IAS/Kress Lecture Series


The Italian Art Society is delighted to announce our competition for theTenth Annual IAS/Kress Lecture in Italy.

 The IAS seeks a speaker for the 2019 IAS/Kress Lecture in Milan, Italy, to promote intellectual exchange between North American art historians and scholars in Italy. The lecture, which will take place in May or June in Milan, is supported by the IAS and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

  • The speaker must be a senior or established scholar based in North America who holds the Ph.D. and who has a solid publication record.
  • The proposed lecture may address any period in Italian art but must be related to the host city of Milanor its environs.
  • The lecture may be given in English or Italian, should be approximately 45-50 minutes in length, and may not have been previously published or presented at another conference or venue.
  • The presenter will receive an honorarium of $800.00 and a $1250.00 supplementary lecture allowance that may be used for travel, lodging, or translation expenses.
  • The applicant must be a member of the IAS at time of application and presenting.
  • The speaker must be available to present his or her lecture in May or June .
  • Current IAS officers and committee members are not eligible to apply.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, a one-to-two page abstract of the proposed lecture, and a current CV (submitted in a single PDF or Word document).

Application Deadline: 28 February 2019

Questions and applications should be directed to IAS President Sean Roberts at president@italianartsociety.organd Executive Vice President Mark Rosen at vicepresident@italianartsociety.org. See the flyer for the competition here: http://italianartsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/IAS_Kress-Lecture-2019.pdf. If you have submitted a proposal and have not received confirmation of receipt, please contact Dr. Roberts or Dr. Rosen.

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Italian Art Society jointly sponsor a series of lectures intended to promote intellectual exchanges by offering established North American scholars the opportunity to present their research to the international community of scholars living or working in Italy. Through the generous assistance of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the IAS has received a continuation of funding to support annual lectures through 2018. Suggestions for locale should be directed to the IAS President.



2013 IAS/Kress Lecture, Fondazione Marco Besso, Rome. Photo Credit: Olga Posazhennikova.

Back to Conferences & Lectures