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Panel Discussion: African American Storytelling in Sequential Art

While most of us are familiar with the centrality of storytelling and oral tradition in African American literature, we may not realize the role they have played in the visual arts as well. Comic books and graphic novels are not just a medium of visual culture that speaks mainly to a white audience interested in […]

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 […]