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Study Days

Study Days provide an opportunity for fellows and researchers to engage with the Rare Book Collection in meaningful ways and initiate dialogue with senior scholars and librarians. These events also help identify further research and digitization priorities in the collection.

Upcoming Study Days

Tea Study Day

October 23, 2020 |  Organized by Yota Batsaki and Anatole Tchikine

Romita Ray will give a seminar on her research on tea in the context of a study day in the Dumbarton Oaks rare book collection. More information is forthcoming.


Past Study Days

Margaret Mee: Portraits of Plants

January 10, 2020 | Organized by Yota Batsaki and Anatole Tchikine

The study day, designed to inform the upcoming exhibition Margaret  Mee: Portraits of Plants, brought together experts and practitioners of botany, botanical art and illustration, early modern print culture, and conservation. Sessions covered a range of topics related to the exhibition, which included “The Art and Science of Botanical Painting,” “The Reproduction and Dissemination of Botanical Knowledge,” and “Plants in Context: Ecosystems of the Amazon.”