Category: General News

Sequitur- Call for Content

August 10th, 2015 in General News, Side Bar, Uncategorized

Sequitur, the Boston University Department of History of Art & Architecture graduate student journal, invites current graduate students in art history and related fields to submit content for the Fall 2015 issue.

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Sequitur is an online scholarly journal, published biannually, and dedicated to addressing current events, issues, and personalities in art and architectural history. Launched in Fall 2014, Sequitur features essays, exhibition and book reviews, interviews, and research and field reports, exploring local, national, and international  content.
This issues theme is ‘Interface.’

Please visit the sequitur call for papers page here for more information and for submission guidelines.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Sequitur editors at


We look forward to receiving your proposals.

The Sequitur Editorial Team- Steve, Ewa, Sasha, Jordan & Erin

HAA Graduate Student Online Journal SEQUITUR – Issue 2, now online.

May 5th, 2015 in General News, Graduate Student News, Side Bar, Uncategorized

We are excited to announce the official publication of Volume 1, Issue 2 of the Boston University History of Art & Architecture graduate student online journal, Sequitur, available at Shot 2015-05-05 at 1.14.15 PM
This issue presents scholarship on a wide-range of topics, from early modern funerary portraiture to post-war German art, and includes a feature essay, interviews, catalogue and book reviews, research spotlights, and a reflection on the HAA graduate student symposium. Contributions were written by current graduate students hailing from five universities across the United States and Great Britain.

III Colombian Conference: Building Peace – April 23-25

April 21st, 2015 in General News, Graduate Student News, Uncategorized


Please join us to launch the Harvard-MIT-BU-Tufts 2015 Colombian conference “Colombia: Building Peace” this Thursday here at BU with the screening of Juan Manuel Echavarría’s documentary Requiem N.N. followed by a round table discussion about the role of contemporary arts in symbolic reparations.

The conference promises to be an exciting event that will include the participation of Noam Chomsky, James A. Robinson (author of Why Nations Fail), Luis Carlos Villegas (the Colombian ambassador to the U.S.),  Sergio Fajardo (former mayor of Medellín and vice-presidential candidate, famous for dealing with Medellin during its worse crisis in urban violence, and also running mate for Antanas Mockus), and Jesús Abad Colorado, (the most renown photojournalist of the Colombian armed conflict), among others.  Conference is FREE but need to register!

For more conference information schedule, locations, etc:

For conference tickets please visit:

This opening event is sponsored by BU’s Latin American Studies Program, the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, and the Pardee School of Global Studies.

Spring 2015 Art Bull – now available!

April 17th, 2015 in General News, Side Bar, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Student News

ARTBULL,  The Newsletter of Boston University’s Department of History of Art & Architecture, is now available for download.


Excavations and Exhibition: Panel Discussion, April 2nd

April 1st, 2015 in General News

Panelists: Rebecca Martin, Professor of Art and Archeology with Excavations artists Laura Evans, Candice Ivy, and Jill Slosburg-Ackerman. Moderator: Adrienne Jacobson, Curator.

April 2, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

All at the New Art Center in Newton
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Carso, Iarocci, Cushing, among alumni publishing books.

March 2nd, 2015 in General News, Graduate Student News, Side Bar, Uncategorized


Three graduate alumni of HAA and AMNESP have recently published books.

Carso-book-cover-192x300Kerry Dean Carso, Ph.D. and M.A., American & New England Studies, Boston University
Chair & Associate Professor of Art History, SUNY- New Paltz
American Gothic Art and Architecture in the Age of Romantic Literature.
Awarded the Henry-Russell Hitchcock Prize by the Victorian Society of America.




Louisa Iarocci, Ph. D. History of Art & Architecture, Boston University
Associate Professor, University of Washington
The Urban Department Store in America, 1850-1930.



 Elizabeth Hope Cushing, Ph. D. American & New England Studies, Boston University
Arthur A. Shurcliff: Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape


Alumni Newsletter Number 15

February 17th, 2015 in General News, Graduate Student News, Side Bar, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Student News

If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change,” declares Tancredi Falconeri in Lampedusa’s The Leopard.  “Things as they are” in History of Art & Architecture include a strong commitment to keeping alumni aware of, and involved with, the activities of the Department.  We take special pride in this vibrant and accomplished community.  “Things that will have to change” involve the means by which our conversation continues.  The digital revolution has reached the Alumni Newsletter, which will no longer be arriving in hard copy via U.S. mail.

