IAS at 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 session proposals that cover Italian art from the fourth through the fifteenth centuries. See our submission guidelines for eligibility requirements to propose a session for IAS at Kalamazoo. Please send abstracts of 250 words together with a 1 page cv to programs@italianartsociety.org.

See below for more information on currentupcoming, and past IAS participation at the International Congress on Medieval Studies.

Current Conference

2016 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15 

On Friday 13 May 2016, the IAS will hold a reception at the International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo. It will take place from 5:15 to 6:45 pm in Room 1005 of the Fetzer Center. Light refreshments will be provided; a cash bar is nearby in the lobby. RSVP by 12 May 2016. More information.

New Perspectives on Medieval Rome (2 sessions)

International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12–15, 2016, University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI (USA), sponsored by the Italian Art Society. See the flyer.

Organizers: Marius B. Hauknes, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University; Alison Locke Perchuk, Assistant Professor of Art History, California State University Channel Islands

Digital, environmental, material, Mediterranean, sensory, spatial: these are among the recent “turns” taken by the medieval humanities, including art history. The new perspectives on the past opened by these approaches, many of which are informed by interdisciplinary research and contemporary cultural interests in the natural and built world, are fundamentally reshaping how we conceive of and study medieval art and architecture. In the field of medieval art, the city of Rome has traditionally been a key site for the formulation of innovative avenues of approach, but what are its current status and its potential in relation to the discipline’s new discourses? These two linked sessions seek to assess the impact of recent methodological developments on the study of the art, architecture, and urban forms of Rome during the long middle ages, ca. 300–1500.

New Perspectives on Medieval Rome, I
Presider: Alison Locke Perchuk, California State University Channel Islands
Friday, May 13, 1:30 PM in Fetzer 1010

Alison Locke Perchuk, opening remarks

Catherine Carver, University of Michigan, “Bound By Nolli? Cartography and Mapping Medieval Rome” Read abstract

Hendrik Dey, Hunter College/CUNY, “Porticoes and Papal Ceremony at Rome: The Via Triumphalis in the Middle Ages” Read abstract

John Lansdowne, Princeton University, “Image in Fragments: The Mosaic Man of Sorrows at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome” Read abstract

New Perspectives on Medieval Rome, II
Presider: Marius Hauknes, Johns Hopkins University
Friday, May 13, 3:00 PM in Fetzer 2020

Giuseppa Zanichelli, Università di Salerno, “Female Patronage in Rome in the Eleventh Century” Read abstract

Angelica Federici, Cambridge University, “Female Religious Patronage in Late Medieval Rome, ca. 1200–1400” Read abstract

Christiane Elster, Bibliotheca Hertziana, “Papal Textile Gifts in the Late Thirteenth Century—Objects, Actors, Functions” Read abstract

Erik Inglis, Oberlin College, “Art Historical Experience in Medieval Rome” Read abstract

Marius Hauknes, concluding remarks

IAS Travel Grants
Presenters at ICMS may be eligible for an IAS Travel Grant. Graduate students and scholars within 10 years of receipt of the PhD who do not hold a tenured position may apply, even if the paper is not presented in an IAS-sponsored session. Deadline 1 November.

Other Kalamazoo Travel Grants
Deadline: November 1.
The Archibald Cason Edwards, Senior, and Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards Memorial Travel Awards are available to female emerging scholars who are presenting papers on European medieval art in Sponsored and Special Sessions. Read more

Congress Travel Awards for scholars from regions of the world underrepresented at past Congresses. Read more

Otto Gründler Travel Award with preference for Congress participants from central European nations. Read more

Kathryn M. Karrer Travel Awards for graduate students. The Kathryn M. Karrer Travel Awards are available to students enrolled in a graduate program in any field at the time of application who are presenting papers in Sponsored and Special Sessions. Read more

Past IAS Sessions at Kalamazoo

50th International Congress of Medieval Studies, 2015
49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2014
48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2013
47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2012
46th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2011
45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2010

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