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 2015. Suggestions for locale should be directed to Cathleen Fleck, IAS President.

The 2015 IAS/Kress Lecture will be sponsored by the Università degli Studi di Napoli—Federico II on 20 May 2015. The IAS is pleased to make connections with another Italian institution and to offer possibilities for speakers who work on  the area of Naples and its environs. Speakers must be an established scholar based in North America with a solid publication record. The proposed lecture may address any period in Italian art, but must be related to Naples and/or its environs in Campania. The lecture may be given in Italian or English, should be approximately 45 minutes in length, and may not have been previously published or presented at another conference or venue. The selected presenter will receive an honorarium of $700 and a supplementary lecture allowance of $900, which can be used for travel, lodging, or translation expenses.The presenter must be a current member of the Italian Art Society and available to speak on Wednesday 20 May 2015. Proposals should include a letter of introduction, a one-page abstract of the paper to be delivered, and a current CV. Questions should be directed to Cathleen Fleck, IAS President. If you have submitted a proposal and have not received confirmation of receipt, please contact the IAS President. Click here to download CFP. Application deadline: 4 January 2015.

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

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

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