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Past Scholarly Activities

Past symposia, colloquia, public lectures, and other scholarly events in Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks
Frontiers in Urban Landscape Research
November 20, 2015 | Graduate Workshop
 
Landscape and Sacred Architecture in Pre-Modern South Asia
November 14, 2014 | Garden and Landscape Studies Colloquium, John Beardsley and Subhashini Kaligotla, Colloquiarchs
 
Travel and Translation
November 1, 2013 | Garden and Landscape Studies Colloquium
 
Working with Farrand/Farrand at Work
March 8, 2013 | Garden and Landscape Studies Colloquium
 
Lawrence Halprin (1916–2009)
December 11, 2010 | Garden and Landscape Studies Colloquium
 
How to Read the Chinese Garden? Qianlong Emperor’s Retreat in the Forbidden City
March 20, 2014 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Eugene Wang, Harvard University
 
Le Notre and Versailles in Modernity (20th to 21st Centuries)
September 23, 2013 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Georges Farhat, University of Toronto
 
Gardens and the Work of Environmental Memory
April 11, 2013 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Lawrence Buell, Harvard University; Sponsored by the Director’s Office
 
The Future of Mud: A Tale of Houses and Lives in Djenne
March 21, 2013 | Garden and Landscape Studies Film Screening, Susan Vogel, Director; in collaboration with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
 
History and Memory in the Manchu Imperial Park of Bishu Shanzhuang
December 5, 2012 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Stephen Whiteman, A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, CASVA
 
Management and Conservation in the Historical Villas and Gardens of Rome
November 14, 2012 | Garden and Landscape Studies Informal Talk, Alberta Campitelli, Director of the City of Rome’s Office of Historic Villas and Parks
 
Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot, Cloud Terrace Installation
April 5, 2012 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture
 
Before the Memorial
February 8, 2012 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Peter Walker, Principal, PWP Landscape Architecture
 
Landscapes of Enchantment: Cosmology, Ritual and Ideas of Place in the Ancient Yaruba City-State
September 22, 2011 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Suzanne Blier, Harvard University
 
Waste and Wilderness
March 15, 2011 | Dumbarton Oaks Public Lecture, Peter Galison, Harvard University
 
The Role of History in Contemporary Landscape Architecture
March 3, 2011 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, John Dixon Hunt, University of Pennsylvania
 
Primitive Ways in an Accelerated World
September 21, 2010 | Garden and Landscape Studies Artist’s Talk, Patrick Dougherty
 
Working in Mughal Paradise: Restoring Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi & Bagh-e Babur, Kabul
April 19, 2010 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Ratish Nanda, Projects Director, Aga Khan Trust for Culture
 
Museum Sculpture Gardens: A Brief Illustrated History
March 25, 2010 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture and Film Screening, John Walsh, Director Emeritus of the J. Paul Getty Museum
 
A Second Suburb: The Landscape of Levittown, PA
November 18, 2009 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Dianne Harris, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
 
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October 1, 2009 | Garden and Landscape Studies Vaslef Public Lecture, Ken Smith, Principal, Ken Smith Landscape Architect
 
Sustaining Beauty: The Performance of Appearance
December 4, 2008 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Beth Meyer, University of Virginia
 
The New Vernacular: Redefining Urbanity in Contemporary China
October 1, 2008 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Kongjian Yu, Peking University
 
Wild Urban Plants
March 30, 2009 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Peter del Tredici, Harvard University
 
Sound and Scent in the Garden
May 9–10, 2014 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium, D. Fairchild Ruggles, Symposiarch
 
Cultural Landscape Heritage in Sub-Saharan Africa
May 10–11, 2013 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium
 
Food and the City
May 4–5, 2012 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium, Dorothée Imbert, Symposiarch
 
Technology and the Garden
May 6–7, 2011 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium
 
Designing Wildlife Habitats
May 14–15, 2010 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium, John Beardsley and Alexander Felson, Symposiarchs
 
The Interlacing of Words and Things in Gardens and Landscapes: Beyond Nature and Culture
May 8–9, 2009 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium, Stephen Bann, Symposiarch
 
Recent Issues in Italian Garden Studies: Sources, Methods and Theoretical Perspectives
2007 Garden and Landscape Symposium
 
Middle East Garden Traditions: Unity and Diversity Questions, Methods and Resources in a Multicultural Perspective
2007 Garden and Landscape Symposium
 
Archaeology of Garden Imagination
2006 Garden and Landscape Symposium
 
Existence and Experience in Contemporary Garden Design
May 4–7, 2005 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium
 
Botanical Progress, Horticultural Innovations and Cultural Changes
2004 Garden and Landscape Symposium
 
Lay Ritual Practices in Gardens and Landscapes
2003 Garden and Landscape Symposium
 
Social Reception of Baroque Gardens
May 11–12, 2001 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium
 
Landscape Design and the Experience of Motion
2000 Garden and Landscape Symposium
 
Thomas Woltz: “Culture, History and Context: Inspiring Contemporary Landscapes”
April 30, 2015 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Thomas Woltz, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
 
River Cities: Historical and Contemporary
May 8–9, 2015 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium, Thaisa Way, Symposiarch
 
Film Screening: Containment
March 23, 2016 | Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies and Garden and Landscape Studies, in collaboration with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
 
Olympic Landscapes: Green and Greener
April 14, 2016 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Mary Margaret Jones
 
Landscape and the Academy
May 6–7, 2016 | Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium, Daniel Bluestone and John Beardsley, Symposiarchs
 
Garden and Landscape Studies Graduate Workshop
June 6–18, 2016