Conferences & Lectures

The IAS sponsors and supports a number of conference sessions and lectures each year. In addition to IAS-Sponsored Conference Sessions and an annual lecture co-sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the IAS posts calls for papers and opportunities to attend other conferences related to Italian Art. If you have a conference or lecture that should be posted here, please contact the webmaster.

Calls for Proposals/Papers for IAS-Sponsored Sessions
The Program Committee welcomes proposals for IAS-sponsored sessions at the annual meetings of the American Association of Italian Studies, the College Art Association, the International Congress on Medieval Studies — Kalamazoo, the Renaissance Society of America, the Society of Architectural Historians, and the Sixteenth Century Society (SCSC). Members are encouraged to send suggestions for sessions to the Program Committee Chair. See our submission guidelines for eligibility requirements and instructions as well as the individual pages for each conference listed below. Our Conferences at a Glance page allows you to see all current and upcoming conferences at once.

IAS-Sponsored Conference Sessions
IAS at American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS)
IAS at CAA
IAS at Kalamazoo
IAS at RSA
IAS at SAH
IAS at Sixteenth Century Society & Conference (SCSC)

IAS Travel Grants
The IAS provides grants to support graduate students, recent Ph.D. recipients, and scholars traveling internationally to present papers on Italian topics at select conferences.  Please see the our Travel Grants page for more information

IAS/Kress Lectures in Italy
The IAS would like to recognize the generous sponsorship of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for this lecture series. The 2015 IAS/Kress Lecture in Italy will be in Naples. Interested speakers are encouraged to apply by 4 January 2015. More information.

2014 IAS/Kress Lecture, Pisa: Gipsoteca, San Paolo all’Orto; Photo credit: Cathleen Fleck
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 2013 IAS/Kress Lecture, Rome: Fondazione Marco Besso; Photo credit: Humberto Nicoletti Serra
2013 IAS/Kress Lecture, Fondazione Marco Besso, Rome. Photo Credit: Humberto Nicoletti Serra 2013 Kress Lecture, Rome: Fondazione Marco Besso; Photo credit: Humberto Nicoletti Serra

 

Other Conferences: Calls for Papers
Conferences are listed in chronological order by due date. Corrections and additions should be sent to the webmaster.

CFP: AMOR VINCIT OMNIA: LOVE AS A DESTRUCTIVE FORCE IN ITALIAN ARTS AND LITERATURE
Deadline 15 February (extended)
24-25 April 2015, University of Chicago. Keynote Address: Dr. Giuseppe Mazzotta, Sterling Professor of Humanities for Italian, Yale University; Closing Address: Dr. Hendrik Dey, Professor of Art History, Hunter College. The students of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures in the specialization of Italian and the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago invite papers for an interdisciplinary graduate student conference. All current graduate students, as well as junior scholars in Art History, Literature, and related disciplines are invited to submit an abstract to this conference. Read abstract

CFP: ART & LAW: ART IN PERIL
Deadline 28 February
23 June 2015, University of Cambridge. An Interdisciplinary Conference convened to discuss varying perspectives on questions of art and law and to break down the barriers of specialization. Read abstract

CFP: THE FUNCTIONS AND DYSFUNCTIONS OF THE MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE FAMILY
Deadline 1 May
3-5 August, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT. The 2015 annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association (RMMRA) will be held in conjunction with the Wooden O Symposium, sponsored by the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University. Read abstract
 
Other Conferences: To Attend
Conferences are listed in chronological order by date. Corrections and additions should be sent to the webmaster.

VIRTUES AND VICES, DESIRES, DEVICES
29 Jan-1 Feb 2015, Athens, GA. Read abstract

UNTYING “THE KNOT”: THE STATE OF POSTWAR ITALIAN ART HISTORY TODAY
9-10 February 2015, The Center for Modern Italian Art, New York, conference and study day organized by Sharon Hecker and Marin R. Sullivan. Sponsored by CIMA and the Italian Art Society. Read abstract

TRA OLTRALPE E MEDITERRANEO. ARTE IN ITALIA 1860–1915
10 February, Rome, Galleria nazionale d’arte moderna (GNAM)
12 February, Milan, Galleria d’Arte Moderna (GAM) Giornate di studi. Read abstract

MATERIAL/IMMATERIAL: A SYMPOSIUM ON FIFTEENTH-CENTURY SCULPTURE
21 February 2015, Museum of Biblical Art, New York, NY. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence CathedralRead abstract

BOSTON UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM ON THE HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE: CREATIVE CONFLICT
27-28 February 2015, Boston, MA. Read abstract

ONCE UPON A TIME: MANFREDO TAFURI AND THE CRISIS OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY
6-7 March 2015, Zürich, Cabaret Voltaire. Read abstract

CFP: ARTISTS, AVARICE AND AMBITION IN EUROPE, 1300-1600
9-11 April 2015. AAH Annual Conference, University of East Anglia, Norwich. Read abstract

ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI. INTERPRETING NEW EVIDENCE, ASSESSING NEW ATTRIBUTIONS
7 May 2015, Florence, Italy. Read abstract

THIRD ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES
15-17 June 2015, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO. Read abstract

THE WORLD OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
17-19 June 2015, Siena, Italy. Read abstract

Past Conferences on Italian Topics
Conferences 2015
Conferences 2014
Conferences 2013
Conferences 2012
Conferences 2011
Conferences 2010

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