IAS/Samuel H. Kress Foundation International Conference Travel Grants

The Italian Art Society/Samuel H. Kress Foundation International Conference Travel Grant (IAS/Kress Travel) falls under the purview of the IAS President. In the past there was one application deadline for all conferences. This year there will be different deadlines for various conferences where IAS sponsors a session. Through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the IAS offers IAS/Kress Travel grants to support transoceanic travel by IAS members of any nationality traveling to present papers in IAS-sponsored sessions at the CAA, RSA, the ICMA at Kalamazoo, the AIA, or the SCSC.

Applicants must be members of the Italian Art Society at the time of application and receipt of the award, must have received their Ph.D. by the time of application, and must be presenting papers on a pre-modern topic in an IAS-sponsored session.

The deadline for applications for 2020 will be published shortly.


2018 IAS/Kress Travel Grant Winners

Alessandro Vanoli (Independent Scholar, Rome Italy) presented his paper “Hercules in Sicily: The Mediterranean Past in Fifteenth-Century African and Spanish Sources” in March of this year at the 64th annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in New Orleans. The paper was part of an IAS-Sponsored panel titled “Beyond Scylla and Charybdis: Exchanges between Early Modern Sicily, Spain, and North Africa I” organized by Cristelle L. Baskins (Tufts University) and Elizabeth Kassler-Taub (Case Western Reserve University).

Antonio Urquízar (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain) presented his paper “Early Modern Spanish Descriptions of North African Architecture” in March of this year at the 64th annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in New Orleans. The paper was part of an IAS-Sponsored panel titled “Beyond Scylla and Charybdis: Exchanges between Early Modern Sicily, Spain, and North Africa II” organized by Cristelle L. Baskins (Tufts University) and Elizabeth Kassler-Taub (Case Western Reserve University)

June 2016 IAS/Kress Travel Grant Winners

Giada Damen (The Morgan Library & Museum) presented her paper “Relics of the Antique Gods in Sixteenth Century Venice” in August of this year at the annual meeting of the Sixteenth Century Society & Conference (SCSC) in Bruges, Belgium. The paper formed part of an IAS-sponsored panel titled “The Holy Republic of Venice,” organized by Allison Sherman (Queen’s University) and Eveline Baseggio Omiccioli (State University of New York, FIT).

Alexis Culotta (American Academy of Art, Chicago) organized the IAS-sponsored session at SCSC in Bruges titled “Coopetition: Testing the Bounds of Cooperation and Competition” and presented in the panel a paper entitled “Co-opetition and Its Basis in Renaissance Art History: An Overview.”

January 2016 IAS/Kress Travel Grant Winners

Thanks to the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, we are delighted to be able to support the transoceanic travel of seven Italian Art Society members who will present papers in IAS sponsored sessions at the following conferences: College Art Association (CAA), Klaus Krüger (Freie Universität, Berlin); Renaissance Society of America (RSA), Sabina de Cavi (Universidad de Córdoba, Cordova), Anna Marazuela Kim (Courtauld Institute of Art, London), Pietro Roccasecca (Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome), and Guendalina Serafinelli (Università di Roma “La Sapienza,” Rome); International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS at Kalamazoo), Christiane Martina Elster (Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome) and Giuseppa Zanichelli (Università degli Studi di Salerno).

Past Recipients of IAS/Kress Travel Grants