Call for Papers
IAS-Sponsored Sessions at the 59th International Congress of Medieval Studies Annual Conference 
Kalamazoo, MI (Hybrid Format) 9-11 May 2024
Deadline: 22 May 2023 (no extensions)

The Italian Art Society (IAS) sponsors single sessions and linked sessions at the annual meeting of the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS). The Congress is an annual gathering of more than 3000 scholars interested in Medieval Studies. It features hundreds of sessions of papers, roundtables, workshops, demonstrations, performances, and poster sessions.

The 59th International Congress on Medieval Studies’ hybrid format will include in-person sessions, virtual sessions via their online platform, and new blended-format sessions that make it possible for speakers to present and audiences to attend both in-person and online. When submitting your proposal, please specify In-Person OR Virtual.

The IAS is seeking session proposals that address any topic in Italian art and architecture from the fourth through the fifteenth centuries. The IAS will consider both completed panels and those soliciting contributors, which will be completed during the ICMS’s annual Call for Participation in summer. (Paper proposals for sessions seeking contributions are due to session organizers by 15 September.) When submitting your proposal, please specify either Complete Session OR Session Seeking Contributions.

IAS members interested in organizing a panel, or linked panels, should submit a session title, brief abstract containing importance/timeliness of the topic (150 words max.), the name of the chair(s) with email addresses and affiliation(s), and one-page CV(s). Please also include a short list of potential or desired speakers (they need not be confirmed), and a statement of need of IAS support (75–150 words).

Applicants may propose only one session, and no participant in that session may be included in any additional role (organizer, speaker, discussant, etc.) in another panel submitted to the IAS for sponsorship at the same conference. Organizers of and speakers in IAS-sponsored sessions must be members of the IAS at the time of application to and presentation at the conference. Those with financial need may be eligible for IAS Sospeso Memberships. For more information, or to join/renew, go to:

In preparing your application, please consult both the IAS Submission Guidelines and the 2024 Submission Portal for ICMS, to ensure you have gathered the correct materials.

Deadline: Please submit all materials via the IAS online submission form by 22 May 2023 (no extensions)

You will receive an email with confirmation of receipt of submission. Please contact Janis Elliott, the IAS Program Committee Chair ( with any questions.

2 thoughts on “CFP: IAS-Sponsored Sessions at ICMS 2024

  1. Hello IAS staff & officers.
    If I have an Italian art to be examine by your experts/ scholars.
    Does your org. give a certification of authenticity?

  2. Hi Alejandro,
    Thanks for contacting IAS. Unfortunately we don’t appraise or value works of art. We can however, recommend that you seek advice from a local auction house or museum – perhaps they can help you. We wish you well in your endeavours.

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