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2018–2019 Fellows and Project Grant Recipients

Posted On April 25, 2018 | 10:15 am | by Press | Permalink
Dumbarton Oaks announces support for 53 scholars in the upcoming academic year

Dumbarton Oaks is pleased to announce the cohort for the 2018–2019 academic year, which includes twelve fellows, ten junior fellows, three Tyler fellows, four Mellon fellows, eleven summer fellows, five humanities fellows, and our first Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH) fellow. Seven project grants have also been awarded—four in Byzantine Studies, two in Pre-Columbian Studies, and one in Garden and Landscape Studies.

Visiting Scholars

Annemarie Weyl Carr, Southern Methodist University
Byzantine (Spring)

Evangelos Chrysos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Byzantine (Spring)

Michael McCormick, Harvard University
Byzantine (Spring)

Toru Mitani, Chiba University
Garden and Landscape, Mellon Senior Practitioner (Fall)

Glenn Most, Scuola Normale Superiore
Director’s Office (Fall)

Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn, Leibniz Universität Hannover
Garden and Landscape (Spring)

Maria Teresa Uriarte, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Pre-Columbian (Spring)


Traci Ardren, University of Miami      
Pre-Columbian (Spring)
Go in Pairs, Intertwined: Soft Technologies and the Role of Plants in Classic Maya Identity

Thomas Arentzen, University of Oslo 
Byzantine Studies
Reading between the Limbs: Holy Week and Byzantine Bodies

Alberto Bardi, Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani
Byzantine Studies
Astronomy in Byzantium: Workshop of Entangled Cultures

Daniel Caner, Indiana University, Bloomington    
Byzantine Studies
The Early Evolution of Christian Philanthropy in Early Byzantium

Rosa Ficek, Universidad de Puerto Rico en Cayey
Garden and Landscape Studies
The Pan-American Highway: Mobility and Encounter in Landscapes of Difference

Heidi Hohmann, Iowa State University
Garden and Landscape Studies (Spring)
Civic Ecology: The Evolution of the Minneapolis Park System

Vera Klontza-Jaklova, Masaryk University
Byzantine Studies
Crete in the Period of Arab Expansion (7th–9th Century)

Katherine Rinne, California College of the Arts   
Garden and Landscape Studies (Fall)
Experiments with Beauty: Hydraulic Investigations in Rome and Lazio and the Genesis of Baroque Architecture (1550–1585)

Christos Simelidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Byzantine Studies
John Geometres’s The Life of the Virgin Mary: Edition and Translation

Alexandre Tokovinine, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Pre-Columbian Studies (Spring)
In the Shadow of Overlords: Minor Royal Dynasties of the Classic Maya

James Zeidler, Colorado State University
Pre-Columbian Studies
Contextual and Iconographic Analysis of Prehispanic Ceramic Artifacts from the Jama River Valley, Coastal Ecuador

Yingzhi Zhao, City University of Hong Kong
Garden and Landscape Studies
Fragments, Ruins, and Dreamscape: Spatial Discourse and Spatial Imagination in Early Qing Literature and Culture

Junior Fellows

Reyhan Durmaz, Brown University
Byzantine Studies
Saints, Stories, and Sanctity between Christianity and Islam

Angel Gonzalez, University of California, Riverside
Pre-Columbian Studies
The Production of New Political Speech: Unpacking the Stone Sculptures Archive from Tenochtitlan

Christine Griffiths, Bard Graduate Center and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Garden and Landscape Studies
From Garden to Toilette: Cultivating Perfume in Early Modern England

Carla Hernandez Garavito, Vanderbilt University
Pre-Columbian Studies
Cultural Legibility and the Provincial Inca Empire: Subjugation of the Inca in Local Memory and Ritual in Huarochirí

Anna Kelley, University of Birmingham
Byzantine Studies
The Fabric of Time: Cotton and the Transformation of the Late Antique Economy

Sarah Leonard, University of Delaware
Garden and Landscape Studies
“The beauty of the bough-hung banks”: William Morris in the Thames Landscape

Patrick Mullins, University of Pittsburgh
Pre-Columbian Studies
The Transformation of Political Frontier Landscapes in the Upper Moche Valley of Peru

Scotti Norman, Vanderbilt University
Pre-Columbian Studies
The Archaeology of Taki Onqoy: Revitalization and Religious Entanglement in Highland Peru

Mark Pawlowski, University of California, Los Angeles
Byzantine Studies
Housing and the Village Landscape in the Byzantine Mani

