Call for Session Proposals – extended deadline 17 April

IAS-Sponsored Sessions

Sixteenth Century Society & Conference (

Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 27-30 October 2022

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 of international scholars as well as the integration of younger colleagues into the academic community.

IAS members interested in putting together a panel or 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 by the extended deadline 17 April 2022.

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 Extended Deadline: 17 April 2022

Completed panels are due to SCSC – extended deadline: 25 April 2022

To submit your session proposal, please use the online submission form hereor email the completed documents to the IAS Program Committee Chair.

Organizers must be members of the IAS to propose a session to the IAS Program Committee.

Please also see the IAS Submission Guidelines here

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