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Book Release Edited by Professor Melanie Hall- now in paperback!

By Susan E RiceOctober 26th, 2016in General News, Side Bar

Towards World Heritage International Origins of the Preservation Movement 1870–1930 Edited by Melanie Hall, Boston University (recently released in paperback form) Historic preservation of landscapes and buildings was an important development of the 19th century in many countries. There is, however, surprisingly little understanding about how it took place, and research into it is narrowly... More


By Susan E RiceOctober 13th, 2016

The Tale of Genji may be the world’s first novel. It is most definitely the first written by a woman. In the thousand years since it was written, it has transcended the narrow world of the Japanese court to become the core text of the entire Japanese literary tradition. Over... More

Prof. William Moore joins the editorial board of Winterthur Portfolio

By Susan E RiceOctober 11th, 2016in General News, Side Bar

  Prof. William Moore has been invited to serve on the editorial board of Winterthur Portfolio, the leading academic journal devoted to American material culture. Founded in 1964, Winterthur Portfolio was one of the first journals committed to publishing interdisciplinary material culture and decorative arts studies. It is known for high-quality, peer-reviewed... More

Call for Papers- December 2nd- Deadline extended

By Susan E RiceOctober 7th, 2016in Graduate Student News

The 33rd Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of Art and Architecture  Trashed: Rejection and Recovery in the History of Art and Architecture Submissions Due: December 2nd, 2016 (extended from Nov 21) Symposium Dates: March 24 – 25, 2017 What happens to the ideas and materials that end up in the scrap bin... More

New faculty book release on cultural icon, Simón Bolívar

By Susan E RiceSeptember 14th, 2016in General News, Side Bar

Simón Bolívar: Travels and Transformations of a Cultural Icon Edited by Maureen G. Shanahan and Ana María Reyes One of Latin America’s most famous historical figures, Simón Bolívar has become a mythic symbol for many nations, empires, and revolutions used to support wildly diverse--sometimes opposite--ideas. From colonial Cuba to Nazi-occupied France to... More