Harold W. Forsyth, Ambassador of Peru has bestowed a Decoration of the Order “To Merit for Distinguished Services” in the Degree of “Great Cross”, upon Dr. Thomas B.F. Cummins Monday, December 12th, 2011.
International Conference on Mimar Sinan organized by Gülru Necipogğlu on behalf of the President of Turkey in Sinan's birthplace, Kayseri. Harvard presence in this event: Howard Burns, Gülru Necipoğlu, Cemal Kafadar, and Alina Payne.
Art historian John Max Rosenfield received this year’s Charles Lang Freer Medal in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the field of Asian art history. Rosenfield, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of East Asian Art, Emeritus, at Harvard University, became the thirteenth recipient of the award on April 12, 2012.