IAS/Kress Lecture Series

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Italian Art Society jointly sponsor a series of lectures intended to promote intellectual exchanges by offering established North American scholars the opportunity to present their research to the international community of scholars living or working in Italy. Through the generous assistance of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the IAS has received a continuation of funding to support annual lectures through 2016. Suggestions for locale should be directed to the IAS President.

The IAS is delighted to announce that the next IAS/Kress lecture will take place outside Florence at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, on Wednesday, 1 June 2016. The IAS seeks a speaker that is a senior or established scholar based in North America who holds the Ph.D. and who has a solid publication record. The proposed lecture may address any period in Italian art but must be related to the host city of Florence or its environs. More information and application details. Questions and applications should be directed to IAS President Sheryl Reiss at president@italianartsociety.orgApplication Deadline 8 January 2016.

To date, the IAS/Kress Lecture in Italy has been held in Rome (May 2010 and 2013), Florence (June 2011), Venice (June 2012), Pisa (May 2014), and Naples (April 2015). Suggestions for future host cities should be directed to the IAS President.

2013 IAS/Kress Lecture, Fondazione Marco Besso, Rome. Photo Credit: Olga Posazhennikova.

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