Middle Atlantic Symposium


Middle Atlantic Symposium


Flight cancellations from North Carolina due to Thursday's winter storm have prevented the travel to the University of Maryland of our keynote speaker, Dr. Sheila Dillon. While we hoped to teleconference her in to deliver her talk as scheduled, concern for the safety of those traveling to campus Friday, especially along neighborhood roads where refreezing in bitter temperatures almost is certain, has led us to cancel this event. With apologies to all who looked forward to this signature event in our Department's annual calendar. Please do note that the Saturday Sessions of the Middle Atlantic Symposium at the National Gallery of Art will take place as scheduled.

The Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art have jointly sponsored the Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art since 1971.  The Symposium offers an opportunity not only for advanced graduate students to present their research to the public, but also to bring together the academic and museum communities in the greater Washington area.

Participating institutions are American University, Bryn Mawr College, Duke University, Emory University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, the Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, the University of Delaware, the University of North Carolina, the University of Virginia, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh, and Virginia Commonwealth University, seven of which join the University of Maryland to form each year's cohort.

The 45th Annual Sessions of the Symposium will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 6th and 7th, 2015, and will begin with a tea in the Atrium of the Art/Sociology Building at the University of Maryland at 5 pm on Friday, followed at 6 pm with the George Levitine Lecture. Dr. Sheila Dillon, Professor of Art History and Classical Studies at Duke University and editor of the American Journal of Archaeology, will deliver her lecture "Portrait Statues and the "Art Worlds" of Hellenistic Athens: Four Stories," followed by a dinner (by subscription). Students will present their papers the following day at the National Gallery of Art, where the Symposium will conclude with a reception. For the complete program, please see http://tinyurl.com/MAS2015_final_program

Registration for the dinner now has closed.

Selected previous Middle Atlantic Symposia programs

MAS 2014

MAS 2013

MAS 2012

MAS 2011

MAS 2010

MAS 2008

MAS 2007