Call for Papers: 28th Annual UA/UAB Graduate Student Symposium in Art History 

The University of Alabama and The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Joint Program for the MA in Art History announces:

The 28th Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History 

Hosted by The University of Alabama

Friday, March 31, 2023 

At The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Birgit Hopfener 

Dr. Hopfener is Associate Professor of Art History, Ruth and Mark Phillips Professor (2021-2023), and Confucius Chair at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Her research and teaching is situated in the field of critical global art history with a regional expertise in Chinese art.  

View photos of this year’s symposium on Flickr.

Call for Papers 

The faculty of UA and UAB invite students currently working towards an MA in Art History to submit abstracts (250-word) for 20 min. papers to be presented at our 28th Annual Graduate Student Symposium. We welcome papers that represent research from any area in the History of Art, Architecture, Museum or Cultural Studies. Notification of acceptance will be sent in early January 2023. The symposium will take place in person at The University of Alabama campus on Friday, March 31, 2023, with a few spots for virtual participation. Considerations for virtual participation will take into account the location of the presenter upon acceptance of the abstract. 

Please send the abstract and CV by December 16, 2022 to:
Dr. Doris Sung,
Symposium Committee Chair

Undergraduate Poster Session Proposals 

To encourage the work of emerging scholars in the discipline, we also invite undergraduate art history majors to submit proposals for presentations of senior-level or thesis work in a poster session, to be held during the day of the Symposium.  Proposals should consist of a 250-word abstract regarding the project and be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the student’s advisor or major professor. Please submit completed Undergraduate Poster proposals by December 16, 2022 to Dr. Tanja Jones: Notification of acceptance will be sent in early January 2023. Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jones with questions. 

More about our Graduate Student Symposia in Art History.

More information about UA’s graduate program in art history.