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Deadline: September 8 SEQUITUR, the Boston University Department of History of Art & Architecture graduate student journal, invites current graduate students in art history, architecture, fine arts, and related fields to submit content for the Fall 2017 open issue. We welcome submissions from all time periods (ancient to contemporary), geographical areas (including Asia, the Americas, […]

Announcing the launch of Mapping Paintings

Professor Jodi Cranston announces the launch of her Kress-funded mapping platform, Mapping Paintings ( The platform is meant for exploring the provenance records of paintings and for visualizing the lives of these works of art across time and space. Mapping Paintings is based on her Mapping Titian platform, but is structured to receive information from users. […]

PhD Candidate Named Director of Palmer Museum

PhD candidate, Erin Coe has been named Director of the Palmer Museum at The Pennsylvania State University. The Palmer Museum of Art on the Penn State University Park campus in State College is a free-admission arts resource for the University and surrounding communities in central Pennsylvania. With a collection of 8,300 objects including American art, […]

New faculty book by Prof. Becky Martin

Congratulations to Becky Martin on her new book: The Art of Contact: Comparative Approaches to Greek and Phoenician Art S. Rebecca Martin 320 pages | 7 x 10 | 38 color, 59 b/w illus. “An entirely original book. Becky Martin opens the imagination to a new array of methodological possibilities and a series of important and […]

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 […]

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, […]