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Professor receives “National Architecture Award”

Professor Sibel Bozdoǧan has been the recipient of the prestigious “Contribution to Architecture Award” given out by the Turkish Chamber of Architects as part of its 16th National Architecture Awards Program. Every two years the Chamber awards a selection of architectural projects, as well as recognizing outstanding scholarship by academics whose work has advanced the […]

BU receives 20-volume Encyclopedia of Buddhist Arts

Boston University has received the Fo Guang Encyclopedia of Buddhist Arts, a comprehensive compilation of Buddhist art and architecture from around the world. Containing nearly 10,000 entries and over 14,000 full-color images, the scholarly publication aims to serve specialists and general readers alike.   A donation ceremony was held on April 9, 2019 in the […]

Two Alumnae Contribute to Innovative Journal Issue on Digital Mapping

Carrie Anderson (PhD ’13) served as guest editor of a special issue of Journal 18, which featured essays on digital mapping.  Catherine Walsh (PhD ’15) contributed to the issue with an article on the movement of an Italian Renaissance sculpture group. You can find the issue here:

“Photographers Among Us” On view till July 31st!

PhD candidate Tessa Hite has curated an exhibition at the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover. “Photographers Among Us” presents a selection of documentary photographs from the Addison’s collections. from Lewis Hine’s photographs of child laborers in 1909 to Danny Lyon’s images of Texas prison inmates in the late 1960s, many of […]

Lecture by Noriko Murai on Okakura and La Farge

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm, please join us for a lecture by Noriko Murai, Associate Professor of Japanese art (Sophia University), titled, “Visions of Sound: Okakura Kakuzō, John La Farge, and the Transsensorial Imagination.” “This talk discusses the evocation of music and sounds in the work of the Japanese art historian Okakura Kakuzō […]

Evidence & Narrative in Architectural History: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Friday, March 23, 2018, 2:00 – 6:00 PM, Presented by the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative  How does architectural history’s use of evidence and narrative relate to other fields in the humanities, arts, sciences, social sciences, and professions?  How specifically do architectural historians choose evidence to make arguments and develop structures for telling stories?  And how can architectural history […]

“Urban Intermedia: City, Archive, Narrative” Exhibition

Prof. Sibel Bozdogan participated in the opening/panel discussion of “Urban Intermedia: City, Archive, Narrative” Exhibition in Istanbul, 9 March 2018. “Urban Intermedia: City, Archive, Narrative” exhibition presents, through multilayered visual narratives, an experiment with innovative methods of interdisciplinary urban study developed in the context of the Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative. Funded by the Andrew W. […]

Alumna appointed Chair of Asian Art by the MFA, Boston

Congratulations to alumna Christina Yu Yu on her appointment by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as the new Matsutaro Shoriki Chair, Art of Asia. This leadership position oversees the museum’s renowned collections in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South and Southeast Asian, and Islamic art. Please also see our interview of Christina in the alumni newsletter […]

Guest lecture by Allison James, March 20, 2018

Please join us for a guest lecture by Allison James, Landscape Architect. This lecture, “The Architecture of Procession: Gardens and Landscapes of Hyderabad and Isfahan” will present an exploration of gardens and landscapes between the Golconda Fortress to the Qutb Shahi necropolis in Hyderabad, Southern India at the beginning of the Qutb Shahi dynasty (mid-16th Century) and the gardens […]

New faculty book by Professor Michael Zell

Congratulations to Professor Michael Zell on the new edited volume: Ut pitura amor: The Reflexive Imagery of Love in Artistic Theory and Practice, 1500-1700 Ut pictura amor: The Reflexive Imagery of Love in Artistic Theory and Practice, 1500-1700examines the related themes of lovemaking and image-making in the visual arts of Europe, China, Japan, and Persia. […]