Who We Are

The Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association (GSHAAA) seeks to support student scholarly endeavors and departmental life, provide academic and professional development opportunities, and fund student research and travel. Through the organization of social and departmental events, we aim to foster and grow an academic community comprised of participation from all cohorts. GSHAAA also plans a variety of programs aimed at providing mentorship to new students, navigating degree requirements, and preparing for professional life beyond BU.

Current BU students can visit our student-run website to learn more about GSHAAA and access our shared resources.

2023/2024 GSHAAA Officers:

Departmental Positions:

    What We Do

    In addition to providing social, professional, and financial support for HAA graduate students, GSHAAA members are also responsible for running the following special events and organizations:

    Graduate Symposium in the History of Art & Architecture

    We organize one of the longest-running graduate student symposiums in the country, The Mary L. Cornille (GRS’87), Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of Art & Architecture. Following a call for papers, presentations are juried, and selected graduate students from around the world come together to share their work on a Saturday during the spring semester.
    Symposium Coordinators: Shannon Bewley & Colleen Foran

    HAA Guest Lecture Series

    Sponsored by the Boston University Center for the Humanities, the HAA Guest Lecture Series brings together historians of art, architecture and material culture specializing in diverse fields and genres. Prominent scholars are invited to share their latest research with the BU community in a lecture followed by Q&A.

    HAA Guest Lecture Series Coordinators: Renée Brown & Morgan Snoap


    Founded in 2014, SEQUITUR is a scholarly art and architectural history journal edited by graduate students from BU’s Department of History of Art & Architecture. This open-access, online journal features articles written by graduate students, but we hope to reach a much wider audience. We solicit proposals from students at other universities as well as our own, and contributions include the latest exhibition and book reviews, interviews, scholarly essays, and more.

    Senior Editors: Toni ArmstrongDanarenae Donato, & Hannah Jew
    Junior Editors: Open
    MA Editorial Assistant: Open