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2020 Conference Guidelines

Timeline for Accepting Proposals:

October 25, 2019: Call for submissions and roundtables due. Completed sessions and roundtables may also be sent at this time.

December 13, 2019: Proposals due to Session and Roundtable Organizers with title, brief abstract (150-200 words), and short bio.

December 20, 2019: All completed sessions and roundtables due.

Please use the following format for each proposed session or roundtable (completed or in progress):


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

-Organizer, Institutional affiliation, Email address, Membership (AAIS/AATI)

-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

ALL proposals should be sent to aais.aati.2020@gmail.com


  • In order to organize a session or roundtable, you must be a member in good standing of the AAIS or AATI. Non-members may not organize sessions. Membership renewal is available at each organization’s website.
  • 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 from their advisor affirming their ABD status. Graduate students should view their AAIS papers as potential “job talks” and should be sure that their performance reflects their highest level of academic and professional achievement.

  • All participants in a session or roundtable must be AAIS or AATI members by February 15, 2020. Sessions including non-members will not be included in the program.

  • Requests for Caucus meetings must be received by the Conference Organizer by the established deadline. Please consult conference website.
  • A delegate may read no more than one paper, chair a session, and participate in one roundtable.



    © American Association for Italian Studies   

    AAIS Senior Graduate Assistant, Giulio Genovese (giuliog@sas.upenn.edu)

    AAIS Graduate Assistant, Deion Dresser


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