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

Applied Filters: First Letter Of Title: M Reset


MADAME CITRON, a film by Chanyoung Park
Made in Milan: Corporate Sponsorship in the Restoration of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
The Maiden and The Mirror: Considering Epigram and Image in Tandem on the Attic Grave Stele of Pausimache (390–380 B.C.E.)
The Making of a Magdalene: Caravaggio's Reconfiguration of Mary Magdalene's Image in Counter-Reformation Painting
Margaret Beimfohr '13
Margaret Craycraft '15
Maritza Juarez '14
Martens Monoprint: Graphic Design as a ‘Ghost Discipline’
Mary C. Thierry '12
Mary Lou Kolbenschlag '14
Maura O'Brien '14
Maximilian Li '13
Meaningful Beauty: Understanding Alfred Stevens’ Paintings
Megan Lui '14
Meghan Angelos '14
Melanie Szemis '15
Micol Spinazzi '13
The Midnight
The Missing Form of Asclepius: An Analysis of the Remaining and Rare Material Culture Pertaining to the Ancient Greek God of Medicine
Mohit Manohar '13
Monsanto as Image Maker: Feeding the World Lies
More than Fashion: The Early History of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute
Mortal Structures
MOTHER, HEALER, BARBARIC WARRIOR: The Multifaceted Role of Female Representation in Romano-British Religion and the Political Significance of Britannia Under Imperial Rome
My Painting is an Act of Decolonization: Viewing Wifredo Lam’s Vision of a Decolonial Future

Theses and Senior Shows (films, exhibitions, etc) sorted by year.  Use the Advanced Filter to choose a year to view.