CFP: Women and Gender in Italian Trecento Art and Architecture, Italian Art Society sponsored session at RSA; due 8 July 2019

Call for Papers for Italian Art Society (IAS) sponsored session at RSA, 2-4 April 2020, Philadelphia:

Session Title: Women and Gender in Italian Trecento Art and Architecture

Session Chair: Judith Steinhoff, University of Houston

This session examines both the patronage and the representation of women in 13th- and 14th-century Italian art, topics that remain under-explored despite the large body of scholarship on women and gender in other cultures and periods. Proposals are especially welcome that go beyond the stereotypical gender identities and roles promoted by the Church and theological writings, to seek a complex understanding of the models for and the lives of Trecento women.

Please send proposals to the organizer, Judith Steinhoff (jsteinho@Central.UH.EDU OR, by Monday, July 8, 2019.

Paper proposals must include:
• abstract (150 words max)
• paper title (25 words max)
• your full name, current affiliation, email address, and Ph.D. completion date (past or expected)
• a brief c.v. (300 words max, and must be in list not narrative form)
• a list of key words (8 max)

**Please note: Speakers must become RSA members by November 1st to speak at the conference. As this is a sponsored panel, all speakers must also be (or become) members of the Italian Art Society.