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2013–2014 Dumbarton Oaks Fellows

Posted On April 04, 2013 | 15:57 pm | by noahm | Permalink

After having received a record numbers of applicants, Dumbarton Oaks is proud to announce the 2013-2014 Fellows!

Fellows in the coming year will arrive from as far away as Brazil, Hungary and Greece, and from as close-by as College Park, MD. Their topics are diverse, and their qualifications exceptional. We anticipate that our new cohort will contribute significantly to our three areas of studies. We look forward to a productive year ahead!

Summer Fellows

Cristiana Barreto, MAE, Universidade de Sao Paulo
Pre-Columbian Studies
“Figuring the Body in Ancient Amazonia”

Maria Doerfler, Duke University
Byzantine Studies
“The Death of Strangers and the Life of the Community in Eastern Christian Thought”

Abigail Dowling, University of California, Santa Barbara
Garden and Landscape Studies
“Land and Natural Resource Management in Northern France, 1302-1329: The County of Artois Under Countess Mahaut”

Mircea Dulus, Central European University
Byzantine Studies
“The Homilies of Philagathos of Cerami: Byzantine Culture at the Court of King Roger II and William I”

Bérénice Gaillemin, Université Paris—Nanterre
Pre-Columbian Studies
“A Critical Perspective on Central Mexican Writing and the Phonetic Principle”

Sandro Jung, Ghent University
Garden and Landscape Studies
“Topographical Designs for British Illustrated Pocket Diaries, Changing Landscape, and the Nation”

Meaghan McEvoy, University of Oxford
Byzantine Studies
“The Politics of Incompetence? The “Feeble” Theodosian Emperors and Why They Matter”

Fei Mo, The University of Sheffield
Garden and Landscape Studies
“Going Native - American Gardens and the Modernization of Residential Landscapes in Shanghai(1843-1949)”

Inmaculada Pérez Martín, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Madrid
Byzantine Studies
“Byzantium's Reception of Michael Psellos’ De Omnifaria Doctrina, As Shown By Its Manuscripts”

Marka Tomic Djuric, Institute for Balkan Studies, SASA
Byzantine Studies
“Displaying Liturgical Poetry: The Church of Marko's Monastery Near Skopje”

Warren Woodfin, Queens College, City University of New York
Byzantine Studies
“Byzantium and the Kipchaks: Material and Military Contacts”

Nektarios Zarras, University of the Aegean
Byzantine Studies
“Image and Narration in Byzantium: New Testament Cycles in Palaiologan Monumental Painting”


Stephen Bending, University of Southampton2

Garden and Landscape Studies

"Pleasure Gardens and the Use of Pleasure in Eighteenth-Century England, France and America"

Daniel Bluestone, University of Virginia
Garden and Landscape Studies
“Dwelling in Landscape”

Ivan Drpić, University of Washington
Byzantine Studies
“Art and Epigram in Byzantium, 1100–1450”

Élodie Dupey García, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Pre-Columbian Studies
“Color and Culture Among the Pre-Hispanic Nahuas”

Kristof Fatsar, Corvinus University of Budapest
Garden and Landscape Studies
“Professional Networking and Knowledge Transfer of Gardeners in Europe Using an Early 19th-Century Example”

Kathleen John-Alder, Rutgers University1
Garden and Landscape Studies
“Purposeful Study, Meaningful Order and the Aesthetics of the Total Environment”

Dimitris Kastritsis, University of St Andrews
Byzantine Studies
“Byzantines, Ottomans, and Others in the Last Century of Byzantium (1354-1453)”

Ekaterina Nechaeva, American Academy in Rome
Byzantine Studies
“Defection and Freedom: Long-term Cross-border Movements of Individuals in the Late Antique World.”

Foteini Spingou, University of Oxford
Byzantine Studies
“Anonymous Poems and Epigrams From ms. Marcianus gr. 524. Edition and Translation.”

Tolga Uyar, Orient & Méditerranée, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Byzantine Studies
“Art and Society in the Land of Rum: Thirteenth-century 'Byzantine' Paintings in Cappadocia”

Elena Velkova Velkovska, University of Siena
Byzantine Studies
“The Byzantine Liturgical Gospel between Constantinople and Jerusalem”

Junior Fellows

Sarah Cantor, University of Maryland
Garden and Landscape Studies
“The World of the Senses: Gaspard Dughet and Seventeenth-Century Landscape Painting in Rome”

Nicholas Carter, Brown University
Pre-Columbian Studies
“That Strength Which in Old Days Moved Earth and Heaven: Kingship in the Maya Terminal Classic Period”

Zachary Chase, University of Chicago
Pre-Columbian Studies
“Performing the Past in the Ritual, Mythological, and Historical Landscapes of Huarochirí, Peru (ca. 1400-1700)”

Jamie Forde, University of Colorado at Boulder
Pre-Columbian Studies
“The Conquest of the Hill of the Sun: Indigenous Domestic Life at Prehispanic and Colonial Achiutla, Oaxaca, MX”

Rachel Koroloff, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Garden and Landscape Studies
“Seeds of Exchange: Russia's Apothecary and Botanical Gardens in the First Half of the Eighteenth Century”

Nathan Leidholm, University of Chicago
Byzantine Studies
“Political Families in Byzantium: The Social and Cultural Significance of the Genos as Kin Group, c.900-1150”

Jordan Pickett, University of Pennsylvania
Byzantine Studies
“Water After Antiquity: the Transformation of Roman Water Management in the Late Antique Eastern Mediterranean”

Alejandra Rojas, Harvard University
Pre-Columbian Studies
“Flora Incognita: Picturing Nature in the New World”

Franco Rossi, Boston University
Pre-Columbian Studies
“The Brothers Taaj: Orders and The Politics of Expertise in the late Maya court”

Aline de Figueirôa Silva, University of Sao Paulo1
Garden and Landscape Studies
“Public Gardens in the History of Landscape Design of Northeastern Brazil in the 19th and Early 20th centuries”

AnnaLinden Weller, Rutgers University

Byzantine Studies
“Imagining Pre-Modern Imperialism: The Letters of Byzantine Imperial Agents Outside the Metropole”

William R. Tyler Fellows

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

Saskia Dirkse, Byzantine Studies
“Asceticism, Orality, and Textual Transmission in the Spiritual Meadow of John Moschus”

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

Aleksandar Sopov, Garden and Landscape Studies
“Ottoman Horticultural Science and Practice, 1453­–1669”

Nawa Sugiyama, Pre-Columbian Studies
“Ritualized Animals: Understanding Human-Animal Interactions at Teotihuacan”

Julian Yolles, Byzantine Studies
“Latin Culture in the Crusader States (1099-1187)”


¹Fall term

²Spring term

³In residence at Dumbarton Oaks in 2014–2015