Author: Susan E Rice

Sarah Parrish named 2017 Emerging Voices Scholar

Sarah Parrish, PhD Candidate in Contemporary Art, has been named the American Craft Council’s 2017 Emerging Voices Scholar. The Emerging Voices Awards recognize and support the next generation of makers and thinkers in the field of contemporary craft, decorative arts, and design. The biennial awards recognize one winner among five shortlisted emerging artists and one […]

BU PhD candidate awarded Max-Planck Institute post-doctoral fellowship

Erin Hyde Nolan, a PhD candidate who will defend her dissertation in February 2017, has received a post-doctoral fellowship from the Max-Planck Institute’s Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, Italy. Her project examines photographic archives of the Middle East and their codification in European and American museum systems. It will map the trajectory of these collections over space […]

Greek Sculpture Seminar Takes Field Trip to the Met

History of Art & Architecture and Classics students in Prof. Martin’s seminar on Greek Sculpture (AH533) took a field trip this November to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The class is mostly “hands on” with over half of its meetings at the MFA and Harvard Art Museums. We made this special trip […]

HAA PhD student curated show, now on view at BUAG

Curated by Jordan Karney Chaim (GRS’19), a PhD candidate in the Arts & Sciences history of art and architecture department and BU’s Raymond and Margaret Horowitz Foundation Fellow in American Art, Martine Gutierrez: True Story consists of six videos, two large-scale projections, and four photographic series. Now on view at the BU Stone Gallery, through December 11th. […]

Guest Lecture- November 30th

GSHAAA will be hosting Dr. Margaret Carroll, Professor of Art at Wellesley College, who will be giving a talk entitled “Rembrandt’s Uncanny Ox.” Please see the attached flyer for more information. The talk will take place on Wednesday, November 30th at 5:30 PM in CAS 303A with a reception to follow. Light refreshments will be served.

Book Release Edited by Professor Melanie Hall- now in paperback!

Towards World Heritage International Origins of the Preservation Movement 1870–1930 Edited by Melanie Hall, Boston University (recently released in paperback form) Historic preservation of landscapes and buildings was an important development of the 19th century in many countries. There is, however, surprisingly little understanding about how it took place, and research into it is narrowly […]


The Tale of Genji may be the world’s first novel. It is most definitely the first written by a woman. In the thousand years since it was written, it has transcended the narrow world of the Japanese court to become the core text of the entire Japanese literary tradition. Over the past century, Lady Murasaki’s […]

Prof. William Moore joins the editorial board of Winterthur Portfolio

  Prof. William Moore has been invited to serve on the editorial board of Winterthur Portfolio, the leading academic journal devoted to American material culture. Founded in 1964, Winterthur Portfolio was one of the first journals committed to publishing interdisciplinary material culture and decorative arts studies. It is known for high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship that critically engages […]

Call for Papers- December 2nd- Deadline extended

The 33rd Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of Art and Architecture  Trashed: Rejection and Recovery in the History of Art and Architecture Submissions Due: December 2nd, 2016 (extended from Nov 21) Symposium Dates: March 24 – 25, 2017 What happens to the ideas and materials that end up in the scrap bin […]

New faculty book release on cultural icon, Simón Bolívar

Simón Bolívar: Travels and Transformations of a Cultural Icon Edited by Maureen G. Shanahan and Ana María Reyes One of Latin America’s most famous historical figures, Simón Bolívar has become a mythic symbol for many nations, empires, and revolutions used to support wildly diverse–sometimes opposite–ideas. From colonial Cuba to Nazi-occupied France to Cold War-era Slovenia, […]