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The Annual Student Symposium & Essay Prize

The 16th Annual History of Art and Architecture Student Symposium and Essay Prize

​​Student Symposium and Essay Prize Announcement
5:00PM Friday, March 12th, 2021 (virtual)

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 entirely virtual (Zoom). 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 300-level HAA course taken between Winter Quarter 2019 and Fall Quarter 2019, 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 24th.

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 300-level History of Art and Architecture course taken between Winter Quarter 2019 and Fall Quarter 2019, 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 24th.

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 full symposium is expected of all students submitting papers for the essay prize.

If you have any questions about or problems with applying online, please contact Margaret Marnell.
 
To make a submission, apply online​.