Established in 1991, the Arkansas College Art History Symposium seeks to encourage and recognize student achievement in art history in the state. Providing a much-needed forum for emerging undergraduate and graduate students, the symposium features 20-minute illustrated talks on a wide variety of topics in art history. The symposium also encourages cooperation among art history faculty throughout the state. Each symposium includes the participation of a guest art historian who typically comments on the student papers and presents a scholarly paper on their own research. Typically the symposium occurs in March or April, with proposals due in January or February.