The Undergraduate Art History Association (UAHA) gave several young scholars opportunities to share their research in the spring of 2018 through public presentations and their in-house online publication, the UAHA Codex.
On April 20, UAHA hosted their first-ever Undergraduate Art History Research Symposium, a chance for students to hone their presentation skills and discuss their scholarship with colleagues. Participants included Jaime Blanco (“Transnationalism in Contemporary Art between Latin America and the United States”), Madison Gilmore-Duffey (“Dating and Authorship of Lacoön and His Sons“), Emily Jones (“The Pumpkin: An Icon”), Chase van Tilburg (“Documenting the Past in Three Dimensions: The Digitization and Three-Dimensional Modeling of the John House Stereograph Collection”), and Hannah Wier (“Gracing the Stage or Attending a Ball: Reconsidering Subjest Matter in Marguerite Gerard’s Before the Masked Ball“). Wier writes, “I’m proud to be in a department that educates and encourages such ambitious and dedicated scholars.”
The 2018 UAHA Codex, published below, presents papers by six Art History majors, some of whom participated in the April symposium and some chosen by editors Meg Barrett and Madison Gilmore-Duffey. Previously known as the Zine, the publication was renewed and reimagined this year as the Codex. With this name the editors intend to suggest the permanence of historical codices and their function through time as a way to preserve and share information.
The Undergraduate Art History Associations Officers are Nat Jones (President, Spring 2017), Meg Barrett (Vice President, Codex Editor, and 2018-2019 President), Sumaya Ayad (Treasurer), Phoebe Scheidegger (Secretary), Madison Gilmore-Duffey (Codex Editor), and Maddy Bryant (Symposium Coordinator).