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Project Grant Reports

    Dumbarton Oaks makes a limited number of grants to assist with scholarly projects in Garden and Landscape Studies, intended to support primary research on a specific site. For more information about grants and instructions for applying, see here.

    Project grants may be used for a broad array of initiatives including field research, site analysis, botanical surveys, heritage conservation, and restoration planning, with the goal of promoting the preservation and understanding of historic gardens and other significant designed landscapes. Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to, the non-destructive investigation, excavation, and on-site study of a garden or landscape, or the surveying or photographing of sites that are at risk or otherwise unrecorded and unexamined.

    Project grant reports available online may be read by clicking the title of the report.


    Beyond Rice Agriculture: The Garden Agriculture of Angkor Wat

    Alison Carter, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    The A.E.Bye Land Surveys

    Kimberly Mercurio


    Ethnobotany, Symbolism, and Property Rights Institutions in Tropical Agrarian Societies

    Michael Sheridan, Middlebury College


    The Erbil Plain Archaeological Survey

    Jason Ur, Harvard University


    Interdisciplinary History of Rural Water and Land Use in Southern Burgundy, France

    Scott Madry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


    Archaeological Investigations and Survey of the Sacred Landscape in Osun Grove, Nigeria

    Akin Ogundiran, University of North Carolina, Charlotte


    The Archaeology of Japanese American Internment Gardens at Amache

    Bonnie Clark, University of Denver


    Landscape Allegory: Manchu-Chinese Imperial and Ethnic Images at the Early Qing Tomb Parks

    Alan R. Sweeten, California State University, Stanislaus


    Garden Archaeology at Ramat Rahel, Israel

    Oded Lipschits, Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University

    Systematic Survey and Documenting of Qiao yuan, Taizhou

    Xu Yinong, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


    The Landscape of Qing Dynasty Necropoli: Presenting Imperial Image Through Garden Scenery, Structures, and Sculptures

    Alan R. Sweeten, California State University, Stanislaus


    Recovery of the Gardens and the Orchard Pleasure: Churubusco Ex-Convent, 17th Century, Mexico

    Saúl Alcántara Onofre, Coordinación Nacional de Monumentos Históricos, INAH


    Archaeology of Gardens in Roman Hispania

    Jordi Juan i Tresserras, University of Barcelona, Spain


    Petra Garden and Pool-Complex Excavations

    Leigh-Ann Bedal, The Behrend College, Pennsylvania State University, Erie


    Archaelogical and Natural Scientific Investigations on the Medieval Royal Palace Garden and Royal Parkland at Visegrá, Hungary

    Jószef Laszlovszky, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary


    Petra Garden Feasibility Study

    Leigh-Ann Bedal, The Behrend College, Pennsylvania State University, Erie


    Phytoliths: A New Approach in the Identification and Study of Prehistoric Maori Gardens

    Mark Horrocks, University of Auckland


    Sacred Trees in the Land of Israel

    Nurit Lissovsky, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

    The Villa of Livia at Prima Porta, Rome

    Peter Liljenstolpe, Uppsala University, Allan Klynne, Uppsala University, and Lena Landgren, Lund University, Sweden


    Reconstructing Tucker's Garden: The Use of Environmental Archaeology in Documenting Historic Gardens

    Kate Meatyard, St. Mary's College of Maryland, Lexington Park and Lisa Kealhofer, Environmental Studies Institute, Santa Clara University


    A Survey of Medieval Islamic Gardens and garden Pavilions in Southern Turkey

    Scott Redford, Georgetown University, Washington

    Palermo: An Outstanding Public park in Increasing Damage and Risk of Disappearance

    Sonia Berjman, University of Buenos Aires and Daniel Schávelzon


    Pückler-Muskau Park: Restoring the Prince’s Vision at Belvedere Park (Łęknica, Poland)

    Linda Robertson


    Gardens of the Roman Empire: Preparation of a Colloquium on Pompeii and Other Vesuvian Sites

    Wilhelmina Jashemski, University of Maryland


    Archaeological Sites in Tunisia

    Wilhelmina Jashemski, University of Maryland

    Excavation of Hadrian’s Villa

    Wilhelmina Jashemski, University of Maryland, and Eugenia Salza Prina Ricotti


    Gardens of the Roman Empire: Preparation of a Colloquium on Pompeii and Other Vesuvian Sites

    Wilhelmina Jashemski, University of Maryland


    The Naturalistic Garden at Dumbarton Oaks

    Diane Kostial McGuire, Harvard University


    Gardens of the Roman Empire: Garden of Pompeii, Herculaeneum, and the Villas Destroyed by Vesuvius

    Wilhelmina Jashemski, University of Maryland

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