Join Today


Art history events happening near you.

This page includes Association for Art History events, as well as other events taking place across the UK and internationally.  Association for Art History events are open to all, including members and non-members, art historians and non art historians.


Looking to promote your art history event? We are happy to list relevant events, free of charge, on our site. Complete the online form if you'd like us to consider listing your event.

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 […]

2020 Trenchard Cox Art History Scholarship

Deadline: 17.00 GMT Thursday, 5 March 2020

Scholarship Competition 16 – 18 years old? Win a place on an brilliant Art History Abroad 2-week Summer Course in Italy. Register your interest via the link, write 400 words on a work of art you love and another 400 on a work of art you loathe and submit your entry via The Arts Society. […]

Instagram | A Symposium

February 29 2020

Social media platform. Billion-dollar company. Home of fitspiration, avocado brunches, and over-filtered sunsets. Instagram is the place where we share our lives and peek into the lives of others—friends, family, influencers, celebrities. But what does it mean to encounter photographs as part of Instagram’s endless feed? How does this platform shape how we think about […]

Tintoretto | A Rebel in Venice screening across UK & Ireland cinemas from Feb 26

February 26, 2020

TINTORETTO: A REBEL IN VENICE, narrated by BAFTA Award-winner Helena Bonham Carter, is coming to the big screen at select cinemas across the UK & Ireland from the 26 February. This documentary celebrates the 500th anniversary of the birth of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance. It will explore the rivalry among the […]

2020 Annual Conference

1 - 3 April 2020

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 keep up to date with […]

Clark Conference: Conservation / Making / Art / History

April 16 - April 17, 2020

This conference considers many past and present practices of maintaining, handling, reframing, and repurposing works of the past. The aim is to put those methods into dialogue with wider frames of practice and thinking. The contributors to this conference consider how conservation involves forms of artistic making, frames philosophical examinations of time, shapes inquiry into […]

Call for Papers: Embodied Spectatorship and Performance in Theatre and Visual Culture, 1780-1914

Throughout the long nineteenth century the ways in which spectators observed the world in which they lived and entertainments on offer changed radically. New modes of viewing were facilitated by technological developments and innovations in this period: a range of optical toys were produced, while developments in painting techniques contributed to new spectacular entertainments such […]

CFP – Museum Networks and Museum History

July 16-17 2020

Museum Networks and Museum History Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 16—17 July 2020 Call for Papers 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 […]

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 […]

Engage North East Area Group Meeting | Clay and Cake

February 11, 2020

Join Engage North East for a workshop where they’ll be working with artist Megan Randall making clay plant pots and dishes. This is an opportunity to create together, share, network and form informal peer mentoring circles to help address those funny moments in our practice that need airing out! The session includes: A creative workshop: […]