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The Annual Student Symposium & Essay Prize

​The 17th Annual History of Art and Architecture Student Symposium and Essay Prize

​​Student Symposium and Essay Prize Announcement
5:00PM Friday, March 11th, 2022

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. These events also demonstrate the unique sense of community between students, faculty, and friends of the department.  

This year’s symposium will be held at the DePaul Art Museum. The schedule includes 1) short, conference-style PowerPoint presentations based on longer senior theses written by students in the majors-only, senior Capstone course, 2) a distinguished alumni is recognized and comments on all the student presentations, 3) the awarding of an essay prize for the best paper written for the Capstone course, and 4) the awarding of an essay prize for the best paper written for any 200-level or 300-level HAA course taken between Winter Quarter 2021 and Autumn Quarter 2021, including Art Historical Theory and Methodology (HAA 290), Newberry Seminars directed by HAA faculty, and Independent Studies.  

Capstone Essay Prize Submission Guidelines

To be considered, please submit online a clean copy of your final Capstone paper. The submission must include endnotes/footnotes, a bibliography, and properly cited illustrations. Failure to include any of these components will result in disqualification. Submissions are due February 28, 2022.

Non-Capstone Essay Prize Submission Guidelines

To be considered, please submit online a clean copy of a final paper written on any art history topic for a 200-level or 300-level History of Art and Architecture course taken between Winter Quarter 2021 and Autumn Quarter 2021, including Art Historical Theory and Methodology (HAA 290), Newberry Seminars directed by HAA faculty, and Independent Studies. The submission must include endnotes/footnotes, a bibliography, and properly cited illustrations. Failure to include any of these components will result in disqualification. Submissions are due February 28, 2022

Submissions will be judged by the Annual Essay Prize Committee, which consists of faculty in the Department of History of Art and Architecture. The selection of essay prize winners will be based on clarity and fluency of prose, strength of argument, soundness of methodology, and adherence to submission instructions.

Winners of the essay prize will be announced at the symposium. Attendance at the symposium is not required to submit a non-capstone paper to the competition.

If you have any questions about or problems with applying online, please contact Aylin Corona​.
 
To make a submission, please email your paper to Aylin Corona​. Please include ​the course, instructor, academic quarter, and if this is a capstone or non-capstone essay.