Category: Graduate Student News

Guest Lecture- Nov 5th-“Charting the Contemporary: On Writing Art Histories of the Present.”

Please join us Thursday, November 5th for a lecture by Brandeis University’s Cynthia L. and Theodore S. Berenson Associate Professor of Contemporary Art, Peter R. Kalb. Professor Kalb’s most recent publication is Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary, (Pearson and Laurence King: New York and London, 2013) which details the expanding contemporary art world from its New York […]

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

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  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 […]

III Colombian Conference: Building Peace – April 23-25

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 […]

Guest Lecture- April 8

Please join us Wednesday, April 8th for a lecture by Boston University Professor Daniel Bluestone. The title of his lecture will be “Iconic and Vernacular: Charlottesville’s Landscape of Prostitution, 1880-1950.” The talk will take place at 5:30PM on Wednesday, April 8th in CAS Room 424, and refreshments will be served. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, and […]

Alumni Newsletter Number 15

“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 […]

Guest Lecture- Wednesday Feb 18

Please join us Wednesday, February 18th for a lecture by Dr. Amanda Gilvin from Mount Holyoke College and Smith College.  The title of her lecture will be “Eating Forward: Art and Politics During Niger’s Uranium Boom.” The talk will take place at 5:30PM on Wednesday, Feb 18th in CAS Room 200, and refreshments will be served. […]

Guest Lecture- Thursday Feb 5

Please join us this week, Thursday, February 5th for a lecture by Dr. Eva Troelenberg from the Kunsthistoriches Institute in Florence, where she runs her research group.       The title of her lecture will be “East of Jordan to East Berlin: The Early Islamic Desert Castle Mshatta and its Cross-Cultural Modern Biography.” Please […]


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 […]

Creative Conflict Symposium – February 27-28, 2015

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. KEYNOTE ADDRESS Friday, February 27, 2015, 5:30 pm Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery 855 […]