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Dumbarton Oaks, which although I’ve never heard of it, supports research and learning in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies is hosting a two day conference on “Cultural Landscape Heritage in Sub-Saharan Africa.”

Befitting an institution run by the Trustees of Harvard University, the event, scheduled for May 10 -11 attracts an impressive mix of scholars from US, UK, and South African universities and comes with a $60 price tag.

Recently, much has been made of the Africa Rising narrative.  The promotional flier for the event even acknowledges that Dumbarton Oaks has paid scant attention to Africa over the past 40 years.

I’d chalk this up as a great example of the Africa Rising theme in DC.