The Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History, sponsored and shared by the departments of art and art history at The University of Alabama and The University of Alabama at Birmingham, alternates campuses each year.

The 24th Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History will be held March 1, 2019, on UA’s campus. The symposium’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Catherine Zuromskis, Assistant Professor of Fine Art in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology. The faculty has put out a call for graduate paper proposals and undergraduate poster presentations here.

The 23rd Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History was held February 23, 2018 on UAB’s campus. For information about the program, go here:

The 22nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History  was held March 3, 2017 on UA’s campus. The keynote speaker was Dr. Kristin Schwain, Associate Professor of American Art in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Missouri.

Download the 2017 symposium program
2017 Presenters, Abstracts and Posters Sessions
Harrison Award for Excellence in Research

Dr. Nancarrow introduces grad student Pat Causey at the 2010 art history symposium. UA and UAB art history students talk before the symposium Art history grad student Mary Benefield presented "Gendered Spaces and Places" While visiting the Met in New York, senior art history major Brad Hahn got to see the Italian cassone he had studied in Dr. Tanja Jones' Italian Renaissance class.

The Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History provides a forum for the presentation of graduate student research drawn from all areas of art history. The symposium also features a keynote lecture by a leading scholar of art history. Previous speakers have included Paul Barolsky (Italian Renaissance art), Allison Kettering (Dutch Baroque art), Michael Yonan (18th-19th century European art), and Graham Boettcher, the William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art. The symposium alternates campuses each year.

The Master of Arts degree in art history is offered jointly by The University of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The MA degree in art history prepares students for further academic study at the doctoral level or for professional careers in teaching, museums, galleries and other arts-related fields. Students may enroll on either campus and must take at least 6 hours of course work on the other campus.

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