Honors and Awards

Undergraduate Honors

Majors in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture should consult the Tufts Bulletin for liberal arts honors guidelines and the Senior Honors Thesis Program. When nominating seniors for honors, especially magna and summa, the department looks carefully at qualitative issues--performance in seminars, evidence of sophistication in work beyond the introductory level (e.g. work in advanced courses, senior thesis, independent study)--and not simply the quantitative criteria of GPA and A's earned.

Department Awards

History of Art and Architecture Prize
Each year the Department of the History of Art and Architecture awards a prize to a graduating senior who has demonstrated a combination of superior academic achievement in course work and independent study, and commitment to the field through participation in relevant activities beyond the classroom, such as work, internships or exhibitions, study abroad, and involvement with professional groups. Attention is given to the number, range and level of classes taken in the History of Art and Architecture, performance in FAH 100 (our capstone course), and to the quality of written work produced throughout. Selection is by faculty vote, and advisors are responsible for recommending candidates.

Architectural Studies Prize
The Architectural Studies Prize is awarded annually to a senior major in architectural studies who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to the field of architectural studies. The prize is supported by the memorial fund for Margaret Henderson Floyd, professor of art and architectural history.

Madeline Harrison Caviness Prize
The Department of the History of Art and Architecture has established the Madeline Harrison Caviness Prize in honor of our esteemed senior colleague. This prize will be awarded annually to the undergraduate major whose senior honors thesis merits recognition for its intellectual rigor, creativity, and scholarly promise.

Graduate Student Award

The Rhonda Saad Graduate Prize in Art History
The Rhonda Saad Graduate Prize in Art History recognizes amongst graduating master's students in Art History or Art History/Museum Studies outstanding academic excellence in art history, as well as related achievement in teaching, research, museum work, or community involvement. The award is established in memory of Rhonda Saad MA'08, with the generous assistance of Rhonda's classmates.