Santa Clara University

Department of Art and Art History

Art History Student Research Symposium

Each year in May the Department of Art & Art History hosts their annual Art History Student Research Symposium and Research Paper Prize at the de Saisset Museum. The symposium features presentations of our best student research. The winners of the Research Paper Prize is announced in June at the departmental end-of-year BBQ and Awards Ceremony.

de saisset symposium

Congratulations to all our Art History Student Research Symposium Award and Paper Prize recipients!

2013-14

The Tenth Annual Art History Student Research Symposium Program (pdf)
  • Katie Peairs, '14, Art History Research Paper Prize "Why Have There been No Great Women Comic-Book Artist?"
  • Samira Almendras, '14 - Best Presentation at the 2014 SCU Art History Student Research Symposium

2012-13

The Ninth Annual Art History Student Research Symposium Program (pdf)
  • Jiin (Sandy) Lin, '13: Best Presentation at the 2013 SCU Art History Research Symposium for "Chen Jin: Bodies Blurring Boundaries"
  • Sebastian Turner, '13: Best Art History Research Paper for "The Suffragist and the Discourse of Womanhood"
  • Jiin (Sandy) Lin, '13: Best Art Historiography Paper for "The Politics of Art Criticism: Vasari and Berenson on Dominico Ghirlandaio"
2011-12

The Eighth Annual Art History Student Research Symposium Program (pdf)

  • Julia Detweiler, '12: Art History Research Symposium, First Place
  • Sebastian Turner, '13: Art History Research Paper, First Place
  • Melanie Peluso, '14: Art History Research Paper, Honorable Mention

2010-11

The Seventh Annual Art History Student Research Symposium Program (pdf)

  • Jamie Coakley, '11: Art History Research Symposium, First Place
  • Brittany Eames, '11: Art History Research Paper, Tied for First
  • Danielle Pirelli, '11: Art History Research Paper, Tied for First

2009-10

The Sixth Annual Art History Student Research Symposium Program (pdf)

  • Elaine Carreon, '10: Art History Research Symposium, First Place
  • Mary Hayes, '10: Art History Research Paper, First Place
  • Aaron Cator, '10: Art History Research Paper, Honorable Mention
  • Denise Bennett: Art History Research Paper, Recognition of Special Research Accomplishment

Prior Art History Student Research Symposiums (2005-2009)

Qualifications:

 - If you received an A or A- on a presentation or paper in an upper division Art History course taken at Santa Clara University last Spring, Fall or Winter quarters, you are eligible to apply for the Research Symposium.

 - If you received an A or A- on a paper in a course taken during that same period, you are eligible to apply for the Research Paper Prize.

 - You need not be a senior or an Art History major to participate. We encourage and welcome submissions from all class levels and all disciplines.

More information regarding the submission process will be available the first week of Spring Quarter. Check with the Department of Art and Art History for submission deadlines. 

 

 
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