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Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection supports research and learning internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships and internships, meetings, and exhibitions. Located in residential Georgetown, Dumbarton Oaks welcomes researchers at all career stages who come to study its books, objects, images, and documents. It opens its doors to the public to visit its historic garden, designed by Beatrix Farrand; its museum, with world-class collections of art; and its Music Room, for lectures and concerts. The institute disseminates knowledge through its own publications and online resources. Innovative programming has introduced students of all ages to the museum, gardens, and collections.

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Sep 27, 2018 - Sep 27, 2018

Humanities Talk with Prof. Jeffrey Rosen

Oct 05, 2018 - Oct 06, 2018

Reconsidering the Chavín Phenomenon in the 21st Century

Pre-Columbian Studies Symposium, Richard L. Burger and Jason Nesbitt, Symposiarchs
Oct 14, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018

Poulenc Trio

Sunday evening concert

Research

Dumbarton Oaks supports and publishes scholarship in the three areas of study supported by Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss: Byzantine Studies, including related aspects of late Roman, early Christian, western Medieval, Slavic, and Near Eastern Studies; Pre-Columbian Studies of Mexico, Central America, and Andean South America; and Garden and Landscape Studies, including garden history, landscape architecture, and related disciplines.

Studies Programs Fellowships & Grants Library & Archives Publications

 

Juggling the Middle Ages

October 16, 2018–February 28, 2019 | See how one tale has transformed over time, captivating medieval and modern audiences alike with its enduring messages. Art is miraculous!

 

 

Online Resources

 

Last Words

James N. Carder (September 2018)

Missing Tongues

Mary Kate Kelly examines language variation among the ancient lowland Maya

Putting Theory into Practice

Anastasia Day recounts her experience with the GLS summer graduate workshop