Three graduate alumni of HAA and AMNESP have recently published books.
Kerry 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.
“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,
Chair, History of Art & Architecture
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. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, and we look forward to seeing you there!
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 see the attached flyer for more information.
The talk will take place at 5:30PM in CAS Room 200, and refreshments will be served. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, we look forward to seeing you there!
Professor Emine Fetvacı was awarded the 2014 M. Fuat Köprülü Book Prize by the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Foundation for her book Picturing History at the Ottoman Court (Indiana University Press, 2013).
The M. Fuat Köprülü Book Prize is an annual prize awarded for the best book in the area of Turkish and Ottoman studies published in the previous year (copyright date of 2013), sponsored by the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association with the generous support of the M. Münir Ertegün Foundation.
“International Cooperation and the Colombian Peace Process”
Talk by Dr. Juana García Duque, PhD.
Professor of International Studies and Administration at the University of Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia
Former Director of International Cooperation for the Ministry of Foreign Relations, Colombia
December 8, 2014
725 Commonwealth Avenue,
This event is sponsored by the Latin American Studes, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and History of Art & Architecture.
This event had already occurred, for more information about the topic, check out the Pardee School of Global Studies event summary.
An international, interdisciplinary conference on a global video workshop curated by Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki
NOVEMBER 13-15, 2014
Free and open to the public
Between 2011 and 2014, the curator Antje Ehmann and the filmmaker Harun Farocki conducted workshops in 15 cities worldwide that taught participants to make short videos about labor: paid and unpaid, material and immaterial, rich in tradition or altogether new.
This workshops demonstrate how a single, continuous shot can create narratives full of suspense and surprise. Boston University and the Goethe-Institut are organizing an international, interdisciplinary conference in response to this unique project.
On Friday, 3rd. October, Boston University’s Museum Studies Program hosted a symposium at the Boston Atheneaum, with Wellesley College’s McNeil Program for Studies in American Art, and the Nichols House Museum. Five speakers from Europe and the United States shared experiences of how their museums had successfully integrated technology into interpretations of their historic interiors and landscapes. Dr Lee Glazer spoke about the Freer Gallery’s use of digital technology to interpret Whistler’s famous Peacock Room as it appeared in London and Detroit:http://peacockroom.wayne.edu/visit.
Loic Tallon, Mobile Manager from the Metropolitan Museum in New York explained the processes behind designing the Met’s new app:http://www.metmuseum.org/visit/met-app. Annie Kemkaran-Smith, one of the curators with English Heritage, explained the changing use of digital technology in three properties in her care over the past decade, and Victoria Kastner described the development and use of apps at Hearst Castle. Finally, John Sibbald, Director of the Virtual Hamilton Palace Trust, described the virtual recreation of the collections at Hamilton Palace from inventories and accounts. The delegates made their way to the MFA for a tour of one of the Hamilton Palace rooms, now at the Museum, by Tom Michie, Curator of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture.
One-hundred-and-thirty-one people attended, comprising eighty-seven museum professionals from Massachusetts, Maine, New York, Florida and Delaware, and twenty-five students, mainly from Boston University and Wellesley College, as well as several professors from local universities. We ate at the Union Club, and an excellent day was had by all. This was the fourth symposium held in collaboration with the Nichols House Museum, and the eighth Museum Studies conference.
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
DR. RICHARD M. LEVENTHAL
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
EPILOGUE: CONFLICT TODAY
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, email@example.com.
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.
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!
Lecture Time: 5:30pm, free and open to the public!
For further information on the entire Lecture Series, please check our website at: