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ANNOUNCEMENTS

*REVISED DEADLINE* CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS: Renaissance Society of America 2018: The IAS will sponsor up to three sessions at the annual conference of the Renaissance Society of America (RSA). RSA 2018 will be held in New Orleans, 22-24 March 2018. Sessions are typically comprised of three 20-minute papers. IAS members interested in putting together a panel or linked panels on any topic of Italian Art c. 1300-1650 should send a brief abstract (150 words max) with session title(s) of less than 15 words each, keywords, name of organizer(s)/chair(s) with email addresses and affiliation, a short list of potential or desired speakers (they need not be confirmed), and a one page CV. The deadline for submission to the IAS is *1 May 2017*. For any questions and to submit proposals contact programs@italianartsociety.org.

NEW RESEARCH DATABASE ONLINE: Florentine Drawings Database, incorporating all the data in Bernard Berenson’s The Drawings of the Florentine Painters (1903, 1938, 1961). This database, on the Villa I Tatti website, transforms Bernard Berenson’s The Drawings of the Florentine Painters into Linked Open Data. A group of art historians and IT specialists incorporated data found in all three versions of Berenson’s foundational text: as it was first published in 1903, revised in 1938, then revised and translated into Italian in 1961. Though many catalogues exist for individual collections and artists, Berenson’s study is the only resource that includes drawings from across Europe and the United States by nearly 70 Florentine painters, from Taddeo Gaddi through Bronzino. The linked catalogue makes Berenson’s invaluable catalogue information available in a machine-readable format, allowing researchers to mine the source content in ways that were hitherto difficult or impossible.

WINTER 2017 IAS NEWSLETTER: The latest IAS newsletter has just been published. View it here.

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 Antje Gamble, ESC Chair, with any questions.

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 2016 and 2017. 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 22 April 2017.