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Recap: 34th Annual FSU Art History Graduate Symposium

Published September 14, 2019


On October 7th & 8th, 2016 the Department of Art History will proudly host our 34th Graduate Student Symposium in room 2005 WJB. This annual event brings together graduate students from programs around the country for presentation and discussion of their research. These young scholars will 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.

View the Complete Symposium Program.

Paper sessions will take place on Friday afternoon, October 7th, and Saturday, October 8th, with each paper followed by critical discussion.  Professor Mundy will deliver the keynote address, “The Book Looks Back: Living Paper, Breathing Color, and Animate Material in the New World,” on Friday evening at 6 pm.  All talks will take place in room 2005 William Johnston Building and are open to the public.

The Symposium is hosted 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 serve as session chairs, are Jane Hamel, Stephanie Shaw, and Melissa Maichele.

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 – XXXIII.

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