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

Leeds International Medieval Congress

The Italian Art Society is seeking complete session proposals (including confirmed speakers) for the 2018 meeting of the Leeds International Medieval Congress, to be held at the University of Leeds in West Yorkshire 2-5 July 2018. The theme of the 25th-anniversary 2018 congress is “Memory,” and proposals may touch on all areas of this theme. For a list of suggestions and prompts see the LIMC website.

Sessions are 90 minutes long, and feature three 20-minute papers and a moderator. To propose a session for IAS sponsorship you must submit: 1) a 100-word abstract giving a clear rationale for the topic, 2) names and contact information for all speakers including affiliation, email, and postal address, 3) a list of key terms for the session and papers, and 4) indications of technology needs beyond a data projector and PC. The Italian Art Society is dedicated to the study of Italian art and architecture from prehistory to the present day; session proposals should address both the aims of the IAS and the theme of ‘Memory’ set by the 2018 Congress. Send session proposals to by 15 September 2017.


New College Conference on Medieval & Renaissance Studies
The 21st biennial New College Conference on Medieval & Renaissance Studies will take place 8–10 March 2018 in Sarasota, Florida. The program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, music and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. Interdisciplinary work is particularly appropriate to the conference’s broad historical and disciplinary scope. Planned sessions are also welcome. The deadline for all abstracts is 15 September 2017. For submission guidelines or to submit an abstract, please use the interface at the conference website.
Junior scholars whose abstracts are accepted are encouraged to submit their papers for consideration for the Snyder Prize (named in honor of conference founder Lee Snyder), which carries an honorarium of $400. Further details are available at the conference website.
The Conference is held on the campus of New College of Florida, the honors college of the Florida state system. The college, located on Sarasota Bay, is adjacent to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, which will offer tours arranged for conference participants. Sarasota is noted for its beautiful public beaches, theater, food, art and music. Average temperatures in March are a pleasant high of 77F (25C) and a low of 57F (14C).
More information will be posted as it becomes available, including plenary speakers, conference events, and area attractions. Please send any inquiries to

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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