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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: IAS SECRETARY. The Italian Art Society seeks a new Secretary for an acting appointment that will begin 30 July 2015 and end in early February 2016. This new IAS officer, a member of  the IAS Board, will be responsible for the recording and keeping of all IAS records (including those of business meetings and the Society’s Bylaws) and for communicating with the membership via electronic and other means. We hope that the individual selected for this position will consider standing for election in January 2016. Please contact IAS President Sheryl Reiss for more information. The deadline has been extended to 15 July 2015.

ITALIAN ART SOCIETY/SAMUEL H. KRESS FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANT. The NEW DEADLINE for IAS/Kress travel funding, for those speaking in IAS-sponsored sessions at CAA and RSA in 2016 is 20 July 2015. The deadline for funding for the 2016 ICMA at Kalamazoo is 20 September 2015. More information.

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION GRANT: The IAS announces an EXTRA, one-time Research and Publication Grant to be awarded to a graduate student or scholar at any level and of any nationality. Up to $1000 is available to fund or subsidize a research trip or a publication (i.e., for purchasing image rights or as a publication subvention). Beginning in 2016, this grant will awarded only to members holding the PhD. At the same time, IAS will add a new Dissertation Research Grant for graduate students. More information to come soon! Applicants for IAS grants must be IAS members at the time of application and upon receipt and use of the award. Members who have received an IAS award in the past two years are not eligible to apply. IAS officers and committee members are not eligible to apply. Proposals will be reviewed by an ad hoc committee. Send applications and proposals to IAS President Sheryl E. ReissMore informationDeadline 15 July 2015.

CFP: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON MEDIEVAL ROME (ICMS KALAMAZOO, MAY 2016). The Italian Art Society is sponsoring two sessions at next year’s International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Organizers Marius B. Hauknes (Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University) and Alison Locke Perchuk (California State University Channel Islands) seek papers that offer new research on, and new ways of thinking about, the visual and material culture of medieval Rome. More information. Deadline 15 September 2015.

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.

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

CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANT FOR MODERN TOPICS: The IAS is pleased to announce a new IAS Conference Travel Grant for Modern Topics. Up to $1000 will be available to subsidize transoceanic travel to present a paper on the art or architecture of Italy from the early 19th century to the present at a conference, in an IAS sponsored session. This grant has been established to fill the gap caused by the IAS-Kress International Travel Grant’s restriction to fund topics up to the early nineteenth century only. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. or foreign scholars, must already hold the PhD, and must be undertaking transoceanic travel to any conference where IAS is sponsoring a session on Italian art or architecture of the 19th-21st centuries. Applicants for IAS grants must be IAS members at the time of application and upon receipt and use of the award. Members who have received an IAS award in the past two years are not eligible to apply. IAS officers and committee members are not eligible to apply. For more information visit  www.italianartsociety.org  Send applications and proposals to awards@italianartsociety.org. More informationDeadline 1 October 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.