Students who organize and host the art and archaeology graduate student conference, normally held in the spring, send a draft of the proposal of the conference/workshop and a budget to the department's graduate committee for approval each year by October 1 for spring a conference or May 1 for a fall conference. No conference planning may begin prior to the committee's approval. Responsibilities have typically included: designating a conference topic/title; drafting a call for papers and circulating it to other graduate programs; applying for funding from the Graduate School as well as other University academic departments; managing the departmental contribution of $4,000 allotted for the conference (in consultation with the Graduate Administrator); choosing and inviting keynote speakers in consultation with the faculty; reviewing submitted abstracts and inviting graduate student speakers; helping invited speakers arrange travel to and accommodation in Princeton; organizing a dinner for invited speakers; working with the Graduate Administrator to arrange catering services for the event; promoting the event on campus and beyond; and recruiting department students and/or faculty to serve as discussion moderators. Ideally, symposia and workshops should reflect the diversity of fields of the department.
Annual External Symposia
Annually, the department selects students to speak at the Frick Collection and the Barnes Foundation symposia. Students may submit abstracts for both symposia, but they may speak at only one. Since the rules for each symposium are somewhat different, the selection process is separate for the two talks. Open to enrolled graduate students only.
Frick Symposium on the History of Art
The Frick symposium, normally held on a Friday and Saturday in April, invites the Department of Art and Archaeology to select one student to represent Princeton. The symposium offers an opportunity for students to present original research in any field of art history in a public forum. Students must have the written approval of their adviser. There is no restriction on the subject matter of the paper, but it must not have been previously published or presented at any other symposium or conference. It need not be on the student's dissertation topic. Time limits for each paper are strictly enforced. Preference will be given to enrolled graduate students who have not presented previously at either the Frick or the Barnes symposium. The department will normally reimburse, with prior approval, student presenters for transportation expenses and one night's lodging.
Barnes Foundation Graduate Student Symposium/Philadelphia
This symposium brings together graduate students from nine mid-Atlantic colleges and universities to present current research in the field of art history. The Department of Art and Archaeology is able to select one student to represent Princeton. The date for this symposium usually falls in late March or early April. The symposium offers a good opportunity for students to present original insight or new interpretation of an art-historical work in a public forum. Students must have the written approval of her or his adviser. There is no restriction on the subject matter of the paper to be presented, although students whose research is interdisciplinary in nature are encouraged to apply. The paper selected must not have been previously published or presented at any other symposium or conference. It need not be on the student's dissertation topic. Time limits for each paper are strictly enforced. A faculty member, normally the student's adviser, must agree to be present at the symposium to introduce the department's speaker. Preference will be given to enrolled students who have not presented previously at either the Frick or the Barnes Symposium. The department will normally reimburse, with prior approval, student presenters for transportation expenses and one night's lodging.
A Graduate Lounge with mailboxes and a kitchenette is available for all use by grad students. Graduate students are responsible for cleaning up after themselves.
Copyright & Intellectual Property
The department strictly adheres to University policy regarding copyright and intellectual property.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services supports the psychological well-being of the Princeton University community and their services are available at no cost to currently enrolled Princeton students and their eligible dependents.
Davis International Center
The Davis International Center offers specialized support for international students and scholars at Princeton University. Their team of advisers can assist international students with questions about their immigration status.
The department maintains a listserv for informal correspondence among graduate students. To post to the listserv, email [email protected].
Replies to any message sent using the listserv will be sent to the entire group; to contact the sender only, reply directly in a separate email. To unsubscribe from the list at any time, send a blank email to [email protected]
Graduate Resources Sharepoint Site
A&A Graduate Resources is a digital resource library for students in the department. In the Generals folder, students can find PDFs of selected texts. This folder has subfolders separated by field, and each field's subfolder has an Excel document that functions as a catalog of the contents. The site also contains examples of successful fellowship and job applications. The site is meant to be dynamic and helpful at various stages of grad students’ academic careers, so please feel free to return often. Additional contributions are also appreciated as we continue to grow this resource for current and future A&A students.
University Health Services
Medical Services are provided by University Health Services in the McCosh Health Center.