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Art History in the Pub, Bristol

27 January 2020

Art History in the Pub is a series of informal talks, for members of the public, that take place around the UK, in different pubs and bars. Taking art history outside of the classroom, lecture theatre or gallery space reflects our commitment to bringing interesting (and often local) art history to a broader, public community.

Lucian Freud in Paddington

February 13, 2020

Join us for an evening of William Feaver discussing THE LIVES OF LUCIAN FREUD: YOUTH 1922-1968, the acclaimed first part of his biography of Lucian Freud. Freud didn’t want a biography published in his lifetime, but did, for decades, tell his story to friend and confidante, William Feaver. The result is a riveting tale of […]

CFP | Emerging Perspectives | UG and PG Masters Conference

19 - 20 March 2020

Call for Papers The University of Edinburgh and Association for Art History invites Undergraduate and Postgraduate Masters/MSc students to submit proposals for papers and posters at this first Emerging Perspectives in Art History and Visual Culture Conference​ to be held on​ ​ March 19-20, 2020 in Edinburgh. The conference aims to provide emerging scholars with […]

The future of Gallery and Visual Arts Education

24–26 March 2020

Join Engage and Engage Scotland at this intensive professional development event for mid-career and senior gallery and visual arts educators, hosted by Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA), V&A Dundee and Hospitalfield, Arbroath It was wonderful to take time out of an incredibly busy schedule to reflect on my current practise, my job role/ job title hand […]

Crossing Borders, Consructing Canons: Post-Impressionism in Britain, America and Beyond

May 1 and 2, 2019

Crossing Borders; Constructing Canons: Post-Impressionism in Britain, America and Beyond May  1 and 2, 2020 Courtauld Institute of Art, London “Post-Impressionism,” a term invented and used by Roger Fry in the exhibition he organized in London in 1910, became a deeply influential critical and historical construct that was (and sometimes is still) used widely in […]

Engaging Young People aged 14–21 with Portraits conference

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Tuesday 21 January 2020, 10:15 am – 4:30 pm Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA Chaired by Kate Fellows, Head of Learning and Access, Leeds Museums & Galleries Keynote by Stephanie Ampofo, Poet, performer and inspirational speaker Live scribing by Nifty Fox Creative Understanding British Portraits are working with Engage to develop a network […]

Architectural History Workshop Call for Papers

March 21, 2020

The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY WORKSHOP: CFP Saturday 21 March 2020 The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL CALL FOR PARTICIPATION The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB) invites presentation proposals for the Architectural History Workshop in 2020. This is our annual event for postgraduate students and […]

CFP | Collecting Africa | Before, During and After Colonial Overrule

January 31, 2020

CFP: Collecting Africa: Before, During and After Colonial Overrule April 27, 2020 – Oxford In recent years European and US museums and libraries have been facing mounting calls for the return of objects taken or acquired from Africa and other parts of the world during the Colonial era. The objects, the ways in which they […]

Art History in Climate Change

June 26-27, 2020

Historians of art and visual culture, artists, and activists are warmly invited to submit proposals for papers and presentations at this summer conference, which is generously supported by the Association for Art History. What are the stakes of art and art history in the climate crisis? In recent years, climate change has become a central […]

CFP |Image and Ascent: Mountain Terrains in the History of Art

18-19 June 2020

Image and Ascent: Mountain Terrains in the History of Art 18-19 June 2020, The Warburg Institute, London Organisers: Dr Joanne W. Anderson and Dr Carla Benzan That artworks are closely tied to the landscape in which they are produced is often taken for granted, and yet the recent ecological turn in the humanities has only […]