HASA Symposium: Art and the Nature of Change

When and Where

Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Online via Zoom


After having to cancel in March, the History of Art Students' Association is thrilled to bring you its Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium online!

This year's theme is Art and the Nature of Change and it will feature a keynote speech by Dr. Mark Cheetham on Climate Change in Art History.

This year’s symposium seeks to address the role of art and visual culture in influencing, reflecting, responding to, and giving meaning to moments of change. We invited undergraduates to explore how artists and art movements negotiate periods of political, technological, social, religious, institutional and environmental change through their interactions with artworks and with the culture of objects and museums. The theme of Art and the Nature of Change, as exemplified by the research of our eight contributors, is meant to highlight how art never functions independently from its environment and moment in history but rather evolves with it and often works to be a visual relic of what is temporal and ephemeral.

Due to COVID-19, the symposium will now take place on Saturday, October 10 from 12 to 3 PM on ZOOM. 

Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 619 845 8363
Passcode: hasa2020 

A schedule of the full symposium proceedings can be found on HASA's website.

If you have any specific questions about the event or need special accommodations do not hesitate to email us at hasa.uoft@gmail.com.

All are welcome to this event and we look forward to seeing you there!


History of Art Students' Association