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 hosted 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. Slides from the workshop are available below, and students should feel free to set up an individual appointment to learn more about research posters by contacting us at

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


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

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