Creating a Research Poster in the Humanities and the Social Sciences

Knowing how to present academic research is an important skill for undergraduates that may be applied to future academic and career experiences. The research poster session has been a staple of presenting research in the STEM fields yet is still little known in the humanities and some social science disciplines. The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research is hosting workshops for undergraduate students in the humanities and social sciences on creating a research poster. This workshop should be helpful to students planning to participate in Undergraduate Research Day, which will be held on campus on April 29, 2015. The workshops will cover principles of good poster design, organization of information, and strategies for printing and presenting your poster. Please RSVP to with the subject line “Poster Workshop” and the date/time you wish to attend. Workshops will take place in the MCUR office, 2100D McKeldin Library, across from the Learning Commons.

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


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 Slieds, and Web Conferences

Check your Poster

Print your Poster