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The Liberal Studies Department launches the 8th PCA/Terra Research Program

Terra Research Program

In Spring 2016, the Liberal Studies Department started a collaboration with the Terra Foundation for American Art on a new research program devoted to undergraduate students.

Every semester (Fall and Spring), PCA Liberal Studies Department Head Barbara Montefalcone, along with members of the faculty, will select a group of 3 outstanding PCA students across departments and will offer them the opportunity to take part in a unique research program based on the Collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art Library. The project will culminate in a public presentation at the Terra Foundation Center in Paris.

The group of selected students will have the opportunity to work as a team and conduct high-level research on a specific topic related to American Art. They will have free access to the Terra Library Collection and will follow a one-session training with a librarian who will present the collection and the research facilities available at the Terra Foundation. They will then conduct their research independently and under the supervision of Barbara Montefalcone, Chair of the Liberal Studies Department, and present their findings in English to an audience of art history students from Université Paris Nanterre.

The PCA/Terra Research Program is suited for all students interested in the history of art and, particularly for those interested in American art. It is an opportunity to work closely with the Terra Library’s wonderful collection of books, have a first major experience within the academic research world, and improve one’s research, writing and presentation skills. The final workshop and presentation will also be an occasion to meet peers from French universities and compare study and research methodologies in an international and interdisciplinary context.

The selected theme for the Fall 2019 session is: CHANGE
To know more about the program read here:

How to apply:
Send a cover letter and a short CV to Barbara Montefalcone, Chair of Liberal Studies: [email protected]

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply!


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