2022 Annual Conference

6 – 8 April 2022, London
Association for Art History’s 48th Annual Conference

The Association for Art History’s Annual Conference brings together international research and critical debate about art, art history and visual cultures. A key annual event for art history, the conference 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. 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, but non-members are welcome to attend and to propose sessions and papers.

The 2022 Annual Conference will be a LIVE, in-person event with options for speakers to present papers digitally if they wish. There will not be provision for delegates to attend the conference digitally, although some aspects of the conference may be made available and accessible during or after the event.


The Annual Conference reflects the Association for Art History’s commitment to a broad and inclusive art history for all. We will host a broad and inclusive range of sessions, across all areas of research and practice, from the classical to the contemporary, and on research that focuses on practice outside of Europe and North America.

Our 2022 Annual Conference will present the latest international research and debates across art, art history, curating and visual cultures that will inform future scholarship and practice. We will deliver a programme of sessions that work across established boundaries, be they interdisciplinary, geographical or conceptual, and sessions that consider historiography and pedagogy in art and curating histories and discourses.

Conference Partnerships & Collaborations

Each year we work in collaboration with one or multiple institutions. Our 2022 Annual Conference will be hosted in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London, where we will take advantage of the rich artistic and historical backdrop that South East London has to offer. These include a world class university campus which is home to a public art gallery, Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art (designed by Turner Prize winners Assemble), a library specialising in the arts, humanities and social sciences, various special collections and archives including the Women’s Art Library, the Goldsmiths Textile Collection and Constance Howard Gallery, and the Daphne Oram Archive, and an on-site Curzon cinema. Close to the university is the award-winning South London Gallery, Greenwich Museums and Royal Observatory and the historic Deptford docks with artists studios and independent galleries.

The Conference Committee made their session selections in June 2021 and a full list of selected sessions will be made available in the summer.

Call for Papers
Call for papers will go live in September 2021 and the paper proposal deadline will be 1 November 2021.

Tickets and Prices
The 2022 Annual Conference is open to all, both members and non-members of the Association for Art History. You do not have to be a member to attend the event or present a paper, although we do offer membership discount on tickets. We have kept the ticket prices for 2022 the same as they were two years ago. Online tickets will be available in Autumn 2021 with an early booking deadline in January 2022.

We hope to make available Conference Bursaries for Phd and Early Career Researchers in Autumn 2021.

2022 Ticket Options

Early booking options until 10 January 2022

Early Booking Options  Member Ticket Non-Member Ticket
3 day early bird ticket £205 £310
3 day early bird concession* £120 £140
1 day early bird ticket £95 £125
1 day early bird concession* £55 £75

Standard rate tickets will be in place after 10 January 2022

Standard Tickets Member Ticket Non-Member Ticket
3 day ticket £245 £370
3 day concession* ticket £140 £165
1 day ticket £115 £150
1 day concession* ticket £70 £90

Speakers and Convenors who cannot attend in person will be able to pay a digital participation fee of £100 to present their paper and participate in live Q&A. Digital participation is only available to speakers and convenors who cannot or chose not to attend in person.

Save time by getting your conference ticket and membership together

Being a member is not compulsory, but if you want to take advantage of the membership discount, you can now purchase your conference ticket and membership together with just one click.

Conference Ticket with Membership Conference Ticket with Concession Membership
12-month Membership is £60 Concession 12-month Membership is £30
1 Day Ticket & Membership £155 (early) £175 (standard) £85 (early) £100 (standard)
3 Day Ticket & Membership £265 (early) £305 (standard) £150 (early) £170 (standard)


  • All delegates, including speakers and convenors, should pay the appropriate conference fee.
  • Concessionary tickets support students and people on low income (those with an annual income of less than £20,000 per year).
  • Conference bursaries for Phd and early career researchers are usually available, find out more here.
  • Your conference ticket includes access to all sessions, keynotes, exhibitors, visits, fringe events and networking opportunities (for the day/s you’ve booked for).
  • Your conference ticket includes tea and coffee in the morning and afternoon and drinks receptions. Lunch is not included but can be pre-booked and purchased separately at cost – this helps us to reduce food waste.
  • If booking a 1-day only ticket you will be required to select which day you intend to attend.
  • Have a question? – Frequently Asked Questions

Image: Goldsmiths, University of London.