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Call for Papers: Andrew Ladis Memorial Trecento Conference (January 7–9, 2021)

Friday, February 7, 2020  
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The Andrew Ladis Memorial Trecento Conference is held biennially in honor of the art historian Andrew Ladis (1949–2007), an authority on Taddeo Gaddi and Giotto and an inspiring teacher. The conference—the only gathering of its kind—emphasizes trecento Italian art as a fruitful area of research and offers participants the opportunity to exchange ideas formally and informally in a collegial environment.

The next conference will be held January 7–9, 2021, at the Frist Art Museum and Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Dr. Susan L’Engle, professor emerita and former assistant director of the Vatican Film Library at Saint Louis University, will be the keynote speaker. Approximately twenty-four other scholars will be selected to present papers, which will be published by Brepols. There will be an opening reception on January 7, 2021, and meals for all attendees on January 8 and 9. Guided visits will be offered of the exhibition "Medieval Bologna: Art for a University" at the Frist and of the Samuel H. Kress Study Collection at the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery.

Scholars of all career stages are invited to submit proposals for twenty-minute papers on any aspect of Italian art of the “long fourteenth century” (from about 1250 to 1450). MA students must provide a letter of support from a professor with whom they have taken a graduate-level course.

Please submit an abstract (maximum 500 words) and curriculum vitae by April 6, 2020. Combine the documents in that order into a single Word file or PDF with Lastname_Firstname as the filename and send it to The planning committee will review all proposals and respond by June 1, 2020.

Registration and Costs
Conference registration will open on June 15, 2020. There will be no conference fees, but participants must secure their own transportation and lodging. Discounted rates will be available at nearby hotels. A $1,000 scholarship will be offered to one participating Italian scholar traveling from Italy.

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