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Recap: 35th Annual Graduate Symposium

Published October 8, 2017


Congratulations to all who participated in our 35th Annual Graduate Symposium on October 6th & 7th, 2017.  Graduate students from ten universities presented and discussed their research with FSU students, faculty, and community members. The Symposium keynote address, part of our Thursby Visiting Scholars Lecture Series, was delivered this year by Edward J. Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of the History of Art, New York University. Professor Sullivan presented “Samba as Metaphor: Performativity in Brazilian Art 1960s–1990s.”

Special congratulations go to Nancy Karrels, who won this year’s Günther Stamm prize for originality and presentation for her paper “Spolia and Memory in Post-Revolutionary France.”  For a complete list of this year’s talks, see the program.

Symposium participants 2017
2017 Symposium Participants

Alex Czajkowski, Case Western Reserve University
Madeline Drace, Tufts University
Jennifer Ehlert, Harvard University Extension School
Maggie Finnegan, Boston University
Julia Kershaw, Florida State University
Mariana Gómez Fosado, University of South Florida
María Beatriz H. Carrión, Tulane University
Erin Hein, Case Western Reserve University
Colleen O’Reilly, University of Pittsburgh
Nancy Karrels, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Tamara Mason, Temple University
D. Bryan Schaeffer, Florida State University 


The Symposium is hosted annually by the FSU Art History graduate students and faculty and managed by the Symposium Coordinator, Prof. Doron Bauer, with the assistance of the graduate Art History Association officers.  This year’s officers, who also served as session chairs, are Britt Boler, Alexis Assam, and Lauren Hall.

AHA officers (L–R) Lauren Hall, Alexis Assam, Britt Boler

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 under the editorial direction of Allys Palladino-Craig, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts.  Athanor is 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 the Museum of Fine Arts Communications Coordinator.   The Table of Contents of every issue is available here: ToC, Athanor I – XXXV.

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