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The Annual Plenary Lecture, Student Symposium & Essay Prize

The 11th Annual History of Art and Architecture Student Symposium and Essay Prize 
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Plenary Lecture
Thursday 12 May 2016, 6PM
Dr. Niall Atkinson, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Art History and the College​, University of Chicago: Two Bells, a Rock, and a Hammer: Noise and Silence in Renaissance Florence

Student Symposium and Essay Prize Announcement
Friday 13 May 2016, 11AM - 1PM

Submission Deadline: Friday 15 April 2016 (by midnight)

The Department of History of Art and Architecture sponsors an annual Plenary Lecture that is tied to the 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 annual program consists of four parts: the Plenary Lecture presented by a distinguished scholar in art history, student paper presentations in the symposium, the awarding of the essay prize, and a celebratory reception.

In the case of the essay prize, the selection of a winner will be based on clarity and fluency of the prose, strength of the argument, soundness of the methodology, and adherence to the instructions.  
 
In the case of the symposium presentations, papers are selected on the basis of the same criteria.  Upon acceptance, the student is asked to convert the paper into a polished, 10-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 performance, that takes place approximately one week prior to the symposium, and your own editing of the material. Attendance at the Thursday night plenary lecture is expected of all participants.
 
Submission Guidelines: Symposium Presentation
Please submit a 300-word abstract of a paper written on any art history topic for a 200- or 300-level HAA course taken between Spring Quarter 2015 and Winter Quarter 2016, including Summer and December Sessions and Independent Studies. 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 a clean copy of a final paper written on any art history topic for a 200- or 300-level HAA course taken between Spring Quarter 2015 and Winter Quarter 2016, including Summer and December Sessions and Independent Studies. 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.

Announcements
Selections for the symposium will be decided by Friday 22 April; the winners of the paper prize will be announced at the symposium. The date of the dry-run presentation practice is yet to be announced.

Friday​​
15 April​​
Submission deadline for Symposium and/or Essay Prize consideration
Friday​
22 April
​Notification of Symposium submission status
TBA ​Dry-run of 10-minute presentation for all Symposium participants
Thursday
​12 May
​Plenary lecture by Professor Niall Atkinson, University of Chicago Two Bells, a Rock, and a Hammer: Noise and Silence in Renaissance Florence
Friday
13 May
​Annual Student Symposium, including announcement of 2016 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.​