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Friday, March 8, 2013

Cultural Landscape Heritage in Sub-Saharan Africa Symposium, May 10-11, 2013

Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium
Washington, DC

The "Cultural Landscape Heritage in Sub-Saharan Africa" symposium is
scheduled for May 10-11, 2013.

This symposium will be held at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and
Collection, Washington,DC.

To register please 1) complete the registration form, 2) mail the
registration form together with a check for $60 ($40 for students), and 3)
sign up online.

This symposium will focus particularly on cultural landscape heritage:
what we know - or think we know about pre-colonial landscapes; how they
were read and misread in the colonial era; and how they are being
interpreted in the present for various purposes, including conservation,
economic development, education, and the creation of national identity.
The subcontinent offers a rich array of places for study by landscape
scholars and designers: World Heritage sites such as Great Zimbabwe, or
Djenne and Timbuktu in Mali; massive earthworks and palace grounds in
Benin; anthropogenic forests and forest shrines; contested wildlife parks
and ecological reserves; village compounds and seemingly chaotic
contemporary urban settlements; and official and unofficial memorials to
the struggles against colonialism. The characteristics and complexities of
such sites are only now beginning to be understood in the context of
landscape studies.

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