Category: General News

New book publication by Professor Tseng

Alice Y. Tseng has written a new book titled Modern Kyoto: Building for Ceremony and Commemoration, 1868-1940. Published by the University of Hawaii Press, it is part of the series Spatial Habitus: Making and Meaning in Asia’s Architecture. About the book: Can an imperial city survive, let alone thrive, without an emperor? Alice Y. Tseng answers this […]

Alumni Profile – October 2018

Molly Scheu Boarati, GRS 2008 1) What have you been doing since you graduated from BU? Details about your current and past employment? Accomplishments you’re proud of? Challenges you’ve encountered? I graduated from the department with a Master’s in 2008 and moved to Venice, Italy to reunite with my future husband. We lived there about […]


text/ure Deadline: September 14, 2018 The editors of SEQUITUR, a graduate student journal published by the Department of History of Art & Architecture at Boston University, invite current graduate students in art history, architecture, fine arts, and related fields to submit content on the theme of text/ure for the Fall 2018 issue. text/ure asks scholars and makers to consider how […]

2018 HAA Newsletter is here!

Please find the full 2017-18 HAA Newsletter here. In it you will find the department faculty and student news and events of the year, a feature alumni interview, a course spotlight, and much more. In addition, please Like and Follow us on our recently launched Facebook Page

HAA students receive awards from BUCH

On May 15th 2018, the BU Center for the Humanities held its Award Ceremony and Reception to recognize students doing outstanding in the humanities. History of Art & Architecture majors Colleen Kinslow and Rachel Kubrick received the Alice M. Brennan Humanities Awards. PhD candidates Tessa Hite and Joseph Saravo received the Edwin S. and Ruth […]

Professor Hills receives funding for painting database

Patricia Hills, Professor Emerita, has been awarded a grant from the Boston University Society of Retired Faculty and Staff to travel to upstate NY to examine paintings by Eastman Johnson (1824-1906) to continue work on a database of his works; to be given to a public archive.   

Professor receives “National Architecture Award”

Professor Sibel Bozdoǧan has been the recipient of the prestigious “Contribution to Architecture Award” given out by the Turkish Chamber of Architects as part of its 16th National Architecture Awards Program. Every two years the Chamber awards a selection of architectural projects, as well as recognizing outstanding scholarship by academics whose work has advanced the […]

BU receives 20-volume Encyclopedia of Buddhist Arts

Boston University has received the Fo Guang Encyclopedia of Buddhist Arts, a comprehensive compilation of Buddhist art and architecture from around the world. Containing nearly 10,000 entries and over 14,000 full-color images, the scholarly publication aims to serve specialists and general readers alike.   A donation ceremony was held on April 9, 2019 in the […]

Two Alumnae Contribute to Innovative Journal Issue on Digital Mapping

Carrie Anderson (PhD ’13) served as guest editor of a special issue of Journal 18, which featured essays on digital mapping.  Catherine Walsh (PhD ’15) contributed to the issue with an article on the movement of an Italian Renaissance sculpture group. You can find the issue here:

“Photographers Among Us” On view till July 31st!

PhD candidate Tessa Hite has curated an exhibition at the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover. “Photographers Among Us” presents a selection of documentary photographs from the Addison’s collections. from Lewis Hine’s photographs of child laborers in 1909 to Danny Lyon’s images of Texas prison inmates in the late 1960s, many of […]