Category: General News

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

An Evening with Douglas Crimp, Oct 6th, 2016.

Join the World Languages & Literatures Department for an evening celebrating Before Pictures, a new memoir by art historian and AIDS activist Douglas Crimp. Renowned for his work with artists of the “Pictures” generation, such as Cindy Sherman and Robert Longo, Douglas Crimp has also been a crucial figure in the history of the gay […]

Guest Lecture- September 20th

GSHAAA welcomes you to join us on Tuesday, September 20th at 5:30 pm for a guest lecture by Dr. Daniel Abramson of Boston University. Entitled “”Representing the Welfare State,” the talk will be held  in CAS 303A, with a reception to follow.  We look forward to seeing you there!    

Guest Lecture- April 14th

GSHAAA welcomes you to join us on Thursday, April 14th for a guest lecture by Dr. Jody Gordon of Wentworth Institute of Technology. Dr. Gordon, a specialist in ancient Roman archaeology, will be speaking about the art and architecture of Roman Cyprus.  Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Wentworth Institute […]

Professor Hills awarded Wyeth Foundation grant

The Wyeth Foundation for American Art has awarded Patricia Hills a grant in support of her digital humanities project: a comprehensive database of the work of Eastman Johnson (1824-1906), the prominent portrait and genre painter.  This database will assist all those investigating Johnson’s diverse oeuvre, which includes portraits of African Americans, Civil War genre scenes, and […]

Announcing Sequitur 2,1

We are thrilled to announce the official publication of Volume 2, Issue 1 of the Boston University History of Art & Architecture graduate student online journal, Sequitur, available at This installment of Sequitur is our first themed issue and its content engages with the concept of interface. Our contributors analyze a wide range of topics from the […]