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.

Other Calls for Papers

“We are all servants” — The Diversity of Service in Premodern Europe

International Conference, 20-22 September 2019
Centre for Medieval Studies University of Toronto, downtown campus

Organized by Elisheva Baumgarten and Isabelle Cochelin with Lochin Brouillard and Emma Gabe.

If you would like to participate, please send the following information to Servants2019@gmail.com before January 3rd, 2019: your name, university, title of paper, 150 word abstract, contact info (address, email and telephone), one page CV, and finally a short biographical blurb (the latter for the session chairs). Please see a flyer with further details here: http://italianartsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/“We-are-all-servants”-The-Diversity-of-Service-in-Premodern-Europe.pdf


Conferences are listed in chronological order by due date. Corrections and additions should be sent to the webmaster.

Other Conferences: To Attend


Past Conferences on Italian Topics
Conferences 2016
Conferences 2015
Conferences 2014
Conferences 2013
Conferences 2012
Conferences 2011
Conferences 2010

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