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HAA Professor Wins Smithsonian Essay Award

Professor Ross Barrett has been awarded the 13th Annual Frost Essay Award from the Smithsonian American Art Museum for his article about John Quidor’s ‘Money Diggers’ and Land Speculation. “The Frost Award is intended to recognize excellence in scholarship in the field of American art history. It is especially meant to honor an essay that […]

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 […]

BU PhD candidate awarded Max-Planck Institute post-doctoral fellowship

Erin Hyde Nolan, a PhD candidate who will defend her dissertation in February 2017, has received a post-doctoral fellowship from the Max-Planck Institute’s Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, Italy. Her project examines photographic archives of the Middle East and their codification in European and American museum systems. It will map the trajectory of these collections over space […]

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, […]

Panel Discussion: African American Storytelling in Sequential Art

While most of us are familiar with the centrality of storytelling and oral tradition in African American literature, we may not realize the role they have played in the visual arts as well. Comic books and graphic novels are not just a medium of visual culture that speaks mainly to a white audience interested in […]

PhD Candidate receives Fulbright Grant

Caitlin Dalton, a PhD Candidate in History of Art & Architecture, has received a Fulbright Grant from the German-American Fulbright Commission for the academic year of 2016-2017. Working primarily in Berlin, she will conduct research and continue writing her dissertation, “Imprinting Art and Ideology: Memory and Pedagogy in the Early German Democratic Republic

Alumna Essay Published in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

The current issue of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians includes an essay by Katherine Carroll (PhD ’12), “Creating the Modern Physician: The Architecture of American Medical Schools in the Era of Medical Education Reform.”  This essay is drawn from her doctoral dissertation, “Modernizing the American Medical School, 1893-1940: Architecture, Pedagogy, Professionalization, and […]