Interdisciplinary Studies and Criminology dual major Brandon Perigard ’16 recently presented an art history research paper at the 8th Annual Undergraduate Art History Symposium, part of the 2016 Boston Visual Culture Consortium.
Hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts on April 16, it is an opportunity for students to learn more about art and to network with professionals who share an interest in art.
Brandon’s research paper, “The Political Iconography of Setil at Abydos: The Divine Wet Nurse”, focused on a topic of the ancient world. He took interest in this subject matter after completing a Learning Community course, “Power and Propaganda in the Ancient World”.
Encouraged by his professors to apply for the symposium, Brandon was one of seven students selected, by a committee, to present their papers on art history, visual culture and associated contexts.
Symposium founder Stuart Steck says students go through a highly competitive and rigorous selection process. A committee comprised of professors reviews 25 to 50 proposals and selects 6-8 students to present at the event every year.
“Stonehill prepared me for this opportunity by giving me a diverse education across several disciplines,” Brandon says. Furthermore, he says his major in ancient history and communication classes have helped him prepare for his career and credits “the incredible faculty for exemplifying true passion in the classroom for all things ancient and working with me throughout this process.”