News & Events

Guest Lecture- Wednesday Feb 18

By Susan E Rice
February 2nd, 2015 in Graduate Student News, Uncategorized.

DSC03995_Detail (1)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!





Guest Lecture- Thursday Feb 5

By Susan E Rice
February 2nd, 2015 in Graduate Student News, Uncategorized.

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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!


HAA Professor Emine Fetvacı receives Köprülü Prize

By Susan E Rice
December 22nd, 2014 in Side Bar, Uncategorized.

eminepic9780253006783_medProfessor 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.

Talk by Dr. Juana García Duque, PhD.

By Susan E Rice
December 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized.


“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
From 5-7pm
725 Commonwealth Avenue,
CAS 303A

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.


By Susan E Rice
December 1st, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News.

Announcing SEQUITUR, an online scholarly journal produced by the graduate students of the Department of History of Art & Architecture (HAA) at Boston University.

Founded in 2014 under the aegis of the Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association (GSHAAA) in collaboration with HAA, SEQUITUR is a biannual publication dedicated to addressing current events, issues, and personalities in art and architectural history.

Appearing in the fall and spring, SEQUITUR features essays, exhibition and book reviews, interviews, and research and field reports. Its purpose is to promote the scholarship and professional experience of HAA graduate students by providing an online platform through which to publish material and to acquaint students with academic editorial processes and peer review.

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SEQUITUR engages with and expands current conversations in the field by promoting the perspectives of graduate students.  It seeks to contribute to existing scholarship and publications in the field by focusing on valuable but oft-overlooked parts of art and architectural historiography such as exhibition and catalogue reviews and reports on research in progress.

SEQUITUR showcases both the impressive work and far-reaching interests of the graduate cohort here at Boston University and of graduate students from around the world. The journal aims to provide an essential resource from which our readers may follow current happenings and new trajectories in the art world and art scholarship according to the next generation of art and architectural historians.

Labor in a Single Shot- Conference-Nov 13-15

By Susan E Rice
November 3rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

An international, interdisciplinary conference on a global video workshop curated by Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki

Boston Univeristy
NOVEMBER 13-15, 2014
Free and open to the public

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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.

For more information, visit the conference site,  any questions should be directed to Magdalena Malinowska, Conference Director at

Undergraduate Pizza Lunch- Nov 5th

By Susan E Rice
October 29th, 2014 in Undergraduate Student News.

Departmental Pizza Lunch Poster Nov 5[3]
Join fellow undergraduates and  the faculty of the Department of History of Art & Architecture for a pizza lunch this Wednesday, November 5th.

It’s a great opportunity to talk informally with faculty members, connect with fellow students, and hear about our many tracks in Art History, Museum Studies, Architectural History & Architectural Studies. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Date & Location: Wednesday, November 5, 11:50-1:00, CAS Room 303a.

In the House and on the Web: 21st Century Strategies for Interpreting Historic Interiors.

By Susan E Rice
October 22nd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

92840_NHM letterhead_BODOn 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:

Loic Tallon, Mobile Manager from the Metropolitan Museum in New York explained the processes behind designing the Met’s new 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.

Creative Conflict Symposium – February 27-28, 2015

By Susan E Rice
October 6th, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News, Uncategorized.

Creative Conflict:

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

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



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,

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.

Guest Lecture Series – Oct 30th

By Susan E Rice
October 2nd, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Student News.

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!

mobile_200603A50_03Laura AuricchioThe New School
“The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered”

Location: 725 Commonwealth Ave., Room 200

Lecture Time: 5:30pm, free and open to the public!

For further information on the entire Lecture Series, please check our website at: