thesis research

A Gentlewoman in Verona: UA Graduate Student Researches In Italy

Sometimes there’s just no substitute for seeing the object you are studying first hand. For more than three semesters, from a graduate seminar in medieval cathedrals, to intensive thesis research, art history graduate student Rebecca Teague has focused on the sculpture programs of three 12th-century cathedrals in three small towns in northern Italy. She has

Art History Graduate Achieves Long-term Goal

Allison Springer is following a path she set for herself when she received degrees in apparel and textile design and marketing at UA ten years ago.   After Springer received the MS in marketing in 2006, she moved to New York City to work in fashion. For the next five years, Springer worked in the creative

Micah-Shea McKibben Defends MA Thesis on Botticelli

Micah-Shea McKibben successfully defended her MA thesis in art history, titled “Moving Beyond Beauty: Uncovering Sandro Botticelli’s Isis,” and graduated from The University of Alabama in December 2016. McKibben graduated cum laude from the University of South Alabama’s Honors Program in 2012 with a B.A. in art history and a minor in history. Her undergraduate

22nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History

About the 2017 Symposium   Photos: | 2017 Graduate Student Presentations and Keynote Speaker   Ariana Panbechi, George Washington University, “Projections of Prestige: Aristocratic Portraiture of Qajar Iran” Isabel Lee-Rosson, University of North Texas, “American Diplomacy and Lebanese Art, ca. 1970: Contextualizing Paul Guiragossian’s Exhibitions in the United States” Mariana Gómez, University of South Florida,

Online Catalog Features UA Art Resources

Image Resource Center student assistant Delilah Marshall recently catalogued her 915th item in The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History’s online catalog at, a crowd-sourced organizational tool. Marshall has spent the last two years building an online catalog to make departmental educational resources more accessible to art and art history faculty and students. Along with

Visiting an 11th-century church inspires student’s research.

Even though Lauren Eich just graduated from UA with a BA in art history, she is still hard at work researching the medieval architecture she loves. Last fall Lauren Eich (BA ARH 2014) took Dr. Tanja Jones’ Late Medieval Art History course and took on the research topic of the Abbey Church of St. Etienne in