Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium: "Military Landscapes," May 4–5, 2018

 

Summary


Among various human interventions in the landscape, war has left one of the most lasting and eloquent records, literally inscribed in the face of the earth. Military landscapes can assume different forms and functions: vertical, as the Great Wall of China, or horizontal, as the Federal Interstate Highway System; overground and geometrically controlled, as the earthworks of the Renaissance trace italienne, or sunken and disguised by local topography, as the trenches of the First World War. This symposium aims to reevaluate the role of war as a fundamental form of human interaction with the land and a decisive factor in the ongoing transformation of the natural environment.

Details

  • When

  • Friday, May 4, 2018 - Saturday, May 5, 2018
    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Dumbarton Oaks Music Room
    1703 32nd Street, NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20007
    USA

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