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PROPOSE AN IAS-SPONSORED SESSION FOR SCSC 2017 IN MILWAUKEE: Each year, the IAS seeks session proposals that address any issue relevant to Italian art and architecture during the long sixteenth century. The Sixteenth Century Society & Conference (SCSC) was founded to promote scholarship on the early modern era (c.1450-1600), actively encourages the participation of international scholars as well as the integration of younger colleagues into the academic community. IAS members interested in putting together a panel or linked panels (even roundtables are possible) 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 to the IAS Program Committee Chair at programs@italianartsociety.org. The conference this year will be held October 26-29, 2017. The deadline for submissions of session proposals to the IAS is March 17, 2017. See our submission guidelines for eligibility requirements to propose a session for IAS at SCSC.

IAS CELEBRATES THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY WITH CAA RECEPTION: On February 17, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in New York, the IAS will hold our gala reception in celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the Society’s founding. The reception (preceded at the same location by our abbreviated annual members’ business meeting at 5:30 pm) will take place at the beautiful New York restaurant Il Gattopardo (13-15 West 54th Street, less than a block from CAA’s conference headquarters, the New York Hilton Midtown).  At the event we will honor several early presidents of the Italian Art Society and enjoy light refreshments with an open bar. For questions please contact IAS President Sheryl Reiss or Executive Vice President Sean Roberts. RSVPs for the event are now closed. If space is available, memberships will be taken at the door.

IAS SESSION AT CAA: Our sponsored session “Italianità diversa: Diversity and Multiculturalism in Italian Art,” chaired by Jennifer Griffiths will take place on Friday, February 17 from 1:30 to 3:00pm in Gramercy A/West on the 2nd floor of the New York Hilton Midtown. 

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.

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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MELLON SUMMER INSTITUTE IN ITALIAN PALEOGRAPHY: The Getty Research Institute is hosting this three-week residential course in July 2017. It offers an intensive introduction to reading and transcription of handwritten Italian vernacular texts from the late medieval though the early modern periods. The course is taught in Italian. Deadline 10 March 2017. More information.

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 2/9/2017.