Santa Clara University

Department of Art and Art History

Bay Area Undergraduate Art History Research Symposium

Each year undergraduate students from all over the bay area compete in the annual Bay Area Undergraduate Art History Research Symposium.  This event features our best Art History majors and their research projects. Schools participating include Dominican University of California, Saint Mary's College of California, Santa Clara University and the University of San Francisco.

2014 Bay Area Symposium at the de Young Museum (pdf)
5th Annual Bay Area Undergraduate Research Symposium in Art History (pdf)

Representative of SCU:

Marina MacLatchie ('15): "Decoding Decorative Density in Aesthetics of Santeria"
Faculty Advisor: Professor Kathleen Maxwell

2013 Bay Area Symposium at the de Young Museum (pdf) 

Representatives of SCU:

Elizabeth "Lucy" Morgan ('13): "Images of Labor: Reconstructing Masculinity and the Democratic hero in the Industrial Age"
Faculty Advisor: Professor Andrea Pappas

Lauren Alyse Walters ('13): "Reading Femininity: The Gendered Culture of Reading in Victorian Era America"
Faculty Advisor: Professor Andrea Pappas

2012 Bay Area Symposium at the de Young Museum (pdf)



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Representatives of SCU:

Hilary Schmidt ('12): Mysteries of the Olmec: Offering No. 4 from La Venta

Natalie Ganem ('12): Heroism in Musha-e and Senso-e

2011 Art History Research Symposium at the University of San Francisco (pdf) 

Representatives of SCU:

James Giacchetti ('11): "Cultural Exchange During the Meiji Reconstruction"

Denise Bennett ('10): "Westward the Star of Empire Takes Its Way: Imagined Communities and the Consumption of Images of the West in Late Nineteenth Century American Visual Culture"

 

 
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