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2014–2015 Fellows

Fellowship Awards for the Academic Year 2014 to 2015

Summer Fellows

Janet Atwill, University of Tennessee
Byzantine Studies 
“Rhetoric and the Display of Art: Dio Chrysostom, Aelius Aristides, and Libanius”

Ilaria Andreoli, CNRS/Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
Garden and Landscape Studies
"Pietro Andrea Mattoli’s Discorsi on Dioscorides: The Publishing Strategies behind a Renaissance Best Seller"

Martin Berger, National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, NL
Pre-Columbian Studies
"Mosaic Skulls: Ancestors, Human Remains, and the Forgery of Mesoamerican Material Culture"

Sophie Desrosiers, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Pre-Columbian Studies
"Highland Complementary Warp-Weaving: Solving the Puzzle of Pre-Columbian Andean Textile History"

Christos Malatras, Koç University
Byzantine Studies
"The Evolution of Offices and Titles in the Twelfth Century"

Stavros Mamaloukos, University of Patras
Byzantine Studies
"Middle and Late Byzantine Monastic Architecture"

Antonio Jose Mezcua López, Universidad de Granada
Garden and Landscape Studies
"The Feilaifeng Research Project"

Daria Resh, Brown University
Byzantine Studies
"Metaphrasis in Byzantine Hagiography before Symeon Metaphrastes"

Benjamin Rosales, Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Pre-Columbian Studies
"Huancavilca Balsa Rafts: from a Pre-Columbian means of communication to a tool for colonial development"

Margaret Samu, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University
Garden and Landscape Studies
"Baroque Sculpture Display in Peter the Great’s Summer Garden"

Peter Sarris, University of Cambridge
Byzantine Studies
"The Novels of the Emperor Justinian"

Christos Stavrakos, University of Ioannina
Byzantine Studies
"The Byzantine Lead Seals of the Zafeiris Syrras Collection"


Felix ArnoldGerman Archaeological Institute²
Garden and Landscape Studies
"Islamic Gardens and Palaces in the West: Archaeological Evidence and Architectural Interpretation”

Christophe Erismann, University of Lausanne²
Byzantine Studies
"Studying Aristotelian Logic in Ninth-century Byzantium"

Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto
, University of Pennsylvania
Garden and Landscape Studies
"From Palladian Villa to American Plantation: Gardens and the Ideology of Country Living"

Niels Gaul, Central European University²
Byzantine Studies
"Toward a Sociology of Paideia, ca. 800–1350: Manuscripts, Mimêsis, Êthos"

Nina Glibetic, Yale University
Byzantine Studies
"Byzantine Liturgy Among the Slavs: Deciphering the Late Chapter of Byzantine Liturgical History"

Danielle Joyner, University of Notre Dame¹
Garden and Landscape Studies
"Landscapes and Medieval Arts"

Paul Kelsch, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
arden and Landscape Studies
"Natural Histories of the Theodore Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Memorials"

Timothy Knowlton, Berry College
Pre-Columbian Studies
"The Semiotics of Body and Cosmos in Maya Healing Incantations"

Nikos Kontogiannis, Greek Ministry of Culture
Byzantine Studies
"New Approaches to Late Byzantine Jewelry and Dress Accessories: Reevaluating the Chalcis Treasure"

Michael Maas, Rice University
Byzantine Studies
"'Include Me Out': Imperial Rome and the Peoples of the World at the End of Antiquity" 

Paul Magdalino
, Koç University²
Byzantine Studies
"A Literary History of Constantinople"

Vasileios Marinis, Yale University¹
Byzantine Studies
"Death and the Fate of the Soul in Byzantium: Narratives, Liturgies, Materialities"

Philipp Niewöhner, University of Oxford
Byzantine Studies
Zwei Seelen wohnen, ach, in meiner Brust. Reconciling Pagan Identity with Christian Forms”

Micheline Nilsen, Indiana University South Bend¹
Garden and Landscape Studies
"From Turnips to Lawn Chairs: Allotment Gardens in Europe, 1920 to 1975"

Gabriel Radle, Yale Institute of Sacred Music
Byzantine Studies
"The History of the Byzantine Rite of Marriage”

Jorge Ramos, Instituto Hondureño de Antropología
Pre-Columbian Studies
"A Sacred and Defensive Hill and the Memory of the 12 Ruler in Late Classic Copan" 

Junior Fellows

Sarah Baitzel, University of California, San Diego
Pre-Columbian Studies
"Giving Life, Taking Life: Mortuary Rituals and Social Identities at the Tiwanaku Colony Omo M10, Moquegua, Peru"

Alicia Boswell, University of California, San Diego
Pre-Columbian Studies
"Cocales, The Chimu, and the Inca: Prestige Resources in Late Andean Empires"

Caitlin Earley, University of Texas at Austin
Pre-Columbian Studies
"At the Edge of the Maya World: Power, Politics, and Identity in Monuments of the Comitán Valley"

Jessica Herlich, College of William and Mary
Garden and Landscape Studies
"Algonquian Gardens in Tidewater Virginia"

Byron MacDougall, Brown University
Byzantine Studies
"Gregory of Nazianzus and Christian Festival Rhetoric"

Georgios Makris, University of Birmingham
Byzantine Studies
"Monks and Monasteries of Byzantine Thrace (10th to 14th Centuries)”

Giuseppe Ricci, Princeton University
Byzantine Studies
"Nomads in Late Antiquity: Gazing on Rome from the Steppe, Attila to Asparuch"

Kaye Wierzbicki, Harvard University
Garden and Landscape Studies
“Garden Work: The Horticultural Formation of American Literature 1850–1930”

William R. Tyler Fellows

Coleman Connelly
, Byzantine Studies 
"Appropriating the Greek Past in the Graeco-Arabic Translation Movement" 

Merih Danali, Byzantine Studies³
“Negotiating Self-Representation and Cultural Identity: Artistic and Cultural Responses to the Byzantine-Ottoman Encounter (1300–1453)”

Deniz Turker Cerda, Garden and Landscape Studies
"Ottoman Victoriana: Istanbul's Last Ottoman Palace-Complex of Yildiz, 1876–1909"

Julian Yolles, Byzantine Studies
"Latin Culture in the Crusader States (1099–1187)"       

Post-Graduate Research Fellows

Anne Marie Creighton, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library  

Joseph Glynias, Byzantine Studies

Jessica Salley, Communications and Public Outreach

Lain Wilson, Digital Humanities 

Residency for Early-Career Musician 

Caroline Shaw


¹Fall term

²Spring term

³In residence at Dumbarton Oaks in 2014–2015

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February 1: Mellon Fellowship applications due

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October 1: One-Month Research Stipend applications due (for visits commencing January 1 or later)

November 1: Fellowship applications due