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Professor Shawon Kinew

Harvard Gazette, "Another long-overdue reckoning for America" - an interview with Professor Shawon Kinew

July 31, 2020

Professor Shawon Kinew was interviewed by the Harvard Gazette on the subject of the recent Supreme Court ruling affirming that a large portion of eastern Oklahoma remains Native American Lands, specifically, the land of the Muskogee (Creek) Nation, and the name change of the NFL franchise in Washington, D.C.

 

"This is a moment to reckon with the history of American land, how it was seized, how it was tilled, and the human toll of these practices.

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EURYDICE GEORGANTELI

Professor Eurydice Georganteli: Biography of a Cultural Route

July 30, 2020

Professor Eurydice Georganteli, lecturer in the history of art and architecture and managing editor of the Digital Atlas of Roman & Medieval Civilizations (DARMC) at Harvard University, is currently a visiting scholar in Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks. Her recent talk, “Whose Culture? Archaeology, Byzantine Studies, and Modernity along Egnatia, 1864–1923,” introduced one of the oldest routes of cultural exchange.

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HAA Alum Akili Tommasino interviewed by WBUR: "5 Museum Curators Share The Artwork They’ve Missed The Most"

July 30, 2020

 Akili Tommasino, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and HAA alumn, recently spoke with WBUR about the artwork he misses the most from the MFA collections during the pandemic shutdown.

“Born in British Guiana (present-day Guyana) and a fixture in the 1960s NYC art scene, Frank Bowling challenged his contemporaries, embracing the technicolor hues and gestural nature of abstract painting when pop art and minimalism ruled the scene. Much of Bowling’s work hearkens to his transatlantic identity — “...

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New Publication by Trevor Stark, "Total Expansion of the Letter: Avant-Garde Art and Language After Mallarmé"

June 26, 2020

HAA alum Trevor Stark (PhD 2016) has recently published his first book "Total Expansion of the Letter: Avant-Garde Art and Language After Mallarmé" (MIT Press, 2020). Stark is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Calgary and the 2020-21 Naomi Lacey Fellow at the Calgary Institute of the Humanities.

At the outset of the twentieth century, language became a visual medium and a philosophical problem for European avant-garde artists. In Total Expansion of the Letter, art historian Trevor Stark offers a provocative history of this “linguistic turn...

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Kevin Lotery named Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at Boston College

June 24, 2020

Congratulations to HAA alumn Kevin Lotery, who will be taking up the position of Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art in Europe & the Americas in the Art, Art History, and Film Department at Boston College. Kevin also recently published his first book "The Long Front of Culture: The Independent Group and Exhibition Design."

Synopsis: "In 1950s London, a cadre of young artists, theorists, and popular culture aficionados known as the Independent Group (IG) came together for a series of pressing meetings. Their humble...

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Letter by David J. Roxburgh, Chair, on behalf of the Faculty and Staff of HAA

June 18, 2020

Dear Members of the HAA Community,

We, the Faculty and Staff of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture (HAA), affirm this truth: Black Lives Matter.

The past several weeks have been painful beyond measure, and it is difficult to put into words the sense of outrage and sadness we feel from the acts of intolerable and violent racism culminating with the recent police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Rayshard Brooks, Sean Monterrosa, and the many others whose lives have...

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Jabber Softphone - receive your office calls from home

June 8, 2020

Jabber Softphone:

  • Replaces desk set with a softphone applicaiton on your mobile or desktop device of your choice
  • Place & receive calls on your published Harvard phone line on your mobile device or desktop/laptop:
    • While in the office, at home, traveling or during office relocations 
    • While working in flex workspace
  • Allows calls to be placed and received on the Harvard network, no cost to the user’s personal devices and home services (Long distance & International calls...
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[6/8/2020] - Email Extension for Graduating Students

June 8, 2020

In recognition of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis, HUIT is extending email accounts for College and GSAS students who are graduating this May from 230 to 365 days. This extension will apply retroactively to earlier graduates in this academic year, as well.

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