Call for Session Proposals
IAS-Sponsored sessions
Sixteenth Century Society & Conference
San Diego, 28 October—31 October 2021
Hilton San Diego Bayfront

The IAS is seeking complete session proposals that address any issue relevant to Italian art and architecture during the long sixteenth century. The Sixteenth Century Society & Conference (SCSC) was founded to promote scholarship on the early modern era (c.1450-1600), and actively encourages the participation international scholars as well as the integration of younger colleagues into the academic community.

IAS members interested in putting together a panel linked panels should submit a brief abstract (250 words max.); session title; a list of speakers with their affiliations and paper titles; and the name of the chair (with email address(es), affiliation(s), and one-page CV(s) to the online submission form or send completed documents via email to the IAS Program Committee Chair by 5 April 2021.

In addition to the usual session with three to four papers, note these new formats:

·     Round Tables sponsored by affiliated societies. 
·     Workshop A: Discussion of pre-circulated papers in a workshop format (limit of 5 participants).
·     Workshop B: Analysis of thorny translation or paleography questions; pre-circulation is not required (limit of 4 participants).
·     Workshop C: Examination of a big issue or question with brief comments from presenters and lively audience participation. These are similar to round tables but with more audience engagement (limit of 4 participants). 

The SCSC welcomes graduate student speakers who are within one or two years of defending their dissertations. However, all sessions must include at least one speaker who has received the PhD or other terminal degree, and predoctoral speakers should present dissertation research, not term papers.

IAS Deadline: 5 April 2021
To submit your session proposal, please use the online submission form or email the completed documents to the IAS Program Committee Chair.
Completed panels are due to SCSC (19 April 2021)
Please also see the IAS Submission Guidelines here.

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