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 speaker will be a senior or established scholar working on a topic related to Florence or its environs. Deadline for applications will be in early January, with application information available soon.

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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