Guidelines for Humanities Presentations at the Symposium

This year, the Aresty Center will pilot a short presentation format for students conducting research in the humanities. Students may choose to present either a poster or a short presentation. Details for both formats are outlined below. For both formats, discussions of research should last no more than 7 minutes.

Option 1: Research Posters

Students may present posters that outline their research questions, background literature and information, methodological approach and analysis of texts or materials, conclusions and areas for further investigation.

You can download a template for a Humanities poster from the Aresty Center website:

Consider the following examples of humanities posters from previous years:

Option 2: Presentation Stations

Students may present at a presentation station. Stations will be tables, where students can display research materials (like artifacts or manuscripts) or use a laptop or tablet to share materials and findings. A limited number of projectors are available; contact the Aresty Center if you feel your presentation requires one.

Students should have 4-6 slides to share. The slides should cover:

  • What is the central research problem or question you have been helping to explore?
  • What is the new approach or intervention that the project is making in the field?
  • What was your approach to the research? What methods or materials did you work with and how?
  • What did you find? Consider sharing examples or brief case studies that capture what you have discovered.
  • What were your conclusions and potential areas of future research?