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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, play has enacted a pivotal role in shaping cultural life. The 32nd Annual Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art & Architecture invites submissions that consider aspects of play as form, content, process, and methodological framework.
The Symposium will be held Friday, February 26 – Saturday, February 27, 2016, with the keynote lecture by Dr. Barolsky on Friday evening at the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery Graduate presentations will be on Saturday in the Riley Seminar Room of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Click here for the full 2016 Symposium Schedule.
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.
Join us as we welcome Professor Andrew Sandoval-Strausz this Friday, February 5th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in CAS Room 303 for his lecture “From Cosmopolitanism to Transnationalism: Architectures of Human Mobility in Anglo & Latin America”
This special lecture is free and open to the BU community.
Please join us on Wednesday, February 17th for a lecture by Dr. Danielle Carrabino, Associate Research Curator of European Art at the Harvard Art Museums.
Dr. Carrabino, a specialist in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art history, will be speaking about her current book project on Caravaggio in Sicily. Dr. Carrabino holds degrees from the College of William and Mary, Tufts University, and the Courtauld Institute of Art, and has spent a number of years living and working in Italy, including teaching at the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona. At the Harvard Art Museums, Dr. Carrabino has recently curated the exhibition “Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print,” on view during spring 2016.
Dr. Carrabino’s talk is entitled
“Caravaggio’s Raising of Lazarus: the Lazzari, the Crociferi and the Hope of Salvation”
The talk will take place at 5:30 pm in CAS Room 303A, to be followed by refreshments. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, and we look forward to seeing you there!
SEQUITUR, the Boston University Department of History of Art & Architecture graduate student journal, invites current graduate students in art history, architecture, fine arts, and related fields to submit content for the Spring 2016 issue, titled LOL. This issue’s theme is humor, play and amusement and we are seeking submissions that explore the ways in which art, architecture and the built environment reflect and provoke these notions. In many ways creativity lies at the core of the fun and funny and we invite scholarship that highlights this intersection. Possible subjects include, but are not limited to, the following: internet culture, toys, games, video games, memes, wordplay, satire, parody, modes of mass communication, design, the performative, structures and environments used for play and/or entertainment.
We encourage submissions that take advantage of the online format of the journal.
Please visit www.bu.edu/sequitur/submissions/cfp/ for more information and for full submission guidelines.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SEQUITUR editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your proposals.
The SEQUITUR Editorial Team
Steve, Ewa, Erin, Jordan & Sasha
The Department of History of Art & Architecture will host the 38th Annual Student Symposium of the New England Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians on February 13. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Room 901 of the Boston University Photonics Center at 8 St. Mary’s Street from 9 am to 1:30 pm. For more information, please contact Ian Stevenson, a doctoral candidate in the American & New England Studies Program, at email@example.com .
We are thrilled to announce the official publication of Volume 2, Issue 1 of the Boston University History of Art & Architecture graduate student online journal, Sequitur, available at www.bu.edu/sequitur.
This installment of Sequitur is our first themed issue and its content engages with the concept of interface. Our contributors analyze a wide range of topics from the 1876 centennial exhibition, to contemporary visitor-engagement practices in museums. In their explorations of interface they examine a variety of ways in which art, architecture and material culture can engage with translation, exchange, communication and dialogue. This issue includes a featured essay, three exhibition reviews, two research spotlights and introduces the visual essay; a new form of content for Sequitur that provides a platform to showcase artistic practices and projects.
The SEQUITUR Editorial Team
In January 2016, John Stomberg (Ph.D 1999) will become the first Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. His directorial career began at the Boston University Art Gallery and continued at Williams College and Mount Holyoke College, where he has been Florence Finch Abbott Director of the Art Museum since 2011. According to Dartmouth’s provost, Carolyn Dever, “John is a strategic thinker with deep experience who has a tremendous ability to build relationships that inspire innovative, student-centered programming.”
On Nov 30th, The College Art Association announced that History of Art & Architecture alumna, Mari Dumett, PhD, has received one of five Meiss/Mellon Author’s Book Awards.
“The Meiss/Mellon Author’s Book Award supports publication of scholarly monographs, which continue to be the most highly valued demonstration of scholarly competence.”
Dumett, currently teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, received the highly competitive award for her project titled Corporate Imaginations: Fluxus Strategies for Living (University of California Press).
Click here for a wonderful article on Lynne Cooney’s PhD research in South Africa. Cooney is a PhD student in the History of Art & Architecture and artistic director of the Boston University Art Galleries.
BU History of Art & Architecture Professor Keith N. Morgan has just published an essay, “City of Ideas: Structure and Scale in the Boston General Plan” in Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston (Monacelli Press: 2015).
An image of The Boston University Law School Tower by Architect Jose Lluis Sert appears on the cover.