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Cultivating Perfume

Cultivating Perfume

Christine Griffiths tells a story about plants, artisanal knowledge, and experimentation in early modern England

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The Ancient World’s TV

The Ancient World’s TV

Reyhan Durmaz argues that storytelling facilitated Christian-Muslim dialogue in the Middle Ages

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2019 Byzantine Studies Symposium

2019 Byzantine Studies Symposium

Processions: Urban Ritual in Byzantium and Neighboring Lands

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Microbes Beget Elegance

Microbes Beget Elegance

Ellipse garden thriving after soil restoration, replanting, and renovation

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Written in the Stars

Written in the Stars

Alberto Bardi examines astronomical manuscripts and cross-cultural exchanges in Byzantium

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Angkor Reenvisioned

Angkor Reenvisioned

Sarah Klassen uses high-tech tools to analyze medieval Cambodian landscapes

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Romancing the Virgin

Romancing the Virgin

Annemarie Weyl Carr tracks Mary’s journey from Byzantine hymns to romantic knights

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Swamps, Skulls, and Aztec-Mexica Identity

Swamps, Skulls, and Aztec-Mexica Identity

Ángel González López reconstructs an empire from fragments of stone sculpture

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One Highway, Many Americas

One Highway, Many Americas

Rosa Ficek talks road trips, violence, and 20th-century modernization

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Horse on the Move

Horse on the Move

Dumbarton Oaks sculpture debuts this month at the Met

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Solving an 800-Year-Old Mystery

Solving an 800-Year-Old Mystery

Dumbarton Oaks curator cracks the case of broken Byzantine seal

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Revival and Restoration in Stained Glass

Revival and Restoration in Stained Glass

Artist Jeffrey Miller discusses the state of contemporary stained glass production in France

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Simple Pottery Reveals a Society

Simple Pottery Reveals a Society

James Zeidler illuminates 3,500 years of Ecuadorian history

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Loving Trees to Death

Loving Trees to Death

Terence Young unpacks the invention of modern camping

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Moody Ancients, Renaissance Heroes

Moody Ancients, Renaissance Heroes

Glenn Most discusses Greek philosophers, Dutch art, and ancient trash culture

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Reflecting on Botanical Gardens and the Urban Future

Reflecting on Botanical Gardens and the Urban Future

Bliss and Mellon conference award recipients discuss the 2018 Garden and Landscape Studies colloquium

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Life of an Urban River

Life of an Urban River

Sahar Hosseini reimagines river landscapes in the Safavid empire’s capital

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Hagia Sophia’s Hidden History

Hagia Sophia’s Hidden History

Dumbarton Oaks is digitizing original records of Hagia Sophia’s restoration

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Intimacy with Chairs

Intimacy with Chairs

Xi Li considers Tang dynasty literati’s changing relationship with things

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