Graduate students from colleges and universities around the United States and across the globe will participate in the 28th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, in-person and via Zoom, March 31, 2023.
Students from Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary; Temple University; Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia; University of Texas at Austin; from University of Louisville; University of Notre Dame; Southern Methodist University; and Case Western Reserve University, as well as the hosting schools, The University of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will present their current research in a variety of topics and approaches in art history, film and media studies, and related fields.
UA art history graduate students presenting are
- Tom Wegrzynowski “Charles Alston’s Doctor”
- Michele Taylor “William Aiken Walker and the Lost Cause: Romanticizing Slavery, Reconstruction, and the Antebellum South”
- Olivia Sims “Nazli Hanim’s Photographic Portraits of the 1880s: How Orientalist Representation Influenced an Egyptian Princess”
- Julie Weber “Female Self-Portraiture in Mid-Century Mexico: Rosa Rolanda and Her Use of Surrealism”
- Riley Balzer “Deconstructing Nazi Visual Politics, Symbolic Representations of Power, and The Savior Complex: Notre-Dame de Paris from 1940 to 1944”
At 4:45 p.m., Dr. Birgit Hopfener, associate professor of art history, Ruth and Mark Phillips Professor and Confucius Chair at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, will present “A Group Dance that Never Ends: A Pluriversal Approach to the Contemporary Art Exhibition ‘Continuum – Generation by Generation.’”
The lecture and the graduate presentations are free to attend but require pre-registration. For the symposium schedule and links to register, click here.
The 28th Annual Graduate Student Symposium is generously supported by The University of Alabama Department of Art & Art History, the College of Arts & Sciences, The Graduate School, College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Committee, Asian Studies, and Harrison Galleries LLC.
We invite attendees to use the hashtag #UAUABArtHistoryGradSymposium when posting on social media about the symposium.
For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in art history and studio art, visit our Degree Programs page.