Erin Galgay Walsh, Duke University
Byzantine Studies
Sanctifying Boldness: New Testament Women in the Liturgical Poetry of Narsai, Jacob of Serugh, and Romanos Melodos

William R. Tyler Fellows

Walter Chahanovich
Islamic Mysticism and Apocalypticism in the Eastern Mediterranean

Trenton Barnes
Pre-Columbian Studies
Walking the Space of Time: Void and Body in the Architecture of Teotihuacan, Mexico

John Mulhall
Byzantine Studies
Eastern Knowledge, Latin Letters: A Cultural History of the Medieval Translation Movement, ca. 1050–1350

Mellon Fellows in Urban Landscape Studies

Sheila Crane, University of Virginia
Garden and Landscape Studies (Spring)
Inventing Informality

Sahar Hosseini, Rutgers University–Newark
Garden and Landscape Studies (Fall)
The Zayandehrud River Speaks: Reading the Riverine Landscapes of Seventeenth-Century Isfahan

Sarah Klassen, Arizona State University
Garden and Landscape Studies (Fall)
Agro-Urban Environments and Implications for Resilience in Medieval Cambodia

Sara Zewde, Independent Scholar
Garden and Landscape Studies (Spring)
Cotton Kingdom, Now

Summer Fellows

Theodora Antonopoulou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Byzantine Studies
The Homiletic and Hagiographical Sources for St. Christodoulos, Founder of the Monastery of Patmos: Critical Edition with Introduction and Indices

Reinhart Ceulemans, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Byzantine Studies
Ideology in the Exegesis of the Paris Psalter

Marina Detoraki, University of Crete
Byzantine Studies
Recension Φ of John Moschos’s Pratum Spirituale: Critical Edition and Commentary

Ciro Giacomelli, Università degli Studi di Padova
Byzantine Studies
Mirabilia between Late Antiquity and Byzantium

Eugenia Ibarra, Universidad de Costa Rica
Pre-Columbian Studies
Exploring the Ethnohistory of Pre-Columbian Late Migrants in Lower Central America: Maribios, Mexicanos, and Cicuas in Focus in the Sixteenth Century

Francesco Lovino, Center for Early Medieval Studies
Byzantine Studies
Byzantine Imagery and the French Modern Beholder: The 1931 Exposition internationale d’art byzantin in Paris

Ekaterini Mitsiou, Universität Wien
Byzantine Studies
After Collapse: Aristocratic Networks and Imperial Power in the Empire of Nicaea

Alex Rodriguez Suarez, Independent Scholar
Byzantine Studies
The Latinophilia of Manuel I Komnenos: Cultural Exchange at the Byzantine Court

Felix Szabo, University of Chicago
Byzantine Studies
Lead Seals of Middle Byzantine Eunuchs: A Reassessment of the Evidence in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection

Gary Urton, Harvard University
Pre-Columbian Studies
Inca Khipu

Isabel Yaya McKenzie, Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale, Paris
Pre-Columbian Studies
Beyond Descent and Affinity: Rethinking the Inca Royal Ayllus as a “House Society”

Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH) Fellow

Xi Li, School of Architecture and Landscape, Peking University
Ruins in the Eighteenth-Century English Landscape Garden with the Response from the Ideas of Chinese Gardens

Humanities Fellows

Ariana Chaivaranon, National Gallery of Art

Julie Estrada, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Lindiwe Makgalemele, National Museum of Natural History

Catherine Polik, George Washington Museum and Textile Museum

Charles Webb, Folger Shakespeare Library

Project Grants

Sarah Baitzel, Washington University in St. Louis
Pre-Columbian Studies
Battle at Los Batanes? Rescue Excavations at a Fortified Tiwanaku Colony in Sama, Peru

Ivan Drpić, University of Pennsylvania
Byzantine Studies
Gold in Medieval Serbian Painting

Eric Dyrdahl, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Pre-Columbian Studies
Shifting to Sedentism: Salvaging Evidence of the Earliest Inhabitants of Quito

Andrew Mathews, University of California, Santa Cruz
Garden and Landscape Studies
Italian Landscapes in the Anthropocene: Oral Histories of Leaf-Litter Raking, Fire, and Pastoralism

Efthymios Rizos, University of Oxford
Byzantine Studies
Survey of a Late Roman and Early Byzantine Residence in Corinth

Anna Sitz, University of Pennsylvania
Byzantine Studies
Labraunda, Turkey: Transforming a Pagan Sanctuary to an Agricultural Center

Paraskevi Tritsaroli, Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science, American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Byzantine Studies
The Middle Byzantine Cemetery of Hagios Sozontas (Boeotia, Greece)