The 13th annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Conference at The University of Alabama was scheduled just as the coronavirus epidemic spread around the world in March 2020. The conference moved to an online format as the campus transitioned to remote instruction in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, so that students were still able to present their research virtually. The department of art and art history recognizes the work of our participating majors.
Taylor Nelson, a double major in marketing and art history, created a research poster, “China-Africa Relations Through Cold War Propaganda,” under the direction of Dr. Wendy Castenell and Dr. Tanja Jones.
Lydia McCollum, an art history major in the accelerated masters program (AMP), created a research poster, “Women, Sin, and Vice along the Pilgrimage Routes to Santiago de Compostela,” under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Feltman. The research was part of McCollum’s work in the MEMES (Medieval and Early Modern European Studies) minor and was McCollum’s Capstone Research Project. This fall, McCollum will enter the MA program in art history at The University of Alabama with a teaching assistantship.
The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Conference is hosted by UA’s Office for Undergraduate Research and the Office for Research and Economic Development.
For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in art history and studio art, visit our degree programs page.