strongly urged to check their prospective visa status for the requested period of the Fellowship prior to submitting an application Applications Please read and follow the online instructions Applications to be written in English must be submitted electronically by February 1 2016 Three letters of

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  • Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies — Dumbarton Oaks
    it will explore how urban environments got to be the way they are and how best to manage them today This grant is one of 15 made by the Mellon Foundation so far to major institutions of higher education and research which are aimed to foster the joint contributions that the humanities and the design and planning disciplines may make to the understanding of the processes and effects of burgeoning urbanization The program at Dumbarton Oaks will involve four principal components new semester long fellowships to be shared among designers and academics with additional opportunities for field research funding for which we seek applications shorter term invitational residencies for senior practitioners a series of academic events such as the Mellon Midday Dialogues that will create a framework for interactions among these scholars and practitioners along with other humanities scholars at Dumbarton Oaks and neighboring academic institutions and a series of public programs including lectures colloquia workshops and publications all aimed at disseminating the initiative s work nationally and internationally The project will be organized around broadly conceived themes and structured to acknowledge the current importance of sustainability adaptability and resilience while encouraging a greater historical awareness of these concepts The themes will promote an understanding of cities as landscape systems by inviting engagement with such topics as topography hydrology climate and urban form landscape and public history the urban rural interface urban biodiversity productive urban landscapes the repurposing of derelict urban spaces and informal urbanism In these ways the project seeks to enlarge the discourse of landscape urbanism still relatively professionalized and Western in focus to encompass a wide range of cultures and topics Screening of Containment at the DC Environmental Film Festival Apply for a Fellowship Current Fellows Mellon Senior Practitioner Residents Midday Dialogues Annual Reports Harvard GSD Mellon

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  • 2015–2016 Fellows — Dumbarton Oaks
    France 1600 1640 Mary Cunningham University of Nottingham Byzantine Studies The Virgin Mary in the Byzantine World 400 1200 Images Texts Relics and Ceremony William Fash Harvard University Pre Columbian Studies Stig Frøyshov University of Oslo Byzantine Studies The Horologion in Constantinople and Peripheries Palatine Secular and Monastic Contexts Jeffrey Hamburger Harvard University Byzantine Studies From Cross to Crucifix Berthold of Nuremberg s Dominican Rereading of Hrabanus Maurus In Honor of the Holy Cross Takeshi Inomata University of Arizona Pre Columbian Studies Ritual and Politics at the Preclassic Maya Center of Ceibal Guatemala Philip Jacks George Washington University Spring Garden and Landscape Studies To Make it a Great Entrepot the Story of Baltimore s Locust Point Linda Jewell University of California Berkeley Fall Garden and Landscape Studies Gathering on the Ground Experiencing Landscape in American Outdoor Theaters Yuri Marano Collège de France Monde Byzantin Byzantine Studies The Privileged Burials of Early Byzantine Greece early fourth to early seventh century CE Fabio Pagani Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities Byzantine Studies Studying Plato at Mystra New Perspectives on Gemistos Pletho and His School Tamara Sears Yale University Garden and Landscape Studies Wilderness Urbanisms Architecture Landscape and Travel in Precolonial India Daniela Triadan University of Arizona Pre Columbian Studies The Development of Social Inequality at the Preclassic Maya Center of Ceibal Guatemala Nikolaos Zagklas University of Silesia Byzantine Studies Theodore Prodromos Writing Poetry and Schedography in Twelfth Century Constantinople Junior Fellows Ludovic Bender University of Fribourg Switzerland Byzantine Studies Hermitages and Rock Monasteries of Laconia XIth XVth c The Landscape of Monasticism in a Byzantine Region Erika Brant University of Virginia Pre Columbian Studies The Dead Rose from the Ground Ancestors and Political Authority in a Post Collapse Andean Society 1000 1450 CE Siren Celik University of Birmingham Byzantine Studies A Historical Biography of Manuel II Palaiologos 1350 1425 Bradley Hostetler Florida State University Byzantine Studies The Function of Text Byzantine Reliquaries with Metrical Inscriptions 843 1204 Rebecca Mendelsohn University at Albany SUNY Pre Columbian Studies The Early Mesoamerican City of Izapa and the Southern Maya Region Jennifer Saracino Tulane University Pre Columbian Studies Shifting Landscape Depictions of Environmental and Cultural Disruption in the Mapa Uppsala Camille Behnke Shamble University of Virginia Garden and Landscape Studies Growing Children Out of Doors California s Open Air Schools and Children s Health 1907 1917 Roman Shliakhtin Central European University Budapest Byzantine Studies The Image of the Seljuk Turks among the Byzantine Literati of the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries Shuichi Wanibuchi Harvard University Garden and Landscape Studies A Colony by Design Nature Knowledge and the Transformation of Landscape in the Delaware Valley 1680 1780 William R Tyler Fellows Nathanael Aschenbrenner Byzantine Studies Rome Contested Byzantine Humanist and Holy Roman Discourses of Empire in the Fifteenth Century Coleman Connelly Byzantine Studies Appropriating the Greek Past in the Graeco Arabic Translation Movement John Davis Garden and Landscape Studies The U S Army Corps of Engineers and the American Landscape 1865 1904 Deirdre Moore Garden and Landscape

