Annual Conference

The annual event for art history in the UK

Our Annual Conference brings together international research and critical debate about art, art history and visual cultures. This key annual event is an opportunity to keep up to date with new research, hear leading keynotes, broaden networks and exchange ideas.

The Annual Conference is open to all. It is a key annual event for those presenting new research, and those wanting to listen and learn about new research. Attracting around 500 attendees each year, the conference is popular with academics, curators, practitioners, phd students, early career researchers and non-art historians engaged with art history research. Members of the Association get reduced conference rates.


2022 Annual Conference
6 – 8 April

2021 Annual Conference
14 – 17 April 2021
Online Event


2020 Annual Conference
1 – 3 April 2020
Newcastle University & Northumbria University

2019 Annual Conference
4 – 6 April 2019
University of Brighton

2018 Annual Conference
5 – 7 April 2018
Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College London


The online archive of Annual Conference programmes from 1975 – 2017 will be made available in due course. This archive contains pdfs and listings of programmes and session abstracts from all our previous Annual Conferences.