Conferences & Lectures - CAA

Location: Los Angeles

Business Meeting

The 2012 Business Meeting at CAA was held in Los Angeles, Friday, February 24, 2012, 7:30-9:00 AM in Concourse Meeting Room 406AB; continental breakfast was served. Items before the membership included the election of new officers and committee members, discussion and approval of future conference sessions, and introduction of the 2012 Travel Grant recipients; full agenda: IAS BUSINESS MEETING CAA Agenda 2012.  This is the IAS official annual business meeting and all current and prospective members are welcome.


The IAS sponsored two sessions at CAA, a pre-arranged short session and an open-call long session, and held its annual business meeting, open to all current and prospective members. The IAS also awarded travel grants to support participation by graduate students, junior faculty and independent scholars, and international scholars; see the Travel Grants page for further information.

Sessions Sponsored by the Italian Art Society

Session Title: Territory and Border: Geographic Considerations of Italian Art and Architecture (Long Session)
West Hall Meeting Room 502B
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 2:30–5:00pm
Organizers and Chairs: Nicola Camerlenghi, University of Oregon, and Catherine C. McCurrach, Wayne State University
J. Nicholas Napoli, Pratt Institute, "Forging a National Audience for Regional Monuments: Giuseppe Fiorelli and the Superintendency for Excavations and Museums"
Michele Luigi Vescovi, Università di Parma, "Defining Territories and Borders in Italian Romanesque Architecture: Regions, Sub-regions, Meta-regions"
Niall Atkinson, University of Chicago, "Tracing Renaissance Geographic Imagination in the Chronicle of Benedetto Dei"
Diana Gisolfi, Pratt Institute and Pratt in Venice, "Geography, Hegemony, and Expansive Examples from the Veneto"
Karen Pinkus, Cornell University, "For an Italian Landscape: Regionalism in the Postwar Period"

Session Title: Urbanism in Italy: From the Roman City to the Modern Era (Short Session)
Concourse Meeting Room 406AB.
Friday, February 24, 2012, 12:30–2:00pm
Organizers and Chairs: Areli Marina, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Phillip Earenfight, Dickinson College
Diane Favro, Architecture and Urban Design, UCLA, "Off the Grid: Urban Armatures and Traffic Jams in Ancient Rome"
Max Grossman, Department of Art, University of Texas at El Paso, "Brick Architecture and Political Strategy in Early Modern Siena"
Guendalina Ajello Mahler, Independent scholar, "Monumental Transformations: Architecture and the Eternal City in Flux"

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