BUCSA is delighted to pass along news from Dean Stan Sclaroff (College of Arts and Sciences, Boston University) that our colleague Prof. Alice Tseng (Dept. of History of Art and Architecture) has agreed to serve as the next Associate Dean of the Faculty for Humanities. She will officially begin serving her term on July 1, 2022. As Dean Sclaroff notes,
“Alice is a seasoned academic leader, who has had a distinguished service career at BU and in Arts & Sciences. Most recently, she was chair from 2016 to 2021 of the History of Art and Architecture Department. Prior to serving in this role, she was Associate Chair, Director of Architectural Studies, and Director of Graduate Studies. In addition to her service in the Department, she has served on numerous committees across the College and the University, including as a board member for the Boston University Center for the Study of Asia.
Alice’s research specializes in the art and architecture of Japan, with particular focus on the 19th and 20th centuries, and she is recognized as one of the world’s top scholars of Meiji and early twentieth-century architecture in Japan. She is the author of The Imperial Museums of Meiji Japan: Architecture and the Art of the Nation (2008), Kyoto Visual Culture in the Early Edo and Meiji Periods: The Arts of Reinvention (co-edited with M. Pitelka, 2016), and Modern Kyoto: Building for Ceremony and Commemoration, 1868-1940 (2018). Her research has appeared in major disciplinary journals, including The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, The Art Bulletin, The Review of Japanese Culture and Society, and The Journal of Japanese Studies. For her publications, Alice has received the Society of Architectural Historians Founder’s Award (2006) and the inaugural Kenneth B. Pyle Prize for the Best Article in The Journal of Japanese Studies (2021). Alice has also received fellowships from numerous institutions and foundations, including the Fulbright Foundation, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (National Gallery of Art), J. Paul Getty Foundation, Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies, American Council of Learned Societies, and Boston University Center for the Humanities. She serves on the editorial boards of Japan Architectural Review and The Journal of Japanese Studies and is an elected member of the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies. Starting January 2022, she begins a two-year term as the associate editor of The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, to be followed by a two-year term as the chief editor.”