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IAS FALL 2020 NEWSLETTER: Check out the¬†IAS Fall 2020 Newsletter for Jennifer S. Griffiths’ account of Cortona during Coronavirus, Alison C. Fleming’s defense of online exhibitions, and a detailed explanation of upcoming changes in membership. Please contact Newsletter Editor Livia Lupi if you are interested in writing for the next issue.

HELPING WITH THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS IN ITALY: We’d like to direct our members’ attention to organizations that are helping with the devastating consequences of the Coronavirus outbreak on the Italian peninsula. These include the Croce Rossa Italiana (the Italian Red Cross), Doctors Without Borders, Emergency (which among other activities delivers food and medicine to those under quarantine in Milan), Caritas Italiana (headquartered in Vatican City), and Fondazione La Stampa (working to provide hospitals with medical equipment).

GLOBAL PREMODERN WOMEN ARTISTS AND PATRONS: Patricia Simons and Tracy Chapman Hamilton have assembled this bibliography on women artists and patrons, with sections on Asia, the Americas, Islamic Cultures, and Europe from antiquity‚Äďc. 1700, individual women, topics like ‚ÄúTextiles and Needlework,‚ÄĚ and online and teaching resources. Additions, corrections, and feedback on its structure (from new entries to Sub-Saharan Africa) are welcome via Comments on the Google Doc.

CFP: ‚ÄúShifting Grounds: Visualizing, Materializing, and Embodying Environmental Change in the Early Modern European World (ca. 1400‚Äď1700)‚ÄĚ at CAA 2021 (February 10‚Äď13), chaired by Caroline Murphy (MIT) and Chlo√© Pelletier (University of Chicago), with discussant Lauren Jacobi (MIT). For panel description, please see: https://caa.confex.com/caa/2021/webprogrampreliminary/Session7603.htm. To apply, please email completed proposal form and short CV to cemurphy@mit.edu¬†and¬†chloepelletier@gmail.com by September 16, 2020.

CFP: ‚ÄúBeyond the Scenes of Object-Based Art Histories‚ÄĚ at CAA 2021 (February 10‚Äď13), chaired by Carl Schmitz and sponsored by the Catalogue Raisonn√© Scholars Association (CRSA). For panel description, please see: https://caa.confex.com/caa/2021/webprogrampreliminary/Session8119.htmlhttps://caa.confex.com/caa/2021/ webprogrampreliminary/Session7603.htm.


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 9 September 2020.