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BECOME AN IAS MENTOR. The Emerging Scholars Committee (ESC) invites all mid-career and senior society members to share their expertise with our early-career members. All potential mentors and mentees should take our survey to start the process. Contact Sarah S. Wilkins, ESC Chair, with any questions.

CFP: IAS-SPONSORED SESSIONS AT RSA 2016 IN BOSTON. Sessions on the topics “Non-figurative ‘disegno’ in the Italian Renaissance: Construction, Heuristics and Theory of the Object,” “Art and the Emotions of Renaissance Women,” and “Artists and their Friends: New Questions and Ideas” are accepting submissions. More information. Deadline 29 May 2015.

CFP: IAS-SPONSORED SESSION AT 104TH COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE, WASHINGTON 2016. The IAS is accepting proposals for a session entitled “Rethinking the Rhetoric and Force of Images.” More information. Deadline 30 May 2015.

105TH COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE, NEW YORK 2017. The IAS is accepting proposals for its sponsored long (2.5 hrs) and short (1.5 hrs) sessions at CAA 2017. Our affiliation with CAA grants the privilege of hosting a short session every year as well as submitting a long session for consideration by the CAA program committee. Members interested in putting together a panel or linked panels on any topic of Italian art (broadly conceived) should send a brief abstract (300 words max), session title, a short list of potential or desired speakers (they need not be confirmed), the name of the chair(s) with email addresses and affiliation, and a one-page CV to the IAS Program Committee Chair. Deadline 15 August 2015.

CFP: CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS TO THE IAS BLOG. Deadline 15 August 2015. The Italian Art Society’s IASblog publishes short articles on all aspects of Italian art and architecture from prehistory to the present. We seek applications for staff writers to contribute regular features for IASblog including, but not limited to, historical notes tied to anniversary dates of births, deaths, or other significant events related to Italian artists, architects, designers, and patrons, as well as historians and critics of Italian art. Notes on current exhibitions, new publications, and news items relevant to the study and conservation of Italian art and architecture are also welcome. Staff writers will create new content and/or revise existing content, averaging five to seven short posts per month (250-1,000 words). Staff writers are encouraged to pitch ideas for blog posts outside of their assigned articles. All new content will include author byline with hyperlink to a personal or professional website, and each staff writer will have a short bio posted on the blog’s “About” page. The position of staff writer does not carry additional compensation. Visit http://italianartsociety.tumblr.com for more information. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, CV, and a short writing sample to IASblog editor Anne Leader. Deadline 30 June 2015.

NEWSLETTER. The Spring 2015 Newsletter is now online. The Newsletter Editor seeks contributors for the fall issue. More information. Deadline 15 August 2015.

IAS CONFERENCES AT A GLANCE. Whether you are making travel plans or trying to decide where you would like to send an abstract, you can now see all IAS sponsored sessions in an easy to navigate chart on our Conferences at a Glance page.  Visit our Conferences & Lectures page for a listing of upcoming conferences on Italian topics.

WHAT’S NEW IN ITALIAN STUDIES? Visit our Member Publications page to see recent titles on Italian Art and Architecture. Have a new publication to share? Current members should send information about recent books and articles for inclusion on our Member Publications page. More information.

DISSERTATION LISTS. The College Art Association has published the authors and titles of doctoral dissertations in art history and visual studies—both completed and in progress—from American and Canadian institutions for calendar year 2013. The IAS lists recently completed and ongoing dissertations on Italian topics from all periods.  We encourage students and emerging scholars, and their advisors, to check our lists for accuracy and to submit updates for dissertations begun or completed in 2014 and 2015. More information.

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SUPPORT THE IAS: Tax-deductible, charitable contributions support the IAS annual operations, including travel grants and a lecture series. You can also support the IAS by starting your Amazon shopping through any of the links found on the site. All purchases begun from one of our website links returns at least 4% to the IAS at no extra cost to you. A simple and easy way to support IAS programming and grants. More information.

RESEARCH & RESOURCES PAGE. Our resources page contains information of use to our membership, including listings of research institutions in Italy, recent member publications, recently completed dissertations, and dissertations in progress. More information.

ASHGATE DISCOUNT. A 20% discount is available to all IAS members through the Ashgate partnership program. For discount code, please contact the webmaster.

IAS  BULLETIN BOARD SERVICE: An on-line bulletin board is available for your notices and postings, which should be sent to the webmaster.

IAS CALENDAR: The IAS maintains a calendar of IAS and related events and deadlines, found under About the IAS.

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Announcements last updated 02/16/2015.