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Last Call for Papers: 34th Annual FSU Art History Graduate Symposium

Published June 4, 2016

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Only one week left to submit abstracts for our 34th Graduate Student Symposium, which we will host on on October 7th & 8th, 2016 here in 2005 WJB.  This annual scholarly and social event brings together graduate students from programs around the country for presentation and discussion of their research.

Students are invited to present 20-minute papers, each followed by critical discussion with students, faculty, and visiting scholars. The keynote address is delivered by a visiting scholar as part of the Thursby Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series. Recent keynote speakers have included Richard Shiff, W.J.T. Mitchell, Maria Gough, John T. Paoletti, and Claire Farago. This year’s keynote speaker is Barbara E. Mundy, Professor of Art History at Fordham University. Professor Mundy specializes in Pre-Columbian America, Sixteenth-century Mexico, Latin American art, and Cartography.

We invite graduate students to submit abstracts of papers from any area of the history of art, architecture, and cultural heritage studies. Paper sessions will take place on Friday afternoon, October 7th, and Saturday, October 8th, with each paper followed by critical discussion. Papers presented at the Symposium are also considered for inclusion in Athanor, an internationally- distributed journal published by the FSU Museum of Fine Arts Press in the College of Fine Arts.

The deadline for submitting abstracts (maximum 500 words) is June 15, 2016. Please include the title of the talk and current level of graduate study.

Send the abstract by email to:
Dr. Doron Bauer, Symposium Coordinator

Papers presented at the Symposium are considered for publication in Athanor, an internationally distributed periodical published annually by the FSU Museum of Fine Arts Press and distributed to more than 300 departments and libraries. To have your institution included on the distribution list or to request a copy of an issue or article, please contact Communications Coordinator Elizabeth McLendon.   The Table of Contents of every issue is available here: ToC, Athanor I – XXXIII.


2015 Symposium Participants

Keynote Speaker: Claire Farago, Professor of Renaissance Art, Theory, & Criticism at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Devon Baker, Temple University
Isabel Bartolome, Rutgers University
Chanda Laine Carey, University of California, San Diego
Jessie Chen, Savannah College of Art and Design
Tania Kolarik, University of North Texas
Laura Libert, Florida State University
J Barrington Matthews, College of William and Mary
Beth Pugliano, Boston University
Asiel Sepúlveda, Southern Methodist University
Grayson Van Beuren, Virginia Tech
Nicole Ashley Vance, Brigham Young University
Lesley Anne Wolff, Florida State University



Participants in the 33rd Annual Art History Graduate Symposium with student organizers Lexie Lobaina, Albena Maslinkova, and Ally Hitte; department chair Adam Jolles; Symposium coordinator Doron Bauer; director of graduate studies Stephanie Leitch; and keynote scholar Claire Farago.


Photos below courtesy of Katie Logue
Photos below courtesy of Kevin Zhou