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CFP | CCVA Conference ‘ The World, Two Metres Away’

9-10 November 2020

Call for Papers| The 13th Chinese Centre for Visual Arts Conference (CCVA) ‘ The World, Two Metres Away’ at Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham City University

CFS | Association for Art History 2021 Annual Conference

14 - 17 April 2021

Call for Sessions | The Association for Art History’s 47th Annual Conference will take place at the University of Birmingham. The Special 4-day 2021 Annual Conference will bring together international research and critical debate about art, art history and visual cultures.

For Art History 2020 Bookfair goes online

2 April

‪We’ve moved our 2020 BOOKFAIR online. Check out the publisher special offers from would-have-been-exhibitors and sponsors who are offering up to 35% discounts on digital and print art and art history publications.

Contemporary Art Summer School at the Royal Academy

29 June - 3 July 2020

Using the Summer Exhibition as a starting point, immerse yourself in contemporary art through engagement with the artists, curators and business insiders at the heart of the industry. Five-day intensive summer course 29 June 2020, 10am — 5pm 30 June 2020, 10am — 5pm 1 July 2020, 10am — 5pm 2 July 2020, 10am — […]

Art and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain

20 - 24 July 2020

Immerse yourself in the art world of 18th century Britain in this week-long summer school focused on the period of the Enlightenment. Five-day intensive art history summer course 20 July 2020, 10am — 5pm 21 July 2020, 10am — 5pm 22 July 2020, 10am — 5pm 23 July 2020, 10am — 5pm 24 July 2020, […]

CFP | Rediscovering our Scultpure

18 - 19 September 2020

Art UK is inviting submissions for papers for the conference ‘Rediscovering our sculpture’, which will be held on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September at the Cloth Hall Court, Leeds.  This symposium will celebrate the completion of Art UK’s ambitious sculpture project. It will be an opportunity to thank the project partners and funders. We […]

CFP | Whistler, Nature and Industry

30th September-1st October 2020

Call for Papers | Whistler, Nature and Industry| The Hunterian, University Of Glasgow, Glasgow, G128QQ 30th September -1st October 2020 (five formal academic sessions spread over a day and a half). Explores the relationship between nature and industry in the art of James McNeill Whistler, including possible linkages with wider scientific debates of the period […]

2020 Annual Conference

1 - 3 April 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. The Association for Art History’s 46th Annual Conference will take place in Newcastle, in partnership with the University of Northumbria and University of Newcastle. This popular three-day event brings together current research and critical debate about art, art history and visual cultures. This key annual event is an opportunity to […]

Art and Visual Culture Summer Programme 19 July – 1 August 2020

19 July - 1 August 2020

University of Cambridge Art and Visual Culture Summer Programme 19 July – 1 August 2020 Academic programme Plenary lecture series: Narratives Two seminars, one per week Gallery and museum visits within Cambridge Evening talks Programme description The open-access Summer Programmes attract adults from all ages and from all over the globe. The Art and Visual […]

Museum Networks and Museum History

16 - 17 July 2020

Museum Networks and Museum History Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 16—17 July 2020 Networks have become an increasingly important part of the analytical toolkit used by historians of museums and collections. As scholars have moved away from narrative institutional histories, they have embraced the study of social and material networks as approaches which expand understandings of […]