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 www.bu.edu/sequitur.
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 and book reviews, research spotlights, and a reflection on the HAA graduate student symposium. Contributions were written by current graduate students hailing from five universities across the United States and Great Britain.
Keith Morgan was inducted as a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians during the SAH Annual Conference Awards Ceremony in April. According to the Society, this honor is bestowed upon “individuals who have distinguished themselves by a lifetime of significant contributions to the field.”
HAA Professor Emerita Naomi Miller composed and delivered the citation, which salutes Professor Morgan’s achievements as president of the SAH, praises his “devotion to students and their work,” and singles out “his major studies on the architect Charles A. Platt, on landscape visionary Charles Eliot, and, most recently, Community by Design: The Olmsted Office and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts.” Professor Miller concludes her tribute: “Mr. Boston is by dint of curiosity and participation, a global citizen.”
We are delighted to announce that Mary Roberts (John Schaeffer Associate Professor of British Art, University of Sydney, and currently a CASVA Senior Fellow) will present a talk on Wednesday, April 29, at 5:30 PM in Room 303A. The lecture, titled “Ottoman cultural patrimony in the Era of the Amateurs: Transcultural exchanges of Islamic art in the nineteenth century”, will focus on the status of Islamic art collecting in the second half of the nineteenth century. Her presentation will especially focus on Stanislaw Chlebowski, a Polish painter that played an integral role in the artist-dealer networks that dominated the art exchanges between Istanbul, Poland, and France. Following his trajectory reveals the ways in which modernity was expressed in Islamic art in both the East and West during this exciting period in history.
This is event is free and open to the public and cosponsored by Boston University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies & Civilizations, the Department of History of Art & Architecture, and Boston University Center for the Humanities. There will be a short reception after the talk.
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 participation of Noam Chomsky, James A. Robinson (author of Why Nations Fail), Luis Carlos Villegas (the Colombian ambassador to the U.S.), Sergio Fajardo (former mayor of Medellín and vice-presidential candidate, famous for dealing with Medellin during its worse crisis in urban violence, and also running mate for Antanas Mockus), and Jesús Abad Colorado, (the most renown photojournalist of the Colombian armed conflict), among others. Conference is FREE but need to register!
For more conference information schedule, locations, etc: http://colombianconference.co/
For conference tickets please visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/iii-colombian-conference-building-peace-tickets-16413625596?aff=es2
This opening event is sponsored by BU’s Latin American Studies Program, the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, and the Pardee School of Global Studies.
ARTBULL, The Newsletter of Boston University’s Department of History of Art & Architecture, is now available for download.
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 we look forward to seeing you there!
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!