Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium

“Cultural Landscape Heritage in Sub-Saharan Africa”
May 10-11, 2013      9am to 5:30 pm
 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.
This event has been approved for 12 LA CES (continuing education credits with the American Society of Landscape Architects.)
To register, please visit our webpage for instructions.  http://www.doaks.org/research/garden-landscape
 The cost is $60 ($40 for students) and includes lunch both days, and a reception. Registration is first-come, first-served. The last day to register, if space is still available, will be May 3.  
Jane Padelford, RLA, LEED AP