May 23, 2023
Dell Upton and Anthony Meyer Selected as Dumbarton Oaks Academic Year Fellows

Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Gallery VI, Andean North Coast

Professor emeritus Dell Upton and graduate student Anthony Meyer have been selected to join the scholarly programs at Dumbarton Oaks, a Harvard-affiliated research institute, library, museum, and historic garden in Washington, DC.

Dell Upton, who served as UCLA Distinguished Professor of Architectural History from 2008 to 2020, will be acting as Visiting Scholar in Garden and Landscape Studies.

Anthony Meyer, currently working on their dissertation “The Givers of Things: Nahua Religious Leaders and the Art of Making Gifts in the Mexica and Early Modern Worlds”, will be a Junior Fellow in Pre-Columbian Studies.

The Dumbarton Oaks fellowship program began in 1940 and awards over 150 appointments annually in the expanded fields of Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian Studies. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of demonstrated scholarly ability and preparation of the candidate, including knowledge of requisite languages, interest and value of the study or project, and the project’s relevance to the resources of Dumbarton Oaks.

This is a huge honor and we could not be prouder to have UCLA representation at such a prestigious institution. Congratulations Dell and Anthony!

To read more about the Fellows Cohort at Dumbarton Oaks, click here.