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at Wake Forest University

14-16 March, 2019

Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC

The American Association for Italian Studies is now accepting session and roundtable proposals for its next conference, which will take place from 14-16 March, 2019 at Wake Forest University, NC. The conference will be held on the new campus Wake Downtown, conveniently located near hotels and restaurants in downtown Winston Salem. In keeping with the mission of the AAIS, conference organizers invite members to organize sessions and roundtables that approach Italian Studies through interdisciplinary lenses and represent a wide range of interests and time periods. We encourage participation from colleagues working in, for example, African and African American studies, anthropology, art, architecture, classics, comparative studies, environmental studies, film and media, geography, history, music, queer studies, theater, women’s, feminist, and gender studies, and more. Please consult Conference Guidelines for complete norms for organizers, chairs, and speakers.

  • In order to organize a session or roundtable, you must be a member in good standing of the AAIS. Non-members may not organize sessions.
  • Sessions and roundtables with fewer than three speakers or participants will not be accepted.
  • In proposing sessions and roundtables, please include no more than two individuals from any single institution.
  • Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals ONLY if they are ABD and have already embarked on the writing of their dissertations. They are asked to submit to session organizers a brief statement form their advisor affirming their ABD status.
  • All participants in a session or roundtable must be AAIS members by February 1, 2019. Sessions including non-members will not be included in the program.

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Official 2019 Conference Website: http://spanishitalian.wfu.edu/aais
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Email for general conference inquiries: conference.aais@gmail.com


December 1, 2018: 

Call for sessions and roundtables must be sent to Rémi Lanzoni: lanzoni@wfu.edu

Completed sessions and roundtables may also be sent at this time.

December 30, 2018: 

Proposals due to Session and Roundtable Organizers to include title, brief abstract (150-200 words), and short biographical blurb.

January 15, 2019

Completed sessions and roundtables submitted to Rémi Lanzoni: lanzoni@wfu.edu

Use the following for each proposed session or roundtable:


100-word maximum description of session or roundtable (descriptions over 100 words will be returned for editing)

Organizer, Affiliation, Email address

Include the following information for each completed session or roundtable:


Organizer: Name, Affiliation, email address

Chair (if different from Organizer): Name, Affiliation

Name, Affiliation, Title of presentation in quotation marks for each session participant

Name, Affiliation for each roundtable participant

Past Conferences
2018 Conference
In 2018, the AAIS Conference was held at Sant'Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy, June 14-17. See more information about the conference here.
2017 Conference

In 2017, the joint AAIS / CSIS Conference was held at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, April 20-22. See the official conference site here

2016 Conference

In 2016, the AAIS annual conference was held April 21-23 at Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. See the official conference site here.

2015 Conference

In 2015, the AAIS annual conference was held March 26-29 at the University of Colorado Boulder. See the official conference site here.

2014 Conference

In 2014, the AAIS annual conference was held May 23-25 at the University of Zurich, in Zurich, Switzerland.

2013 Conference

In 2013, the AAIS annual conference was held April 11-14 at the University of Oregon, in Eugene, Oregon.

2012 Conference

In 2012, the AAIS annual conference was held May 3-5 at the College of Charleston, in Charleston, South Carolina. See the official conference site here.

2011 Conference

In 2011, the AAIS annual conference was held at the University of Pittsburgh, from April 7-10.

2010 Conference

The 2010 AAIS conference, organized by Alison Cornish, was at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and took place April 22-25.



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