RSA 20-22 March 2025, Boston – New perspectives in Italian Art

RSA – 20-22 March 2025, Boston

New Perspectives in Italian Art
Ilaria Andreoli, (INHA), Paris & Kelley Di Dio (University of Vermont)

This session aims to create a space for emerging scholars (recent Ph.D.s or Ph.D. candidates) to present their work. The intention is to provide new scholars with a forum to present their work, possibly for the first time at an international conference.

Panelists will receive mentorship in preparation for the panel, including receiving constructive feedback from senior scholars in their area of expertise in advance of the conference.

Proposals on any area of Italian early modern art (1300-1700) are welcome. We are particularly interested in scholars working in new methodologies, new areas of study, or innovative approaches to more traditional areas of Renaissance studies.

Paper proposals must include:
• paper title (15-word maximum)
• paper abstract (150-word maximum)
• resume (.pdf or .doc upload)
• PhD or other terminal degree completion year (past or expected)
• full name, current affiliation, and email address.

Please note:

Send all materials to and by July 15, 2024.

We will notify applicants of their status on July 20. By July 30, those accepted will confirm and join RSA, if they are not already members.

If accepted, panelists will be expected to send their papers and powerpoints to the organizers and senior reviewer six weeks before the conference (by February 1, 2025). Panelists will do a run-through of their papers two weeks before the conference via Zoom.

Participants can only give one paper at the RSA conference, per RSA guidelines.
Speakers must become RSA members and register for the conference to speak at the conference.

Proposals must abide by the word limits and include all parts of the submission requirements.
Papers are a maximum of 20 minutes in length (approx. 8-9 pages double-spaced, 10 pt font).

This will be our fifth year organizing New Perspectives in Italian Art. We began these panels as a way to provide support and mentorship to young scholars. So far, we’ve had 42 scholars participate and we look forward to many more!

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