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One-Month Research Stipends

Posted On December 13, 2013 | 10:56 am | by lainw | Permalink

The One-Month Research Stipend program supports advanced scholars who spend a month conducting research in the Dumbarton Oaks collections. The next application deadline is March 1, 2014.

A recent recipient, Rafah Jwejati (McGill University), worked on A Documentary Review of Early Christian Mosaics of Syria: Can Birds be Seen as Martyrs?

“I thoroughly enjoyed researching the hypothetical link between the cult of martyrs as it developed in Syria in the fifth century and the iconography of a mosaic floor which is yet unpublished. Toward the end of my stay, on Margaret Mullett’s advice, I attended the Byzantine Studies Conference at Yale University. Last but not least, I had the great honor and privilege of meeting Peter Brown on the very last day of my month at Dumbarton Oaks. What a month!”