Undergraduate Honors and Awards

In order to qualify for departmental honors, students must have a GPA of at least 3.7 in classes for the major and have submitted a senior theses of distinction. The faculty of the Department of Art History and Archaeology submits recommendations to the College Committee on Honors for confirmation. Normally no more than ten percent of the graduating majors in the department receive departmental honors.

2015-16 Honors and Awards

Departmental Honors went to the following students:

Jacob Ian Gagne, CC ‘16

Aidan Timothy Mehigan, CC ‘16

Kady Min Pu, CC ‘16

The Senior Thesis Prize was awarded to Eleanor Crimmins Goerss for: “Fragmented Temple & Maiden Intact: The Art of Sanctuary and Sermon Book in the Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam Begijnhof” (Sponsor: Diane Bodart)

All senior thesis writers were awarded The Meyer Schapiro Book Prize for Excellence in Art History:

Megan Elizabeth Baker: “Peinte par elle-même: The Digital Reassertion of Female Artistic Style in Eighteenth-Century France” (Sponsor: Anne Higonnet)

Eyvana Maria Bengochea: “From Stalin to the Surrealists: Connecting Exhibition Practice Between the Wars in France and Germany” (Sponsor: John Rajchman)

Sean Stephen Brian Delanty: “On UFO Photography” (Sponsor: Branden Joseph)

Jacob Ian Gagne: “Meat Monumentalized: The Slaughterhouses of Francisco Salamone” (Sponsor: Barry Bergdoll)

Eleanor Crimmins Goerss: “Fragmented Temple & Maiden Intact: The Art of Sanctuary and Sermon Book in the Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam Begijnhof” (Sponsor: Diane Bodart)

Kolleen Alexandra Ku: “Figuring Sensation: Kazimir Malevich’s Late Figurative Paintings (1926-1935)” (Sponsor: John Rajchman) 

Aidan Timothy Mehigan: “Toward a Benedictine Architecture: The Campus of Portsmouth Abbey, 1952-present” (Sponsor: Barry Bergdoll) 

Kady Min Pu: “Taming The Bull: Bull-Leaping in the Ancient Mediterranean” (Sponsor: Ioannis Mylonopolos)

Sofia Silva: “Guillermo Kuitca’s Produced Space in the Age of Globalization” (Sponsor: Kellie Jones)

Past Senior Thesis Prize Recipients

Martha Scott Burton, CC ‘15, for "To Suffer a Sea-Change: The Afro-Future Female and the Aquatic in Ellen Gallagher's Watery Ecstatic"
Sponsor: Kellie Jones

Shirlynn Sham, CC ‘14, for “A Shocking Split: Intrusions of the Phatasmagoric into the Embodied Perceptual Model”
Sponsor: Jonathan Crary

Isabel J. Losada Sabando, CC ‘13, for “Pilgrimage and the New Jerusalem: A Reconstruction of the Enameled Plaques of St. Martin's Cathedral in Ourense, Spain”
Sponsor: Holger Klein

Laura Waelbroeck, CC ‘12, for “Furnishing Gentility: Jacques Seligmann and the Marketing of Decorative Arts, 1880-1923”
Sponsor: Anne Higonnet

Elisabeth Stephan, GS ‘12, for “A Spectre upon the Threshold: The X-ray's Aesthetic Aperture into Modernity”
Sponsor: Anne Higonnet

James DeWille, CC ‘10, for “The Body in Jesús Soto: Movement, Participation, and Performance in Soto's Art, from Early Vibrations to the Penetrables”
Sponsor: Alexander Alberro