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 ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING: The IAS annual business meeting will take place at the College Art Association from 12:30 to 1:30 pm on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at the Hilton Chicago, room 4M.


CURATOR’S SESSION FOR EMERGING SCHOLARS AT CAA: Join us at the Art Institute of Chicago for a discussion and Q&A with Dr. Rebecca J. Long, Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture before 1750. The event takes place during CAA on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, 12:30-1:30 pm. Please RSVP to the Emerging Scholars Committee by Feb. 10.


NOMINATIONS OPEN: The Italian Art Society has openings on the Program, Nominating, Emerging Scholars, Awards, and Membership, Outreach, & Development committees. We also seek a Treasurer and two members of our Communications Team. Any member of the IAS may be nominated or self-nominated for any of the vacancies. Please apply! Inquiries and nominations can be sent to president@italianartsociety.org.  Click here for more information and further instructions


IAS FALL NEWSLETTER: Check out the IAS Fall 2019 Newsletter for reviews of recent exhibitions of the works of Lucio Fontana and Fra Angelico and an interview with the curatorial team responsible for the upcoming exhibit “Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence” plus exciting updates regarding upcoming conferences and other news in Italian art. The next edition of the IAS Newsletter will be published in February 2020. Please contact Newsletter Editor Alison Fleming if you are interested in writing for the next issue! 

IAS-SPONSORED CONFERENCE SESSIONS: Whether you are making travel plans or trying to decide where you would like to send an abstract, you can find listings of all IAS-sponsored sessions, as well as calls for sessions and papers, linked on our Conferences & Lectures page.

BECOME A MENTOR OR MENTEE. Members of the Italian Art Society are eligible for our mentorship program. The Emerging Scholars Committee manages the program to enable emerging scholars to discuss their work and professional development with more advanced colleagues. Students and scholars of all levels are encouraged to apply (as either mentors or mentees). Please complete the linked form, available as either a PDF or a Word document, and submit it to esc@italianartsociety.org.

IAS CONFERENCES AT A GLANCE. Whether you are making travel plans or trying to decide where you would like to send an abstract, you can now see all IAS sponsored sessions in an easy to navigate chart on our Conferences at a Glance page.  Visit our Conferences & Lectures page for a listing of upcoming conferences on Italian topics.

WHAT’S NEW IN ITALIAN STUDIES? Visit our Member Publications page to see recent titles on Italian Art and Architecture. Have a new publication to share? Current members should send information about recent books and articles for inclusion on our Member Publications page. More information.

DISSERTATION LISTS. The IAS lists recently completed and ongoing dissertations on Italian topics from all periods.  We encourage students and emerging scholars, and their advisors, to check our lists for accuracy and to submit updates for dissertations begun or completed in 2016 and 2017. More information.

WEBSITE UPDATES. Receive e-mail updates when new items are posted to our website.  To register, please click the Follow Button at the bottom right of this page. Any questions should be directed to the Jean Marie Carey.

SUPPORT THE IAS: Tax-deductible, charitable contributions support the IAS annual operations, including travel grants and a lecture series. You can also support the IAS by starting your Amazon shopping through any of the links found on the site. All purchases begun from one of our website links returns at least 4% to the IAS at no extra cost to you. A simple and easy way to support IAS programming and grants. More information.

RESEARCH & RESOURCES PAGE. Our resources page contains information of use to our membership, including listings of research institutions in Italy, recent member publications, recently completed dissertations, and dissertations in progress. More information.

ASHGATE DISCOUNT. A 20% discount is available to all IAS members through the Ashgate partnership program. For discount code, please contact the webmaster.

IAS  BULLETIN BOARD SERVICE: An on-line bulletin board is available for your notices and postings, which should be sent to the webmaster.

IAS CALENDAR: The IAS maintains a calendar of IAS and related events and deadlines, found under About the IAS.

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Announcements last updated 10 January 2020.