The 13th Annual History of Art and Architecture Student Symposium and Essay Prize
Student Symposium and Essay Prize Announcement
Thursday May 10th, 2018, 4:15 - 7:00 PM
Submission Deadline: Thursday, April 12th, 2018 (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.
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 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). Transformation of your paper occurs 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.
Upon acceptance, the student is asked to convert the paper into a professional-level poster display (the equivalent of 5 double-spaced pages of text). This occurs 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 (HAA) course taken between Spring Quarter 2017 and Winter Quarter 2018, including Summer and December Sessions and Independent Studies. The deadline for submitting the proposal is April 12th. 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 2017 and Winter Quarter 2018, including Summer and December Sessions and Independent Studies. The deadline for submitting the paper is April 12th. 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.
Selections for the symposium will be decided by Tuesday, April 17th; the winners of the paper prize will be announced at the symposium reception.
April 12, by midnight
|Proposal submission deadline for Symposium presentation or poster and/or Essay Prize consideration. Find the link for submission below.
|Notification of Symposium submission status
|Dry-run practice of 8-9 minute presentation for all students giving a talk and a separate workshop on how to make a poster
|Annual Student Symposium, including announcement of 2018 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.