2022 Annual Conference

6 – 8 April 2022

Goldsmiths, University of London

The Association for Art History’s 48th Annual Conference brings together international research and critical debate about art, art history and visual cultures. This key annual event for art history is an opportunity to keep up to date with new research, hear leading keynotes, broaden networks and exchange ideas.

Open to all and attracting around 500 attendees each year, the Annual Conference is popular with academics, curators, practitioners, PhD students, early career researchers and non-art historians engaged with related research.

The 2022 Annual Conference has been conceived and planned as a LIVE, in-person event with options for speakers to present papers digitally if they wish. Some aspects of the conference, including the Fringe events will be made available digitally during the event. At this time, there is no provision for delegates to attend the main conference digitally, however we are monitoring the evolving guidance on Covid-19 restrictions carefully and other attendance options might be considered and implemented in due course.


The 2022 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.

Presenting 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 others that consider historiography and pedagogy in art and curating histories and discourses.

Conference Partnerships & Collaborations

Our 2022 Annual Conference will be hosted in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London, enabling us to take advantage of the rich artistic and historical backdrop that South East London has to offer. These include a world class university campus that 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 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.

Tickets and Booking

The Association for Art History’s 2022 Annual Conference is open to all. Our members receive reduced conference ticket rates, but even greater savings – of over 15% – are available on our early bird ticket offers. Non-members are also welcome to attend and to propose sessions and papers.*


Early Bird Tickets are available until 24 January 2022 (extended deadline).

Please note that we are monitoring the evolving guidance on Covid-19 restrictions carefully and will endeavour to keep attendees updated on new measures that might need to be implemented to ensure the safety of delegates and staff at the 2022 conference.

*NB: The Call for Papers is now closed.

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