More than one hundred friends, students, alumni, and faculty gathered to honor Professor Patricia Hills at a symposium held at the George Sherman Union on April 26, 2014. Entitled “American Visual Culture in Context: A Symposium in Honor of Professor Patricia Hills,” this event featured academic papers by prominent scholars from across the country who were Hills’ former students. Sponsored by the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, alumni and current students, the Boston University Center for the Humanities, the Department of the History of Art & Architecture, the American & New England Studies Program, and the African American Studies Program, the symposium celebrated the career of Professor Hills, a specialist in American art who has taught at Boston University since 1978. Dr. Hills is retiring at the end of this academic year.

American Conversation Series: "Shrieks, Outcries, and Fainting Boys: Homosexuality and the U.S. Cultural Front" with Aaron Lecklider

Starts: 5:30 pm on Thursday, October 10, 2013
Ends: 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 10, 2013
Location: CAS 200, 725 Commonwealth Avenue

Aaron Lecklider, Assistant Professor of American Studies at UMass Boston, will present "Shrieks, Outcries, and Fainting Boys: Homosexuality and the U.S. Cultural Front," an exploration of the complicated relationship between homosexuality and the left in American culture between 1920 and 1960. This event is part of the American and New England Studies Program's American Conversation Series 2013/2014: Cultural Politics * Political Culture. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will follow.