UA and UAB art history faculty announced winners of the Harrison Award for Excellence in Research – Graduate Paper Presentation and Undergraduate Poster Presentation during 22nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History on March 3, 2017. UA alumna Erin Hein, now a graduate student in art history at Case Western Reserve University, was awarded first place for her paper presentation, “Uncovering Roman Activity at the Aquae Apollinares through The Vicarello Goblet.” In 2016, Hein received the BA in art history and BS in chemistry from UA. She was awarded a highly competitive, six-week art conservation internship at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum.

Erin Hein Sarah Faulkner Nadia DelMedico

First place for the Harrison Award for Excellence in Research – Undergraduate Poster Presentation went to Sarah Faulkner, a graduate student in art history at UAB, for her poster presentation,“The Crux of Cultural Crossroads: Indigenous Elements in the Mahabat Maqbara.” The Harrison Award was begun in 2015 by Jim Harrison III, to recognize excellence in art history research. More information about this year’s symposium is here.

Harrison Award for Excellence in Research — Graduate Paper Presentation

First Place: Erin Hein (Case Western Reserve) “Uncovering Roman Activity at the Aquae Apollinares through The Vicarello Goblet.”
Runners Up  

  • Margaret Hankel (UGA) for “The Photographer as Author: Albert Renger-Patzsch and Die Welt ist schön
  • Rebecca Teague (UA) for “Nanni di Banco’s St Luke as a Statement Against Albizzi Control”
Harrison Award for Excellence in Research — Undergraduate Poster Presentation

First Place: Sarah Faulkner (UAB) “The Crux of Cultural Crossroads: Indigenous Elements in the Mahabat Maqbara”
Second Place:

  • Nadia DelMedico (UA) “Too Close to Home: The History of Slavery on The University of Alabama’s Campus”

Runners Up:

  • Sommer Hallquist (UA) “Images of Antichrist within Bible moralisée Codex Vindobonensis 2554, Vienna, Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek” 
  • Rachel Polaniec (Case Western Reserve) “To Engage, Educate, and Entertain: Living History Museums and the Visitor Experience”

Rebecca Teague profile picture Erin Hein and Rachel Polaniec Sommer Hallquist