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EXTENDED DEADLINES FOR CONFERENCE SESSION PROPOSALS: The IAS is seeking session proposals for two upcoming annual conferences, the American Association for Italian Studies/Canadian Society for Italian Studies Annual Conference (Columbus, Ohio, 20-22 April 2017) and the Society of Architectural Historians (Saint Paul, Minnesota, 18-22 April 2018). For the AAIS/CSIS, members interested in putting together a panel or linked panels on any topic of Italian art should send a brief abstract (250 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. For the SAH, members interested in putting together a panel on any topic of Italian architecture should send a brief abstract (500 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. The deadline for both is 15 December 2016; materials and questions should be sent to programs@italianartsociety.org.

ITALIAN ART SOCIETY THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY MEMBERSHIP AND FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN, 1 September-31 December 2016: 2017 marks the Italian Art Society’s thirtieth anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, we are initiating both membership and fundraising campaigns that will run through the end of 2016. Please keep your own membership up to date and please encourage non-members (colleagues, students, friends, aficionados) working on or appreciative of Italian art, architecture, and visual culture to join the IAS. We are encouraging members to offer gift memberships to emerging scholars, contingent faculty, and independent scholars. Membership options begin at $20.00 for graduate students and include three other membership levels (regular, $30.00; patron, $60.00, and institution/benefactor, $100.00).  New or newly renewed lapsed memberships paid for by December 31, 2016 are valid until January 1,  2018.  In terms of fundraising, we are launching an anniversary-specific campaign to celebrate the growth and longevity of IAS.  We are asking members to consider donations in permutations of 3 and/or 30.  $3, $30, $300, 2 X $30, 30 X $2 to support IAS’s mission, programs, grants, charitable activities, and publications. View the full statement here.

FALL 2016 IAS NEWSLETTER: The latest IAS newsletter has just been published. View it here.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS BY IAS MEMBERS: We publish lists compiling recent publications three times per year (in February, June, and September); our next deadline is in January 2017. Current members are encouraged to submit notices of books, articles, and essays published in 2015 or after to memberpubs@italianartsociety.org. See the fall 2016 list hereMore information.

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.

NEW BOOK SERIES: Amsterdam University Press is pleased to announce the launch of Visual and Material Culture, 1300-1700, a series edited by Allison Levy that fosters cross-cultural as well as multi-disciplinary exploration. The series is currently considering proposals from across the spectrum of analytic approaches and methodologies. For more information, or to submit a proposal, please contact Erika Gaffney, Senior Acquisitions Editor. More information.

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 12/2/2016.