About the Student Committee
The Student Committee of the International Center for Medieval Art advocates for all members with student status and facilitates communication between both between ICMA student members and between student members and the ICMA. Our group annually sponsors at least two sessions at academic conferences, most frequently at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI, and at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds, UK. As a committee that addresses the concerns of students, we see our sponsored sessions as forums for discussion and informal mentorship within our field. The Student Committee also contributes to the ICMA newsletter, which has recently been expanded to include submissions from all ICMA student members. Additionally, the Student Committee maintains various online presences in order to establish digital forums for student communication and to disseminate information regarding student conferences, sessions, and the ICMA Student Essay Prize.
Current Members (with end of term)
Jennifer Grayburn ’16 (Chair; University of Virginia)
Sanne Frequin ’17 (Vice-Chair, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Lehti Keelman ’16 (Newsletter Chair & Conference Chair; University of Michigan)
Kyle Sweeney ’16 (Digital Presence Chair; Rice University)
Ashley Paolozzi ’18 (Membership Chair, Queen’s University, Canada)
Ashley Laverock ’16 (Emory University)
Pablo Ordás ’16 (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
Diana Olivares Martinez ’16 (University Complutense of Madrid, Spain)
Meg Bernstein ’18 (University of California, Los Angeles)
Join the ICMA Student Committee
Student Committee (hereafter SC) members are generally appointed for three-year terms, but actual appointments often range from 2-4 years based on the student status of the SC member. Prospective SC members apply by submitting a brief questionnaire explaining their interests and past experiences. Official appointments are extended by the ICMA President and conclude in spring after the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS) in Kalamazoo.
At the annual SC Spring Meeting in Kalamazoo the Chair will go over the varied tasks for the upcoming year and will find agreement within the SC as to who will be responsible for each task. The responsibilities can be divided up however the group thinks best in order to best distribute the workload. Traditionally the tasks are divided as follows:
2) Public Relations (P.R.)
5) Digital Presence (D.P)
History of the ICMA Student Committee
In spring 2005, a group of graduate students were recognized as a pilot committee – the Graduate Student Committee – aimed at advocating for and involving graduate student members within ICMA. In May 2008, Colum Hourihane (ICMA President 2008-2011) and Larry Nees (ICMA President 2011-2014) met with the ICMA Graduate Student Committee to announce that the GSC would be made an official ad hoc committee under its new designation, the Student Committee. The Student Committee mission widened from supporting graduate students to keeping all ICMA members informed about student statuses: graduates, undergraduates, interns, conservation trainees, etc. Along with its new designation, the Student Committee was asked to continue sponsoring annual sessions at Kalamazoo; to regularly submit an article to the ICMA newsletter; to participate in the development of the ICMA website; and to establish a listserv specifically geared to discussions regarding student opportunities, issues, and questions.
ICMA Student Committee Chair
History of Art and Architecture
McIntire Department of Art
University of Virginia