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. The annual deadline is April 15See our submission guidelines for eligibility requirements to propose a session for IAS at Kalamazoo.

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 

The Italian Art Society is sponsoring two sessions  at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, to be held at the University of Western Michigan in May 2016.

CFP: 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, www.italianartsociety.org

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2015

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. We invite papers that offer new research on, and new ways of thinking about, the visual and material culture of medieval Rome. More information.

Please direct inquiries/submissions to the organizers at mhaukne1@jhu.edu and alison.perchuk@csuci.edu. Information about the conference, including proposal submission forms, may be found at http://wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions/index.html. More information.

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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