Category: General News

2017 Commencement

The 2017 History of Art & Architecture Commencement Ceremony took place Saturday, May 20th, at the Tsai Center. This year, the department conferred 34 undergraduate degrees, which included 13 degrees in Architectural History & Architectural Studies, 21 in the History of Art & Architecture. There were 7 Masters of Arts degrees awarded, and 7 PhDs […]

GSHAAA Guest Lecture- April 25th

GSHAAA will be hosting Dr. Frazer Ward of Smith College, who will be giving a talk entitled “Notes on Witness Protection.” Please see the attached flyer for more information. The talk will take place on Tuesday, April 25th at 5:30 PM in CAS 211 with a reception to follow. Light refreshments will be served. To learn about all of our upcoming, […]

GSHAAA Guest Lecture – March 22

GSHAAA will be hosting Professor Kimberly Cassibry, Assistant Professor of Art at Wellesley College, who will be giving a talk entitled “Tyranny of the Dying Gaul: Confronting an Ethnic Stereotype in Ancient Art.” Please see the attached flyer for more information. The talk will take place on Wednesday, March 22nd at 5:30 PM in CAS 303A with a reception to follow. Light […]

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 […]

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, […]