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Each year, the History of Art Department hosts an annual symposium, allowing students from any discipline to present their art-historical research.
2019-2020 symposium • october 26, 2020
- Alexandru Zaharia - "From Pagoda to Skytree: Ideology Fostering Science in Japanese Architecture"
- Tatyana Andreeva - "China for Sale: Porcelain as a Means of Critique on Consumerism"
- Zhiyao Zhang - "The Tragicomedy of a Piano Made in a Steel Factory"
2018-2019 symposium • April 18, 2019
- Alura Leet - "Queen Mother of the West vs. Confucius: A Foreign Myth and Han State Ideology"
- Sonisai Long - "Kung Fu Hustle Culture Hustle: Cinematic Clash of East and West"
- Donvu Le - "Ip Man Martial Art Master as a Philosopher-Gentleman"
- Xingyu Gu - "Have a Nice Day: Realism vs Fantasy in Chinese Animation"
2017-2018 symposium • april 4, 2018
- Kaylee Hennessey - "The Book of the People: The Popol Vuh in Maya Life"
- Abygayl Marsh - "The Enemy Has No Face"
- Michael Aiello - "Farewell My Concubine / Hello My Self"
- Rose Wiklund - "The Aztec Legacy in Contemporary Mexican Art"
2016-2017 symposium • april 12, 2017
- Jayme Horne - "Reconsidering Thir Gender in the Ancient Maya World"
- Anh Quynh Tran - "Sun Goddess, Virgin Mary, and the Skeleton in the Closet"
- Anagha Prasan - "Examining Southeast Asia's Most Notorious Art Dealer"
2015-2016 Symposium • April 6, 2016
- Paul Fitzgerald - The Garden of Earthly Delights as Habsburg-Burgundian Spectacle
- Felix Kauffman - "Wa Complex: An Analysis of Japan's Identity"
- Rebecca Morrison - "Walid Raad: Fiction's Truth, from Archive to Imagination"
- John Valeriani - "Jan Svankmajer's Dimensions of Dialogue: Post Soviet Ideological Exposure"
2014-2015 Symposium • April 22, 2015
- Cole Wuilleumier - "Justifying Identities: Art Repatriation and the Universal Museum"
- Molly O'Neill - "A World of Glass"
- Andrew Rondinone - "Regarding Ed Ruscha's Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass"
- Brett Schneider - "Clash of Hokusai Spirit, Shogun, and Emperor"
2013-2014 Symposium • April 9, 2014
- Sebastian Francis-Burnell - "Deep Roots, Heavy Fruits: The Grave Realism in Japanese Anime"
- Terese Raschel Lukey - "Living Wampanoag: The Art of Reclaiming the Wôpanâak Language"
- Emily Watlington - "Aby Warburg and Marcel Duchamp: A Microcosm of Radical Western Modernism"