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SAMUEL H. KRESS FOUNDATION AAMC AFFILIATED FELLOWSHIP AT THE AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME. The Association of Art Museum Curators and the American Academy in Rome and are pleased to announce the third year of The Samuel H. Kress Foundation AAMC Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. The program is intended to honor exceptional curatorial vision and help curators advance deserving projects. The purpose of the award is to provide essential funding for curators to develop projects that require research in Italy. More information. Deadline 9 January 2016.
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.
PETITION TO SAVE ASHGATE PRESS: The following link connects to a petition concerning the purchase of Ashgate Publishing by Taylor & Francis and the closing of Ashgate’s North American and UK offices. We do not normally circulate petitions, and our circulation of a petition does not necessarily indicate endorsement. Ashgate, however, has published books and essays by many IAS members and has contributed significantly to the study of Italian visual culture, so we felt it important to bring the petition to your attention: http://www.change.org/p/rachel-lynch-managing-director-ashgate-publishing-amp-jeremy-northmanaging-director-humanities-amp-social-science-books-taylor-amp-francis-group-save-ashgate-publishing.
THE MEDICI ARCHIVE PROJECT WINTER SEMINAR ON PALEOGRAPHY AND ARCHIVAL STUDIES (11 JANUARY TO 16 JANUARY 2016): For the first time, the Medici Archive Project (MAP) will be offering a one-week intensive seminar on Italian palaeography and archival research . The principal aim of this seminar is to provide an introduction to Italian archives (with particular emphasis on Florentine archival collections); to examine in-depth various documentary typologies; to read diverse early modern scripts; and to learn how to plan research in Italian archives and libraries. Especially relevant for advanced graduate students studying Renaissance and early modern topics, this seminar is taught by a team of current and former MAP scholars, as well as university professors and other MAP-affiliated researchers. More information. Deadline 21 December 2015.
DIGITAL EXHIBITION: “YASHIRO AND BERENSON: ART HISTORY BETWEEN JAPAN AND ITALY.” Art historian Yukio Yashiro (1890-1975) spent several years at Villa I Tatti in the 1920s, and maintained an epistolary relationship with Bernard Berenson until 1959. This online exhibit hosted by Villa I Tatti explores Yashiro’s experience as a Japanese scholar in Berenson’s circle in the 1920s, Yashiro’s monumental monograph on Botticelli (1925), and Berenson’s impact on the creation of Yashiro’s Institute of Art Research in Tokyo.
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.
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.
IAS CALENDAR: The IAS maintains a calendar of IAS and related events and deadlines, found under About the IAS.
Announcements last updated 11/20/2015.