Annual Art History Conference

5th Annual Concordia Undergraduate Art History Conference

“Art, the Sacred, and the Profane.”

February 12th and 13th 2016
York Amphitheatre
EV Building, 1515 rue Sainte-Catherine


The Annual Concordia Undergraduate Art History Conference, coordinated by students in the Department of Art History, provides a unique environment for students to share their own research with the Concordia community and with participants from universities across Canada. Entering its fifth year, the conference is for the third time being organized under the auspices of the Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History, a peer-reviewed publication that is entering its twelfth year. In its past four iterations, the conference has allowed students to gain valuable experience presenting their work in front of their peers – an experience that is invaluable to any student considering further education at the graduate level.

The theme for this year’s conference is Art, the Sacred, and the Profane. Students from local universities will present papers that address the multi-faceted and complex relationship between the religious, the sacrilegious, and art. The variety of topics, approaches, and methodologies that make up the program you now hold in your hands is witness to the cutting-edge research that takes place at the undergraduate level.

This year, in collaboration with the Art Matters Festival, we have invited practicing student artists to present their work as it engages with ideas of sacredness and profanity.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors. This year’s conference would not have been possible without the support offered by the Department of Art History, the Concordia Council on Student Life, the Fine Arts Student Alliance, and the Concordia Student Union.

For more information, please consult the program.

Past Conferences