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CULTURAL LANDSCAPE HERITAGE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Friday, May 10, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 5:30 PM (EDT)
The cost is $60 ($40 for students). Please mail a check to Dumbarton Oaks at 1703 32nd Street, NW Washington, DC 20007 and complete the registration form found on our webpage http://www.doaks.org/research/garden-landscape
In 40 years of symposia, the Garden and Landscape Studies program at Dumbarton Oaks has addressed a nearly global range of cultures, epochs, and subjects. But one region is conspicuously absent: sub-Saharan Africa. This omission is particularly glaring, given that the subcontinent is one of the oldest inhabited landscapes on earth, with a staggering range of geographies, cultures, histories, and patterns of settlement.
Confirmed speakers include: Suzanne Blier, Harvard University; Lazare Eloundou, UNESCO World Heritage Center; Joost Fontein, University of Edinburgh; Jeremy Foster, Cornell University; Grey Gundaker, William and Mary; Charlotte Joy, University of London; Paul Lane, University of York; Neil Norman, William and Mary; Akin Ogundiran, UNC Charlotte; Ikem Okoye, University of Delaware; Innocent Pikirayi, University of Pretoria; Maano Ramutsindela, University of Cape Town; Gemma Rodrigues, UCLA; and Michael Sheridan, Middlebury College.
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