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New faculty book, by Professor Alice Tseng.

Kyoto Visual Culture in the Early Edo and Meiji Periods: The Arts of Reinvention Edited by Morgan Pitelka, Alice Y. Tseng This book promises to be a major step forward in advancing our knowledge of Kyoto’s history and culture. Its chapters focus on two periods in Kyoto’s history in which the old capital was politically marginalized: the […]

April 27 Lecture: Asia in Amsterdam: Luxury in the Golden Age

The Department of History of Art & Architecture is pleased to announce a talk by Karina Corrigan, Curator of Asian Export Art at the Peabody Essex Museum, on the museum’s current exhibition Asia in Amsterdam: Luxury in the Golden Age on April 27 at 5:30 pm in CAS Room 303A.

2016 Colombian Conference- April 20th Panel and Keynote Address Announced

Colombian artist Beatriz González will deliver the keynote address for the 2016 IV Colombian Conference Harvard-MIT-BU-Tufts at Boston University. “Reclaiming the Aura” Wednesday April 20 6:30-7:30 pm CAS B-12 Preceeded by the panel Memorials and Symbolic Reparations also in CAS B-12 from 4-6 pm Panelists: Marco Abarca, University of Puerto Rico Yolanda Sierra, Universidad Externado de Colombia Michael […]

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 […]

Guest Lecture- March 16

Please join us on Wednesday March 16 for a lecture by Dr. Jose Falconi, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard University and Lecturer at Boston University.   Dr. Falconi’s lecture is entitled “REALITY (ALWAYS) LIES ELSEWHERE: LESSONS FROM ANIBAL LOPEZ’S DOCUMENTA 13 ‘TESTIMONIO’” and will be held on Wednesday, March 16 at 5:30 pm in CAS room […]

Professor Hills awarded Wyeth Foundation grant

The Wyeth Foundation for American Art has awarded Patricia Hills a grant in support of her digital humanities project: a comprehensive database of the work of Eastman Johnson (1824-1906), the prominent portrait and genre painter.  This database will assist all those investigating Johnson’s diverse oeuvre, which includes portraits of African Americans, Civil War genre scenes, and […]

Graduate Symposium February 26th & 27th

The 32nd Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium on the History of Art & Architecture Symposium Dates: February 26 – 27, 2016 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Paul Barolsky Serious Fun: Expressions of Play in the History of Art & Architecture In all of its forms, play is a vital expressive force. Whether theatrical or athletic, rollicking or subversive, […]