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2017 ITALIAN ART SOCIETY JOINT RECEPTION AT RSA: Please join the Italian Art Society, the Historians of Netherlandish Art, and the Bibliotheca Hertziana on Friday, 31 March from 7 to 9 PM for our reception held during the Renaissance Society of America annual meeting. The reception will be at the Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago. RSVP to rsvp@italianartsociety.org

BABETTE BOHN TO GIVE 2017 IAS/KRESS LECTURE: The Italian Art Society is pleased to announce the speaker for the 2017 IAS/Kress Lecture: Professor Babette Bohn of Texas Christian University in Forth Worth. Professor Bohn’s talk is titled “Il ‘fenomeno bolognese’ rivisto: donne artiste a Bologna tra quattrocento e settecento” and is about women artists in Bologna during the early modern period. The lecture will take place on 7 June 2017, in the Aula Magna of the former monastery of Santa Cristina that now houses the Department of the Arts – Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, in Bologna, Italy. The lecture is supported by the IAS and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

EXTENDED DEADLINE – 27 March 2017! Submit a proposal to chair an IAS-sponsored session at the Sixteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 26-29 October 2017: 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 27 March 2017. See our submission guidelines for eligibility requirements to propose a session for IAS at SCSC.

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 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 21 March 2017.