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The Annual Student Symposium & Essay Prize

The 14th Annual History of Art and Architecture Student Symposium and Essay Prize

Student Symposium and Essay Prize Announcement
Tuesday March 12th, 2019, 6:00 PM

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’s symposium will include 1) short presentations of longer senior theses that have been written by students in the History of Art and Architecture Capstone course, 2) the awarding of an essay prize for the best paper written for the Capstone course, and 3) the awarding of an essay prize for the best paper written for any 300-level History of Art and Architecture course taken between Winter Quarter 2018 and Fall Quarter 2018, including Art Historical Theory and Methodology (HAA 290), Newberry Seminars directed by HAA faculty, and Independent Studies. The symposium will end with a celebratory reception.​

Capstone Essay Prize Submission Guidelines

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 March 7.

Non-Capstone Essay Prize Submission Guidelines

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 2018 and Fall Quarter 2018, 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 March 7.

Submissions will be considered 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.

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