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GRAZIE! Visitors to our website used one of our Amazon.com shopping links to make almost $6,000 in purchases. Amazon returned $350.79 to the society, which will be used to fund programs, receptions, and grants. Anyone can support the IAS by starting their Amazon shopping from one of our links. Please share with your friends and family and help support the IAS.

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.

CLOSING SOON! VILLA I TATTI FELLOWSHIPS. Villa I Tatti is now accepting applications for Craig Hugh Smyth Visiting Fellowships, for scholars who do not have the benefit of sabbatical leave; Mellon Visiting Fellowships, for advanced PhD candidates and junior scholars who teach or plan to teach in Asia, Islamic countries, Latin America, and the Mediterranean basin; and the David and Julie Tobey Fellowship to support research on drawings, prints, and illustrated manuscripts from the Italian Renaissance. More information. Deadline 2 February.

UNTYING ‘THE KNOT.’ In conjunction with The Center for Modern Italian Art, New York, the IAS will host a two-day conference and study day 9-10 February 2015 prior to the annual meeting of the College Art Association. Untying “The Knot”: The State of Postwar Italian Art History Today. More information. 9-10 February.

IAS AT CAA 2015. The IAS will sponsor one session and host its annual business meeting at the College Art Association Annual Conference to be held in New York. Please note that this year, our session will be held on Wednesday and our business meeting will be on Thursday. More information. 11-12 February.

I TATTI BEST ARTICLE PRIZE. The 2014 Best Article Prize has been awarded to IAS member Niall Atkinson for his article “The Republic of Sound: Listening to Florence at the Threshold of the Renaissance” published in the 2013 I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance. Villa I Tatti currently welcomes submissions for the 2015 prize, to be awarded to the best journal article published in 2014 by a junior scholar (advanced PhD candidate or degree after 1 January 2009). More information. Deadline 14 February.

CFP: AMOR VINCIT OMNIA. The students of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures in the specialization of Italian and the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago invite papers for an interdisciplinary graduate student conference “Amor Vincit Omnia: Love as a Destructive Force in Italian Arts and Literature”, to be held on April 24 and 25, 2015. More information. Deadline 15 February (extended).

SYMPOSIUM. In conjunction with the exhibition Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral, the Museum of Biblical Art will host a symposium. More information. 21 February.

CFP: JOURNAL. Studiolo, the art history journal of the French Academy in Rome, invites submissions for its 2015 issue, “Italie rêvée, Italie fantasmée, click here for the Studiolo 12 Call for Papers. Deadline 28 February.

CFP: CONFERENCE. “Art & Law: Art in Peril” is an interdisciplinary conference convened to discuss varying perspectives on questions of art and law and to break down the barriers of specialization. More information. Deadline 28 February.

FELLOWSHIPS: The Medici Archive Project (MAP), based at the Archivio di Stato in Florence, Italy, is delighted to be able to offer two fellowships, generously supported by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, for graduate students in the field of art history in 2015. More information. Deadline 1 March.

CFP: IAS AT SCSC. The IAS is now accepting proposals for Sixteenth Century Society annual conference that address any issue relevant to Italian art and architecture in the long sixteenth century. More information. Deadline 15 March.

PRESERVATION STUDIES. The San Gemini Preservation Studies Program offers  lectures, research, fieldwork, workshops and field-trips in the disciplines of historic preservation, restoration and conservation. 2015 will host two summer sessions (1 to 26 June and 13 July to 7 August) More information. Deadline 16 March.

IAS AT RSA 2015. The IAS will sponsor five sessions at the Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America to be held in Berlin. More information. 26-28 March.

CFP: RMMRA ANNUAL MEETING. The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association seeks papers for its annual meeting on the theme of “The Functions and Dysfunctions of the Medieval and Renaissance Family.” More information. Deadline 1 May.

IAS AT KALAMAZOO. The IAS will sponsor three linked sessions at the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies to be held in Kalamazoo. More information. 14-17 May.

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.

DISSERTATIONS 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 01/31/2015.