Association for Art History Fellows Awards

The awards of Fellows of the Association of Art History nominated in 2020 and 2021 took place on 25 May 6-7:30pm. Watch a recording of the live event here.

Our Fellows programme, initiated in 2019, seeks to recognise and honour individuals who have made a significant contribution to the broad field of art history. We are pleased to make this opportunity to formally recognise the honourees at this virtual event where each Fellow will present reflections on their work and/or the subject of art history.

The honourees that will be sharing their thoughts and reflections at this event are:

2020 Fellow, Griselda Pollock is Professor Emerita of Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory & History (CentreCATH) in the School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies (FAHACS), at the University of Leeds. For almost half a century, she has dedicated her work to creating and extending an international, postcolonial, queer feminist analysis of the visual arts, visual culture and cultural theory.

2020 Fellow, Sarah Phillips is a teacher, educator and writer. She is the author of the current global Art History A Level. She has been Head of Art History at Godalming Sixth Form College for 15 years and has worked for Pearson as Principal Examiner for the last five years. Sarah is Advisory Board member for Art UK and teacher, speaker and write for Art History in Schools.

2021 Fellow, Kobena Mercer is Professor of History of Art and African American Studies at Yale University where his teaching and research on African American, Caribbean, and Black British art brings cultural studies methods to modern and contemporary Black Atlantic worlds.

2021 Fellow, Caroline Osborne founded Art History in Schools and organises regular events, professional development days and free resources for teachers on global arts and architecture. She has taught Art History in Sixth Forms and Higher Education for almost 40 years and is the Lead Tutor and co-author of the online Art History A Level, developed and launched by the Association and the National Extension College in 2020

2021 Fellow, Marcia Pointon was a founding member of the Association for Art History and served as Chair from 1986-89 and editor of Art History from 1992-97. She held positions at the Open University, the Barber Institute and the University of Sussex before returning to the University of Manchester as Pilkington Professor of History of Art. Since retiring in 2003, Marcia has continued to research and publish extensively and works part-time as a research mentor at the Arts University Bournemouth and Norwich University of the Arts.


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