Garden and Landscape Studies Graduate Workshop

The Garden and Landscape Studies program at Dumbarton Oaks is pleased to announce two opportunities for students. Please share.

The Garden and Landscape Studies Graduate Workshop—for PhD candidates and MLA candidates. This program is intended to develop the field of garden and landscape studies across distinct and related disciplines and to promote the depth and breadth of future landscape and garden history scholarship. Dumbarton Oaks, with the support of the Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies and in collaboration with the Arnold Arboretum, will offer an intensive three-week Garden and Landscape Studies Graduate Workshop from May 17 to June 6, 2020. This year the focus will be on the urban public realm and the design and construction of public landscapes. We are seeking projects that address a wide spectrum of landscape and garden histories including but not limited to urban, suburban, and rural landscapes, designed, cultural, and vernacular sites, as well as those projects using landscapes or gardens to address questions of climate change, politics and policy making, as well as the social/ cultural entanglements of race, gender, and labor We will tackle questions within a historical framework including who the publics were, what did it mean to design for such publics, and how have public landscapes shaped contemporary cities. Dumbarton Oaks will provide accommodation in Washington, DC, reimbursement of round-trip economy-class travel expenses to Washington, DC (up to $1,600 for international travel, $1,000 for domestic travel), lunch offered on weekdays, and round-trip transportation to and lodging in Boston as scheduled. The application deadline is March 15, 2020.

The Bliss Symposium Award—for currently enrolled graduate students and undergraduate juniors and seniors wishing to attend the annual spring symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, « Spatial Inequalities and Segregation in the Urban American Landscape » scheduled for May 8–9, 2020. The award offers reimbursement up to $600 for students traveling domestically, and up to $1,200 for students traveling from abroad, and may be used for travel to Washington D.C., local accommodation, and/or other approved expenses related to symposium attendance. Symposium registration fees are waived for award recipients.  The application deadline is March 15, 2020.

Visit the links above and the Garden and Landscape Studies webpage for application requirements. Many thanks.