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Shawon Kinew Selected as 2020-21 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

May 28, 2020

Shawon Kinew has been named a 2020–2021 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, joining an impressive class whose work will span the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts.

As the 2020–2021 Shutzer Assistant Professor, Kinew will pursue an individual project in a community dedicated to exploration and inquiry, completing her book manuscript Baroque Softness: Melchiorre Cafà and the...

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CAA News Today: An Interview with Suzanne Blier

May 27, 2020

In 2019, Suzanne Preston Blier, professor of African art at Harvard University and former president of CAA, published a major book on Picasso’s use of global imageryPicasso’s Demoiselles: The Untold Origins of a Modern Masterpiece. In addition to its scholarship the book is groundbreaking for its reliance on fair use, the principle within US copyright law that permits free reproduction of copyrighted images under certain conditions. CAA led the way among visual arts groups in calling for...

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Two HAA Seniors Win Hoopes Prizes

May 22, 2020

HAA graduating seniors Lisa Zheng and Gavin Bernard Moulton have won 2020 Thomas Temple Hoopes Prizes, for their theses “Yes She Can: Female Artistic Production in Parisian Art Markets, 1737–1820” and “Şişli Mosque: The Changing Aesthetics and Politics of Mosque Building, Restoration, and Calligraphy in the Turkish Republic, 1923– 1957” respectively.

In addition to recognizing students' "excellence in undergraduate work," the Hoopes Prize also...

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New PhD Graduates at HAA

May 22, 2020

Please join us in congratulating our recent PhD graduates.

We asked our new graduates to provide a brief reflection on their time at HAA, including their research focus, fondest memories, and what their future plans are. These are reproduced in full below. For more information, please visit the HAA Instagram page.

Victoria Addona: "Victoria's research focuses on architecture's intersections with the figural arts and technical sciences in late sixteenth-century Italy. Her dissertation, "Bernardo Buontalenti and the...

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[5/12/2020] Travel Advisory Update

May 12, 2020
"Dear Members of the Harvard Community,

Given the prolonged public health uncertainty across the United States and around the world, we are writing with updated domestic and international travel guidance.

University-related travel, both international and domestic, is prohibited until further notice and should not be planned or scheduled at this time. This applies to all community members—students, faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and other academics. We encourage you to explore creative options for...

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New Publication: Jeffrey Hamburger (Ed.), "The Liber ordinarius of Nivelles (Houghton Library, MS Lat 422): Liturgy as Interdisciplinary Intersection."

May 12, 2020

Throughout the Middle Ages, the religious women of Nivelles Abbey governed one of the most venerable and powerful ecclesiastical institutions in the Holy Roman Empire, which played a critical role, not only as the center of the cult of St Gertrude, but also as a lynchpin in the power politics of the empire. The recent discovery of the oldest surviving manuscript from the abbey, its Liber ordinarius, thus represents a significant addition to knowledge, not only of Nivelles' liturgy and the development of the cult of its patron saint, but also of...

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