The IAS will sponsor three sessions at the 2015 American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference , University of Colorado, Boulder, 26-28 March.

The IAS will sponsor three sessions at the 2015 American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder, 26-28 March. 

Today:

More than Mere Playthings: The Minor Arts of Italy I. Etruscan Italy
Organizer: Julia C. Fischer (Lamar University) Read abstract
1:00-2:15PM

Ever-Present
Melissa Hempel, Utah Valley University

Mirror, Mirror On the Wall: Reflections on Etruscan Bronze Mirrors
Bridget Sandhoff, University of Nebraska Omaha

Devotional Labor: Making Luxury Textiles and Dressing the Gods in Ancient Italy
Katie Rask, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Unattended Figures: Revisiting Figuration in Postwar Italian Art, 1946–1980
2:30–3:45PM
Organizer: Tenley Bick (University of California, Los Angeles) Read abstract

Revolutionary Figures in Postwar Italian Painting: The Fronte Nuovo delle Arti
Adrian R. Duran, University of Nebraska at Omaha  

Figure as Model: The Early Work of Michelangelo Pistoletto
Tenley Bick, University of California, Los Angeles

‘The Only Architecture Will Our Lives’: Superstudio Supersurface and Architectural Embodiment
Ross K. Elfline, Carleton College

More than Mere Playthings: The Minor Arts of Italy II. Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Italy
Organizer: Julia C. Fischer (Lamar University) Read abstract
5:30-6:45 p.m.

A Woman’s Weapon: Private Propaganda in the Gemma Augustea and Grand Camée de France
Julia C. Fischer, Lamar University

The Monumental Minor Arts in Early Medieval Italy
Ashley E. Jones, University of Florida 

Early Renaissance Glass Reliquaries
Sarah M. Dillon, Kingsborough Community College

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