Senior Independent Work

The senior thesis represents the most sophisticated original research and writing that you will undertake as an undergraduate at Princeton. In many cases, the area and topic that you select will influence the direction of your future professional career, and the relationship that you establish with your thesis adviser will be important for your admission to graduate and professional school and job placement. Even if you do not pursue a career in art history or archaeology, the skills that you develop in producing a thesis will be immensely useful in writing reports, evaluating data, problem solving, making policy evaluations, and so forth.

Independent Work offers advice regarding your thesis including picking a title, working with an adviser, and formatting the paper.

Senior Theses and Portfolios

Independent work including History of Art Theses and Practice of Art Portfolios

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Faith in Flux: Romano-British Religion in Archaeology and Epigraphy
Finding Ground: Exploring the American Terrain of the Center for Land Use Interpretation
First Impressions Matter: A New Behavioral Strategy to Model the Evolution of Cooperation in Everyday Trade in Ancient Pompeii and Viking Age Scandinavia
Fishing the Short Run
For Your Eyes Only: The Integration of Monastery and Museum at Meteora, Greece
From Cholera to COVID-19: A Framework for Analyzing the Visual Media of Communicable Disease Outbreaks
From Patchwork to Plane: The Quilts and Quilters of Gee's Bend
From Pedestal to Playscape: Isamu Noguchi's Playground Designs as an Expanded Field of Sculpture
From Pottery to Polygons: A Reconstruction and Exploration of the Gigantomachy
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Theses and Senior Shows (films, exhibitions, etc) sorted by year.  Use the Advanced Filter to choose a year to view.