Call for Papers
IAS-Sponsored Sessions at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference
Chicago, Il 21-23 March, 2024
Deadline: 1 June 2023

The Italian Art Society (IAS) invites proposals for sponsored panels at the Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Annual Meeting, to be held in person at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, 21–23 March 2024. The RSA conference is an annual meeting of international scholars devoted to the multidisciplinary and critical study of the world from 1300 to 1650 CE. It features roundtable discussions, seminars, workshops, lightning-talk panels, as well as hundreds of paper sessions in the field of Renaissance Studies.

IAS members interested in organizing a panel, or linked panels, at RSA 2024 on any topic focusing on Italian art and architecture from ca. 1300 to ca. 1650 CE, should send a session title (15 words max.), a session abstract (300 words max.), the name of the chair(s)/organizer(s) with email addresses and affiliations (with a one-page CV for each, in .pdf or .doc format, with PhD completion year), and a list of three or four confirmed or potential speakers.

The IAS will accept either fully formed sessions or those still in search of speakers. Once accepted by IAS, organizers seeking papers for sponsored panels may post their calls on the RSA’s CFP Submission Form, which is now open: . The IAS (Chair of Programs) thereafter submits the finalized sponsored session information into the RSA portal by 15 August 2023. The deadline for complete information for sponsored sessions selected by IAS will be 1 August.

Applicants may propose only one session or set of linked sessions. No participant in that session(s) 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 both the IAS and the RSA at the time of application to, and presentation at, the conference.

International speakers, BIPOC scholars, and those with financial need may be eligible for IAS Sospeso Memberships. For more information, or to join/renew, go to:  To join or renew with RSA, go to:

While preparing your application, please consult both the IAS Submission Guidelines, and the RSA Submission Guidelines, to ensure you have gathered the correct materials for the session you are submitting to IAS for consideration.

Deadline: Please submit all materials by 1 June 2023 via the IAS Submissions Portal:

You will receive an email with confirmation of receipt. Please send any questions to Janis Elliott, Program Committee Chair, at

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