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Call for Papers for the 2022 Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium—Landscapes in the Making

Date: 5/21/2021 - 7/15/2021

Type: Call for Papers / Submissions

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): US


Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium, in partnership with the Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies
Where: Dumbarton Oaks
When: May 6–7, 2022

Symposiarchs: Stephen Daniels (University of Nottingham), Dell Upton (University of California, Los Angeles), and Thaïsa Way (Dumbarton Oaks)

How might historians narrate design within broader human stories of making place in the land? How might alternative histories of landscape creation be read for the manifold makings and meanings of diverse periods and places focused on the people who imagine and form land? This call for papers seeks to identify research that looks beyond canonical histories of design and architecture to include the people, particularly those how have been marginalized and yet are the makers and shapers. This call seeks to engage projects that generate counternarratives that expand our reading of landscape history.

We welcome interest from a broad array of scholars, including historical geographers, economic historians, anthropologists, and social and political scientists as well as urban, landscape, and garden historians. We will consider papers about landscapes from across the globe and time periods.

Submissions are due by July 15, 2021.

For the complete symposium abstract, and submission requirements, please visit the symposium webpage.

Please kindly share this Call for Papers amongst your networks. Thank you in advance for your interest and help in getting the word out.





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