Emerging Scholars Committee (ESC)

The Italian Art Society Emerging Scholars Committee (ESC) provides a supportive community for graduate students, recent graduates, and early career scholars in Italian studies. “Emerging scholars” includes anyone currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program; anyone who has earned a master’s degree within the past six years, but who has not yet enrolled in a doctoral program; and anyone who has earned a PhD within the past six years.

We host a Facebook group to act as an information network for emerging scholars. Through the group you can find calls for papers, fellowship opportunities, relevant current news stories, and other materials related to the study of Italian art and architecture. The Facebook group, in particular, facilitates contact among colleagues for advice on researching and living in Italy: on everything from working in archives to locating reliable and affordable housing. We also maintain a Twitter feed! All eligible IAS members are encouraged to join us and to post in our Facebook group and follow discussion on Twitter via #IAS_ESC.

We welcome any questions or comments and look forward to working with you all as we develop our community.

For more information, contact Tenley Bick, ESC chair.

Are you on Facebook? Join our Facebook group.

Follow the ESC on Twitter.

Click here to sign up for our mentorship program.

ESC Committee Members:

Chair Tenley Bick (2022); Members: Brenna Larsen (2022), Christine Cappella (2022), and Rebecca Howard (2022).

Mentorship Program

Members of the Italian Art Society are eligible for our mentorship program. The Emerging Scholars Committee manages the program to enable emerging scholars to discuss their work and professional development with more advanced colleagues. Students and scholars of all levels are encouraged to apply (as either mentors or mentees). Please complete the linked form, available as either a PDF or a Word document, and submit it to esc@italianartsociety.org.