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  • Short-Term Housing near Dumbarton Oaks — Dumbarton Oaks
    you to find housing nearby however there are bus routes that provide public transportation DC Pages Links to a wide variety of short term accommodation Airbnb Short term 1 to 30 days housing search engine Craig s List Short term housing search engine for the DC metro area Attaché Property Management Handles rental of fully furnished accommodations for different locations in the DC area George Washington University Summer Housing Summer housing dorm rooms is available beginning the end of May and lasting until early August Foggy Bottom Catholic University Summer Housing Dorm rooms available beginning the end of May and lasting early August Brookland 202 319 5291 Pricing Key per month in US dollars 1 000 2 000 2 000 3 000 3 000 4 000 4 000 5 000 5 000 6 000 Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Studies Programs Fellowships and Grants Fellowships One Month Research Awards Short Term Housing near Dumbarton Oaks Project Grants Short Term Pre Doctoral Residencies Byzantine Studies Pre Columbian Studies Garden and Landscape Studies Opportunities for Harvard Students Important Dates for Fellowships and Grants February 1 Mellon Fellowship applications due March 1 One Month Research Award applications due for July 1 December

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  • Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives — Dumbarton Oaks
    Archives ICFA is the repository for Byzantine Pre Columbian and Garden and Landscape archival collections ICFA preserves and provides access to administrative records fieldwork papers photographic prints negatives slides oversize drawings and moving images that document fieldwork and research projects sponsored by Dumbarton Oaks and undertaken by renowned scholars in these three areas of study Explore the Holdings Visit AtoM DO to search across ICFA s archival collections Document Actions Print this Share ICFA Services Access Collections Order Photographs Preferred Citation Hours Monday through Friday 9 a m to 12 p m 1 to 5 p m Contact Tel 202 339 6972 Fax 202 625 0279 icfa doaks org Navigation Library Archives Library Rare Book Collection Garden Archives Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives About ICFA Document Collections Photograph Collections Digital Collections Moving Image Collections AtoM DO Search the Archives Who s Who in ICFA Collections ICFA Oral History Initiative Online Exhibits ICFA Services Dumbarton Oaks Archives ICFA Blog New Oral History Interviews from ICFA Sep 16 2015 New Finding Aids from ICFA Aug 05 2015 Creating an inventory of photographs by Thomas F Mathews Jul 29 2015 ICFA Blog More Follow ICFA Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd

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  • Fellowships and Grants — Dumbarton Oaks
    Landscape studies Learn more One Month Research Awards Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection offers One Month Research Awards to scholars holding the PhD or other relevant terminal degree e g MLArch for Garden and Landscape studies applicants and working on research projects in Byzantine Pre Columbian or Garden and Landscape studies Learn more Project Grants Dumbarton Oaks makes a limited number of grants to assist with scholarly projects in Byzantine Pre Columbian and Garden and Landscape studies Support is generally for archeological investigation as well as for the recovery recording and analysis of materials that would otherwise be lost Learn more Short Term Pre Doctoral Residencies Dumbarton Oaks offers a limited number of Short Term Pre Doctoral Residencies for advanced graduate students who are preparing for their PhD general exams writing their doctoral dissertations or expecting relevant final degrees in the field of Byzantine Pre Columbian or Garden and Landscape studies Learn more Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Studies Programs Fellowships and Grants Fellowships One Month Research Awards Project Grants Short Term Pre Doctoral Residencies Byzantine Studies Pre Columbian Studies Garden and Landscape Studies Opportunities for Harvard Students Important Dates for Fellowships and Grants February 1 Mellon Fellowship

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