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Plotting the Garden

Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, City University of New York

Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis is Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Acting Executive Officer of the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies at the Graduate Center, the City University of New York. She is interested in the gardens and architecture of the Middle East and North Africa in the Classical and Islamic periods, as well as in their reception. She has conducted fieldwork in Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Italy. She has published widely on the gardens of antiquity, and her books include Housing the New Romans: Architectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World (Oxford, 2017), Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic Palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the late 18th and 19th centuries (ASOR/Manar al-Athar, 2018), and Classical New York: Discovering Greece and Rome in Gotham (Fordham, 2018).  Abstract