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Art History Graduate Student Association

Concordia University’s Art History Graduate Student Association (AHGSA) endeavours to enhance the academic life of all graduate students involved in the study of art. Aside from promoting the research of students enrolled in the Art History, Humanities, and Special Individualized programs, AHGSA organizes social and academic events that foster dialogue and contribute to the development of its members’ graduate studies. AHGSA also provides a voice for its membership by sitting on various departmental committees.

One of AHGSA’s principal activities is the organization of an annual graduate student conference. The two-day conference is usually held in mid-March and features a keynote speaker. Recent conferences include Shifting Borders, on the notion of borders within visual culture; Charged Circuits: Questioning International Exhibition Practices, on the proliferation of international exhibitions and their growing influence on the discipline of art history; and Writing between the Lines: Art and its Historians, on the roles, opportunities, and quandaries of those involved in writing art history.

AHGSA is supported by Concordia’s Graduate Student Association and the Department of Art History.


Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History

The Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History (CUJAH) is aimed at showcasing the talents of the Art History Department’s undergraduate students. CUJAH serves as a published, academic forum for students’ research papers. The papers cover a broad range of art historical topics as taught by the department’s faculty.

Ethnocultural Art Histories Research

Ethnocultural Art Histories Research (EAHR) is a student-driven research community based within the Department of Art History at Concordia University (Montreal, QC). Since summer 2011, EAHR has facilitated opportunities for exchange and creation through a series of programs and events in order to critically engage with issues of ethnic and cultural representation within the visual arts in Canada. 
Open to students and faculty invested or interested in exploring issues of cultural representation, and ethnocultural art histories research across various disciplines; activities include: symposiums, curatorial projects, discussion groups, and exhibition visits.  EAHR distinguishes itself through its membership and executive committee, which comprises mainly of undergraduates, graduates and alumni of Concordia University.


Yiara Magazine is an online and print publication that discusses feminism in the context of art through visual and written material. We are a student-run magazine that aims to showcase students' work as well as promote critical thinking and feminist dialogue. Our project emphasizes the collaboration of university students from various disciplines across Montreal. In doing so, Yiara provides a space for the city's undergraduate community to share their ideas and engage with a wide array of students, professors, established artists, and art institutions. Each year we publish written and visual work on our website, host various events, plan an annual vernissage, and release a yearly print edition. In cultivating a space for feminist dialogue within the field of art, we aim to raise questions on the art historical canon, study feminist representation, explore ideas of gender, race, sexuality, class, ability/disability, sustainability, and the self.

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