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2019 Summer Scholars

Posted On May 20, 2019 | 10:35 am | by lainw | Permalink
Dumbarton Oaks welcomes an international cohort of summer fellows, interns, and summer school participants across a variety of fields and disciplines in the humanities

Summer Fellows

David Colmenares Gonzalez, Columbia University
Pre-Columbian Studies
How the Aztecs Got a Pantheon: The Creation of an Ancient Religion in New Spain

Mirjana Danilovic, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Pre-Columbian Studies
Addressing Alterity: The Case of Mexica Dance

Jan Willem Drijvers, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Byzantine Studies
The Forgotten Reign of the Emperor Jovian (363–364): History and Myth

Martina Filosa, Universität zu Köln
Byzantine Studies
The Economic Administration of Ecclesiastical and Monastic Institutions during the Middle Byzantine Period as Reflected by Lead Seals

Vladimir Ivanovici, Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio
Byzantine Studies
Material Culture and “Lived” Christianity in Late Antiquity: Personal Appearance

Krystina Kubina, Institut für Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik, Universität Wien
Byzantine Studies
Late Byzantine Poetry: Mapping a Literary Landscape

Rachele Ricceri, Universiteit Gent
Byzantine Studies
A Reevaluation of Michael Psellos’s Writings on the Psalms and Their Transmission

Panagiotis Theodoropoulos, King’s College, London
Byzantine Studies
Governing Byzantine Italy: The Eparchs of Italy in the Seventh and Eighth Centuries

Christopher Valesey, Pennsylvania State University
Pre-Columbian Studies
“With Eagle-ness, With Jaguar-ness”: Predators and Military Tropes in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica

Julie Van Pelt, Universiteit Gent
Byzantine Studies
The Premetaphrastic Life and Martyrdom of Eugenia: A Translation and Short Commentary of an Unstudied Text

Jessica Varsallona, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham
Byzantine Studies
Palaiologan Architecture in Constantinople

Summer Interns

Lydia Cawley, Syrian Documentation Project

Kaitlyn Degroot, Sustainable Practices in a Historic Garden

Ava Hampton, Public Programming and Public Outreach

Miriam Huettner, Garden Archives

Cassandra Luca, Labor History of the Dumbarton Oaks Estate

Justin Tseng, Byzantine Seals and Coins

Ariana Tyler, Syrian Documentation Project

Louis Zweig, Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library

Coins and Seals Summer School

Aurora Camaño, Simon Fraser University

Antonio Di Cosmo, Pontificio Istituto Orientale, Rome

Nastasya Kosygina, University of California, Irvine

Aristotelis Nayfa, University of Edinburgh

Aikaterini Peppa, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and University of Athens

Mustafa Yildiz, University of California, Berkeley

Daniel Zimmerman, University of California, Santa Barbara

Plant Humanities Summer Program

José Chavez-Verduzco, Yale University

Jessie Wei-Hsuan Chen, Utrecht University

Maia Dixon, University of Bristol

Héctor Hernandez, Yale University

Melissa Hodde, Houghton College

Tyler Lutz, Yale University

Dominique Madill, University of Guelph

Nirupa Rao, University of Warwick

Brandon Scott, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Kristin Zodrow, University of California, Berkeley

Dumbarton Oaks/Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Syriac Summer School

Mahmut Agbaht, Uppsala University

Augustine Dickinson, University of Toronto

Valentina Grasso, University of Cambridge

Johnathan Hardy, University of Minnesota

Abby Kulisz, Indiana University

Antonio Musto, New York University

Stanislau Paulau, Leibniz Institute of European History

Dingjian Xie, University of Edinburgh

Mostafa Younsesie, Tarbiat Modares University

Marianna Zarantonello, Università degli Studi di Padova

Dumbarton Oaks/Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Coptic Summer School

Nikita Andrejevs, University of Latvia

Bogdan Draghici, University of Oxford

Rosamund Drew, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Matteo Milesi, University of Michigan

Angel Narro, Universitat de València

Amal Shehata, Zagazig University

Medhat Tadros, Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo

Joanna Wegner, University of Warsaw

Douglas Whalin, George Mason University

Daniel Zelenin, Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg