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Apr 02, 2023 - Apr 03, 2023

Lavinia Meijer and Nadia Sirota

Spring Symposium

May 5-6, 2023 | Byzantine Studies symposium exploring issues of identity, community, and memory in the eastern Roman Empire by examining the ways medieval historians engaged with and used classical Roman and Greek traditions of historical writing.

Spring Symposium

May 12–13, 2023 | Garden and Landscape Studies symposium in partnership with the Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies, Washington, DC

Recorded Events

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Dec 01, 2022

Rulers from the West: Teotihuacan in Maya History and Politics

David Stuart discusses recent advances in understanding the complex relationship between the Classic period center of Teotihuacan in Central Mexico and the Maya region through image and text.
Sep 15, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022

2022 Plant Humanities Conference

This conference is a capstone event of the Plant Humanities Initiative at Dumbarton Oaks, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.



Music at Dumbarton Oaks

Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss designed Dumbarton Oaks to be beautiful without and within, filling the gardens with flowers, the library with rare volumes, and the house itself with fine art and music. Music at Dumbarton Oaks, founded in 1946 as the Friends of Music, continues this tradition with classical concerts from established and rising musicians.

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Professional Conduct Policy

Dumbarton Oaks is committed to protecting all members of the community and providing an inclusive and harassment-free environment. All attendees at Dumbarton Oaks activities and events are required to adhere to our Professional Conduct Policy. This policy applies to all interactive venues of Dumbarton Oaks programming: formal or informal, in person, through email and other electronic forms of gathering and communication. We have a shared responsibility to create a safe and inclusive environment for the benefit of all.

Compliance with this policy includes the following:

  • Abiding by the norms of ethics and professional conduct that are necessary for healthy academic exchange.
  • Contributing to an event in which diverse participants may learn, network and enjoy the company of colleagues in an environment of mutual respect.
  • Alerting relevant Dumbarton Oaks staff or security personnel if a situation arises where someone might be in imminent danger.

Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Harassment or intimidation related to gender, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, religion, or other group identity
  • Sexual harassment, including unwelcome sexual attention or unsolicited physical contact
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking (physical or virtual), or following 
  • Inappropriate physical contact or verbal abuse
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events, including shouting down or threatening speakers
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior
  • Retaliation against anyone reporting, or expressing an intent to report, what the person believes to be assault, harassment, or any prohibited conduct.

Participants at Dumbarton Oaks events or activities asked to stop engaging in hostile or harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Individuals violating this code may be sanctioned or expelled without a refund at the discretion of Dumbarton Oaks.