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 the IAS President.

The 2015 IAS/Kress Lecture will be sponsored by the Università degli Studi di Napoli—Federico II on 20 May 2015. Professor Nino Zchomelidse will present “Sacred Stage and Civic Platform: the Role of the Ambo in Medieval Campania.” The IAS is pleased to make connections with another Italian institution, organized with the help of Professor Vinni Lucherini, and to offer a presentation on the area of Naples and its environs. The lecture will be held in the aula of the Dipartimento degli studi umanistici at the complex of San Pietro Martire, Via Porta di Massa, 1 – 80133 – Naples. Questions should be directed to the IAS President.

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). 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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