The current issue inaugurates a new era of online publication: please click here or on the cover image below for a full-screen and downloadable .pdf version of Number 15.

Happy onscreen reading!

All good wishes,
Bruce Redford
Chair, History of Art & Architecture

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December 1st, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News

Announcing SEQUITUR, an online scholarly journal produced by the graduate students of the Department of History of Art & Architecture (HAA) at Boston University.

Founded in 2014 under the aegis of the Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association (GSHAAA) in collaboration with HAA, SEQUITUR is a biannual publication dedicated to addressing current events, issues, and personalities in art and architectural history.

Appearing in the fall and spring, SEQUITUR features essays, exhibition and book reviews, interviews, and research and field reports. Its purpose is to promote the scholarship and professional experience of HAA graduate students by providing an online platform through which to publish material and to acquaint students with academic editorial processes and peer review.

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SEQUITUR engages with and expands current conversations in the field by promoting the perspectives of graduate students.  It seeks to contribute to existing scholarship and publications in the field by focusing on valuable but oft-overlooked parts of art and architectural historiography such as exhibition and catalogue reviews and reports on research in progress.

SEQUITUR showcases both the impressive work and far-reaching interests of the graduate cohort here at Boston University and of graduate students from around the world. The journal aims to provide an essential resource from which our readers may follow current happenings and new trajectories in the art world and art scholarship according to the next generation of art and architectural historians.

Creative Conflict Symposium – February 27-28, 2015

October 6th, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News, Uncategorized

Creative Conflict:

The 31st Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium on the History of Art and Architecture

February 27th – 28th, 2015

The “Creative Conflict” symposium explores visual and material manifestations of discord among individuals, groups, nations, and ideologies.




Friday, February 27, 2015, 5:30 pm
Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery
855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Executive Director of the Penn Cultural Heritage Center
“Killing Identity: Heritage Destruction in the Syria and Iraq Conflicts”



Saturday, February 28, 2015
Riley Seminar Room, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

10:00am       Coffee in the Riley Seminar Room

10:30am       Morning Session: Wound
Moderator: Olivia Kiers, MA candidate, Boston University

Steve Burges, PhD candidate, Boston University
From Iraq to Afghanistan: The 1954 Hague Convention and the Renewed Mission of the United States to Protect Culture

Christine Garnier, MA candidate, Tufts University
Consequences of Conflict: Personifications of Captivity in an Armenian Manuscript

Lauren G. Close, MA candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
‘Vandalism’ on the Pont-Neuf: Monuments as Propaganda in Revolutionary France

12:00pm       Break for lunch

1:00pm          Coffee in Riley Seminar Room

1:30pm          Afternoon Session: Weapon
Moderator: Tessa Hite, PhD candidate, Boston University

Florencia San Martin Riutort, PhD candidate, Rutgers University
Politics of Collectivity: Muralism and Public Space in Brigada Ramona Parra’s Practices During Unidad Popular

Luisa Fernanda Villa Morales, MA candidate, American University
The Embodiment of Violence in Performance Art: Regina José Galindo

Megan Whitney, MA candidate, University of Arizona, Tucson
Visualizing Violence: Seventeenth Century Slapstick Humor



Tour of the exhibition Permanent War: The Age of Global Conflict by curator Pamela Allara

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 3:30 pm
Mrs. E Ross Anderson Auditorium + Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
230 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115




For more information, please contact Sarah Parrish, 2014/2015 Symposium Coordinator, Department of History of Art & Architecture,

This event is generously sponsored by The Boston University Center for the Humanities; the Boston University Department of History of Art & Architecture; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Boston University Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association; and the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery.

Guest Lecture Series – Oct 30th

October 2nd, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Student News

Please join us for our second GSHAAA Guest Scholar Lecture of the academic year on Thursday, October 30, 2014.

We look forward to welcoming our speakers and guests to some excellent lectures this Spring, and hope that you will add our upcoming events to your busy schedules!

mobile_200603A50_03Laura AuricchioThe New School
“The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered”

Location: 725 Commonwealth Ave., Room 200

Lecture Time: 5:30pm, free and open to the public!

For further information on the entire Lecture Series, please check our website at: