2024 Annual Conference

3-5 April 2024

University of Bristol

Booking now open!


2024 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Association for Art History. We are delighted to announce that our 50th annual conference will be held in collaboration with the History of Art department at the University of Bristol.

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

The 2024 Annual Conference is open to all, members and non-members of the Association for Art History.  Members of the Association get reduced conference rates, and concessionary tickets are also available.

Details on each session can be found below.

Conference tickets are now available and include access to all sessions, keynotes, exhibitors, visits, professional programme events and networking opportunities.

Further information about tickets can be found on the booking page.



For any other enquiries, please contact:


Image: Jeppe Hein, Follow Me (2009), in the Royal Fort Gardens, University of Bristol; Photo: Jamie Woodley.


Wednesday 3rd April

  • Anthropocene Mobilities
  • Art in the Street: Public Performances across Time and Place
  • Beyond the AAH: Groups, Organisations, and Collectives since the 1970s
  • Curating ‘Women Artists’
  • Day Jobs, Second Careers, and Side Hustles: Considering Black Artists’ Creative Self-Support
  • Energy Consumption in Art History: State of the Interdisciplinary Field
  • Exploring Gender-based Violence in Feminist Art
  • New Ways of Knowing in Feminist Art Histories
  • Poised in Performance: the Visual Culture of Dance through Time and its connection with Early Dance Practice
  • ‘Queer Photography’ Now
  • Reproduction! Networks of Distribution in Archives and Collections of Publishing
  • Shifting Grounds: Landscape and Cultural Practice in Latin America
  • Subjective Approaches to Sense-Making in Art and Visual Culture
  • The Past, Present and Future of Medieval Art in the British Isles
  • Writing Joyishly

Thursday 4th April

  • ‘A Day With(out) Art History’: AIDS and Art History
  • An Era of Walls: Art at the Boundaries of the New Enclosures
  • Art History and Contemporary Technical and Medical Images
  • Art, History, Exhibitions: Re-thinking Relationships
  • Beyond Hilma af Klint: Rediscovering Swedish Women Modernists
  • Contemporary Art and Rural Places
  • Healing and the Museum
  • Keeping up with Fast-Changing Times: Creative Approaches to the Art History Classroom
  • Nature and Gender in Pre-Modern Art
  • Para-zomias: Prefigurative Urban Transformations in Asia
  • Radical Imprints: Visual Tactics of Anti-colonial Struggle
  • Uses and Misuses of Premodernity: the afterlives of Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Art
  • What can feminism do for Digital Humanities, what can Digital Humanities do for feminism?
  • Women’s Work: Re-examining the Material Practice of European Women Sculptors before 1900

Friday 5th April

  • AI, Automation, and Abstraction
  • Approaches to Public Art History in Museums and Academia
  • Architecture Theory and History in Contemporary Art
  • Carceral Causes: Representing Political Prisoners
  • Ecologies of Visual Culture in the Global Middle Ages
  • Embodied Experience in the Early Modern World
  • Interpretations of Longinian Ideas in the Visual Imagery from the Early Modern Period to the Present
  • Mechanisms of Art History
  • Others Within and Without: Art, India, and Britain’s ‘Internal Colonies’
  • Pedagogy and Practice: The Role and Influence of Immigrant Artist Teachers as Agents and Conduits of Cross-cultural Exchange: 1923-1973-2023
  • Selling Out?: The Neoliberalism of the Art World and Academia
  • Tempos of Making in the Pre-Modern World, 1200-1800
  • The Museum is Me!” Early Women Curators and the Making of Institutional Collections (1880s-1960s)
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