Call for IAS-Organized Session Proposals
American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS) 2022
13 May – 15 May 2022 (online)
29 May to 1 June 2022 (in Bologna)

The Italian Art Society (IAS) seeks proposals for IAS-organized sessions at the annual meeting of the American Association of Italian Studies (AAIS).

In keeping with the mission of the AAIS, sessions that approach Italian Studies through interdisciplinary lenses and represent a range of interests and time periods are particularly welcome. Topics that are broadly conceived to also include architecture, cinema, mass media, etc., are of special interest. In recognition of the format, we welcome sessions that bridge the online and in person modalities. Further, linking to the Association’s efforts to adopt a greater pro-active position regarding racial injustice, we particularly welcome interventions that address questions of antiracism and decoloniality. Note that 2022 marks the birth centennial of Pier Paolo Pasolini and we are especially interested in proposals engaging with his work and legacy in light of recent disciplinary trends and methodologies.

IAS members interested in putting together a session should submit the following items:

  • session title
  • abstract (100 words max.), to be forwarded to the AAIS in the event of selection
  • short list of potential or confirmed speakers
  • longer text (up to one page) contextualizing the proposal; this includes explaining the relevance/importance of the session and the related expertise of the organizer(s) and speakers
  • brief CV (1–3 pp)

Send materials by 22 November 2021 via the online submission form:

Please direct any questions to

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