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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.

62nd ANNUAL MEETING OF THE RENAISSANCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA, BOSTON, 31 MARCH-3 APRIL 2016. The Italian Art Society will sponsor up to five sessions at RSA 2016. Sessions are typically comprised of three 20-minute papers. Members interested in putting together a panel or linked panels on any topic of Italian Art ca. 1300-1650 should send a brief abstract (150 words max) and session title(s) to the Program Committee chair. Session proposals should also include name of organizer(s)/chair(s) with email addresses, one page CV, and affiliation. Organizers may choose speakers or submit a call for papers, which will be posted on this page. Please adhere to our submission guidelines and note that organizers may not link other, non-IAS sponsored sessions to IAS-sponsored sessions. Deadline 15 April 2015.

CFP FOR CO-SPONSORED IAS/HNA PANEL AT RSA 2016: ARTISTIC EXCHANGE BETWEEN ITALY AND THE NETHERLANDS (1300-1700). The Italian Art Society and the Historians of Netherlandish Art invite proposals for papers to be presented in a joint sponsored session at the Renaissance Society of America annual meeting in 2016 in Boston. Papers may address any aspect of artistic exchange between the art and artists of the Netherlands and Italy in the period 1300 to 1700. Speakers should be members of HNA or IAS. Speakers will be required to join RSA and are responsible for their own costs associated with participation. Please consult the RSA website for format, guidelines, and eligibility. Proposals should include a paper title, abstract of your paper topic (150 words maximum) and a curriculum vitae in paragraph form (300 words maximum) and should be submitted to the session co-chairs, Sheryl Reiss and Amy Golahny. Deadline 15 April.

CAA WASHINGTON 2016. The IAS is accepting proposals for its sponsored short (1.5 hrs) session at CAA 2016. 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 list of likely speakers, the name of the chair(s) with email addresses and affiliation, and a one-page CV to the IAS Program Committee Chair. Deadline 30 April.

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

2015 IAS/KRESS LECTURE IN ITALY. The 2015 IAS/Kress Lecture will be sponsored by the Università degli Studi di Napoli—Federico II on 20 May 2015 at 4 p.m. Professor Nino Zchomelidse will present “Scena Sacra – Tribuna Civica: Il ruolo dell’ambone nella Campania medievale.” The IAS is pleased to make connections with another Italian institution and to offer a presentation on the area of Naples and its environs. The lecture will be held in the aula of the Dipartimento degli studi umanistici at the complex of San Pietro Martire, Via Porta di Massa, 1 – 80133 – Naples. Questions should be directed to IAS President Sheryl Reiss. More information.

VILLA I TATTI IN FLORENCE ANNOUNCES FELLOWS FOR 2015-16. Thirty scholars have been chosen for the next academic year. More information.

IAS AT ICMS 2016 (51ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, KALAMAZOO). Each year, the IAS sponsors three linked sessions at the annual meeting of the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS). The Congress is an annual gathering of more than 3,000 scholars interested in medieval studies, broadly defined. The IAS seeks proposals that cover Italian art from the fourth through the fifteenth centuries. Deadline extended to 28 April. See our submission guidelines for eligibility requirements to propose a session for IAS at Kalamazoo. More information.

CFP: RMMRA ANNUAL MEETING. The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association seeks papers for its annual meeting on the theme of “The Functions and Dysfunctions of the Medieval and Renaissance Family.” More information. Deadline 1 May.

IAS AT ICMS 2015 (50th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, KALAMAZOO). The IAS will sponsor three linked sessions and host a reception at the annual meeting of the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS)More information. 15 May.

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.