ICFA conducts outreach to expand access to our holdings and build a larger audience for ICFA’s collections, particularly among scholars in Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies, as well as colleagues within the library, archives, and information communities. To this end, ICFA staff have presented papers and organized panels and workshops for the Dumbarton Oaks community, as well as at the following scholarly and professional conferences:



  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Baltimore, MD (October 2014)
    • Session: Finding Aid Award Winners
      • Speaker: Rona Razon, “The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers Finding Aid”


  • Screening of the Byzantine Institute Films at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC (December 2013)
    • Commentators: Fani Gargova and Rona Razon
  • Dumbarton Oaks Conversations Series, “ & Data Sharing as Publication,” Washington, DC (November 2013)
    • Speakers: Sarah Whitcher Kansa and Eric Kansa
    • Commentator: Anne-Marie Viola
  • 39th Byzantine Studies Conference, New Haven, CT (November 2013)
    • Session: Appropriating Image and Identity Through Time
      • Speaker: Anne-Marie Viola, “Assembling a Corpus of Armenian Illuminated Manuscripts: Sirarpie Der Nersessian’s Travels to Jerusalem and Erevan”
  • Linked Open Data and Digital Humanities Workshop at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC (October 2013)
    • Organizers: Anne-Marie Viola and Scott F. Johnson
    • Speakers: Tom Elliott and Sebastian Heath
  • Dumbarton Oaks Conversations Series, “Linked Open Data 101,” Washington, DC (October 2013)
    • Speakers: Anne-Marie Viola and Scott F. Johnson
  • WebWise Reprise 2013Institute of Museum and Library Services, Putting the Learner at the Center (June 2013)
    • Webinar: Using Collections Images in Online Exhibits
      • Speaker: Shalimar Fojas White, project demonstration of The Nicholas V. Artamonoff Collection


  • Dumbarton Oaks Conversations Series, “Metadata 101,” Washington, DC (November 2012)
    • Speakers: Anne-Marie Viola, Wendy Johnson, and Jessica Hollingshead
  • Dumbarton Oaks Conversations Series, “Archival Practices for the Rest of Us,” Washington, DC (April 2012)
    • Speakers: Rona Razon, Clare Moran, Günder Varinlioğlu, Laurian Douthett, Shalimar Fojas White, and Anne-Marie Viola
  • Turkish Embassy Lecture Series, American Friends of Turkey, Washington, DC  (January 2012)
    • Speaker: Günder Varinlioğlu, “Monuments, Cityscapes, and People: Turkey in 1930-1945 through the Lens of Nicholas V. Artamonoff”


  • 37th Byzantine Studies Conference, Chicago, IL (October 2011)
    • Session: Capturing Byzantium through the Lens: Photography and Byzantine Studies, Past and Present
      • Speaker: Günder Varinlioğlu, “Photographers, Archaeologists, and Tourists: The Photography of Nicholas V. Artamonoff, 1935-1945”


  • Digital Humanities Workshop at Dumbarton Oaks, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives in a Digital Age, Washington, DC (December 2010)
    • Organizers: Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives and Byzantine Studies
    • Speakers: Susan Noakes (University of Minnesota); Doug Reside (Institute for Technology in the Humanities, University of Maryland); Lioba Theis (Digitales Forschungsarchiv Byzanz (DiFaB), Universität Wien); Gareth Darbyshire, Alessandro Pezzati, and Gabriel Pizzorno (Gordion Project, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology); Jeremy Boggs (Center for History and New Media, George Mason University); Joseph Gilbert (Scholars’ Lab, University of Virginia Library); and Günder Varinlioğlu and Deborah Maron (Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks)
  • 36th Byzantine Studies Conference, Philadelphia, PA (October 2010)
    • Session: History of Archaeology
      • Speaker: Günder Varinlioğlu, “The Contribution of Robert W. and Mildred B. Bliss to Kirsopp and Silva Lake’s Expedition to Van in Eastern Turkey”


  • 35th Byzantine Studies Conference, Sarasota, FL (November 2009)
    • Session: Digitizing Byzantium
      • Organizers: Günder Varinlioğlu and Lioba Theis
      • Speakers: Gerrianne Schaad and Günder Varinlioğlu

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