Creating a Research Poster in the Humanities and the Social Sciences

The presentation below provides an introduction to designing and printing a research poster. The presentation is targeted towards students in the humanities and social sciences, but provides some general tips and best practices for research poster design for all disciplines. Special focus is placed on designing posters for MCUR's Undergraduate Research Day to be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

To register for Undergraduate Research Day, download the application form and follow instructions on the Research Day website. Applications are due by April 13, 2015.


Designing a Humanities/Social Sciences Research Poster (PDF of slides)


Resources for Creating a Research Poster

adapted from the University of Nevada Libraries Poster Resources and Design Tips

A Good Poster Will

Poster Design Tips

Templates and Logos

Examples of Posters

Sample Humanities Poster by Elizabeth Tobey

Sample Humanities Poster by Elizabeth Tobey, "The Festival of St. John the Baptist in Renaissance Florence," 36 x 48 inches, landscape layout

Poster Preparation Resources and Articles

Poster Preparation Online Tutorials, Workshop Slides, and Web Conferences

Check your Poster

Print your Poster