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The Annual Student Symposium & Essay Prize

The 12th Annual History of Art and Architecture Student Symposium and Essay Prize 

Student Symposium and Essay Prize Announcement
Thursday May 4, 2017, 4:15 - 7:00 PM

Submission Deadline: Thursday, April 6, 2017 (by midnight)

The Department of History of Art and Architecture sponsors an annual Student Symposium and Essay Prize, which bring greater visibility to the excellent academic work conducted by our students and shine a light on their achievements.  These events also deepen a sense of community between students, faculty, and friends of the department. This year the symposium program will consist of four parts:  1) paper presentations (talks), 2) poster session, 3) the awarding of the essay prize, and 4) a celebratory reception.

Selection Criteria:
Selection of student presentations and posters for the symposium, as well as the essay prize, will be based on the following qualities of the proposal:
clarity and fluency of the prose, strength of the argument, soundness of the methodology, and adherence to the instructions.  
 
1. Paper Presentation (Talk)
​Upon acceptance, the student is asked to convert the paper into a polished, 8 to 9- minute PowerPoint presentation (the equivalent of 5 double-spaced pages of text).  This will happen through a combination of steps that include conversation with your professor, a dry-run practice session that takes place approximately one week prior to the symposium, and your own editing of the material.

2. Poster
Upon acceptance, the student is asked to convert the paper into a polished poster display (the equivalent of 5 double-spaced pages of text).  This will happen through a combination of steps that include conversation with your professor, a poster-making information session prior to the symposium, and your own editing of the material.

3. Essay Prize
The selection of a winner of the essay prize will be based on clarity and fluency of the prose, strength of the argument, soundness of the methodology, and adherence to the instructions.


Proposal Submission Guidelines: Student Presentation or Poster at the Symposium
Please submit online a 300-word abstract of a paper written on any art history topic for a 200- or 300-level History of Art and Architecture course taken between Spring Quarter 2016 and Winter Quarter 2017, including Summer and December Sessions and Independent Studies. The deadline for submitting the proposal is April 6. On preparing the abstract, please follow this link. You may also want to consult with your professor regarding the final form and content of the abstract, although this is not required. You do not need to submit your paper for essay prize consideration in order to participate in the symposium.

Submission Guidelines: Essay Prize
Please submit online a clean copy of a final paper written on any art history topic for a 200- or 300-level History of Art and Architecture course taken between Spring Quarter 2016 and Winter Quarter 2017, including Summer and December Sessions and Independent Studies.  The deadline for submitting the paper is April 6. The submission must include title page, endnotes/footnotes, a bibliography, and properly cited illustrations. Failure to include any of these components will result in disqualification. You do not need to submit your paper for symposium consideration in order to be awarded the essay prize.

Attendance at the full symposium is expected of all participants.

Announcements
Selections for the symposium will be decided by Thursday, April 13; the winners of the paper prize will be announced at the symposium reception. The date of the dry-run presentation practice and poster workshop is yet to be announced.

Thursday​​
April 6
Proposal submission deadline for Symposium presentation or poster and/or Essay Prize consideration.  Find the link for submission below.
Thursday
April 13
​Notification of Symposium submission status
TBA ​Dry-run practice of 8-9 minute presentation for all students giving a talk and a separate workshop on how to make a poster
Thursday
May 4
​Annual Student Symposium, including announcement of 2017 Essay Prize winners and post-Symposium reception
If you have any questions about or problems with applying online, please contact Margaret Marnell.

To make a submission, apply online.​