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Announcements from the Dumbarton Oaks Papers

Posted On May 11, 2023 | 16:19 pm | by briggsm01 | Permalink
A new website and open access


August 3, 2023 

Media Contact
Elizabeth Panox-Leach
Communications Manager
Tel: (202) 339-6400 x8978

WASHINGTON, DC – The editors of Dumbarton Oaks Papers are excited to make two very welcome announcements. 

First is that the journal has a new website: Readers and potential authors can find everything they need here, from past issues to author guidelines to the composition of our editorial board. This new home serves as a convenient place for all information related to the journal, and we encourage visitors to browse around.

Second is that the journal is now available completely open access, with no charge for interested readers or authors who wish to publish with us. All past volumes DOP as well as the current volume are now available, and future volumes will be placed online shortly after the publication of the print volume. The journal will be placed under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND license: articles may be copied and redistributed in any medium or format but require attribution. No commercial use or derivatives are permitted.

Production on DOP 77 (2023) is in full swing. Abstracts for this forthcoming volume can be found here:

Meanwhile, we are still eagerly soliciting submissions for consideration in DOP 78 (2024). While DOP has in the past been a home exclusively for longer articles, we now also welcome the submission of shorter articles. Please submit anything of interest concerning the broader Byzantine world!


With all best wishes,

Colin M. Whiting
Nikos D. Kontogiannis
Editors, Dumbarton Oaks Papers




About Dumbarton Oaks:

Dumbarton Oaks is a Harvard-affiliated research institute, library, museum, and historic garden in Washington, DC, born from the imagination and legacy of Robert and Mildred Woods Bliss, collectors of art and patrons of the humanities. The museum houses world-class collections of Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art, and a third collection exists in the garden, which Mildred Bliss created in partnership with renowned landscape designer Beatrix Farrand. The garden was voted one of the ten best gardens in the world by National Geographic and is perhaps the last remaining landscape in North America that hews closely to its original design. Buildings of architectural importance on campus include the 1963 Pre-Columbian Pavilion, designed by Philip Johnson and the 2005 research library designed by Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates.

Since 1940, when the Blisses gave the estate and collections to Harvard University, Dumbarton Oaks has supported the advance of knowledge in the three areas of Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies through a fellowship program and other awards; scholarly conferences; publications; and digital initiatives. In recent years, Dumbarton Oaks has extended its service to the community by developing collection-based educational programs for DC students and strengthened its profile in the arts. Learn more at