Dumbarton Oaks Symposia and Colloquia

Below is a list of in-print works in this collection, presented in series order or publication order as applicable.

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Cover: The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century

The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century

Batsaki, Yota
Cahalan, Sarah Burke
Tchikine, Anatole

The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century brings together international scholars to examine: the figure of the botanical explorer; links between imperial ambition and the impulse to survey, map, and collect specimens in “new” territories; and relationships among botanical knowledge, self-representation, and material culture.

Cover: Sign and Design: Script as Image in Cross-Cultural Perspective (300–1600 CE)

Sign and Design: Script as Image in Cross-Cultural Perspective (300–1600 CE)

Bedos-Rezak, Brigitte Miriam
Hamburger, Jeffrey F.

Sign and Design addresses the pictorial dimension of writing systems from cross-cultural and multidisciplinary perspectives. Historians, paleographers, and anthropologists engage with pictographic, ideographic, and logographic writing systems and alphabetic scripts, examining diverse examples of cross-pollination between language and art.

Maladies of Empire: How Colonialism, Slavery, and War Transformed Medicine, by Jim Downs, from Harvard University Press

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Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

Honoring Latour

In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene