IASA Calls

Call for Conference Site Proposals

(Oct 16, 2011)

Call for 2012, 2013 and 2014 IASA Conference Site Proposals


The American Italian Historical Association (AIHA), an interdisciplinary association of scholars, critics, writers, artists and others interested in exploring Italian American experiences, is currently entertaining proposals to host its 2012, 2013 and 2014 conferences. AIHA is committed to holding its annual conference in late October or early November, at conveniently located and reasonably priced venues. We are also committed to regional rotation ensuring representation in all parts of the country.

Recent conferences themes include “Italian American Body Politics: Private Lives and the Public Sphere” (2011), “Advocacy and Activism: Italian Heritage and Cultural Change” (2010), “Southern Exposures: Locations and Relocations of Italian Culture” (2009), “Small Towns, Big Cities: The Urban Experience of Italian Americans” (2008), “Italian Passages: Making and Thinking History” (2007), “Italian Americans in the Third Milennium” (2006), and “Speaking Memory: Oral History, Oral Culture and Italian Americans” (2005).

If you are interested in hosting an annual AIHA conference, please send a one-page proposal, plus an estimated budget and contact information for the proposer(s) by email (with the subject line “FUTURE CONFERENCE PROPOSAL” to George Guida, AIHA President, at gguida@citytech.cuny.edu.

The deadline for submissions is September 30th, 2011. We welcome proposals as far in advance of proposed conferences as possible.