2020 Annual Conference

1 – 3 April 2020

Newcastle University & Northumbria University

Keynote Speakers:
Lynda Nead, Pevsner Professor of History of Art at Birkbeck, University of London
Courtney J. Martin, Director of the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA)
Geoffrey Batchen, Professor of Art History, University of Oxford

KEYNOTE UPDATE: Because we have had to cancel our 2020 keynote lectures we will be sharing recent online articles by these speakers instead, which we hope you will enjoy.

Status update: 2020 Annual Conference and COVID-19
Unfortunately, due to new regulations around COVID-19 prevention measures, the 2020 Annual Conference will NOT take place from 1 – 3 April as planned. This follows guidance from our host Universities that prevents meetings of more than 50 people taking place on campus before the end of April 2020. We are currently looking into options of rescheduling the conference for later in the year and will advise on whether this can be organised as soon as we can. . Please check our FAQs for updated responses to common questions. [updated 13.03.20]

In 2020, Newcastle University and Northumbria University will co-host the Association for Art History’s 46th Annual Conference. The 2020 Annual Conference will be held across both campuses in the city centre and will include many opportunities to explore the vibrant cultural landscape of the North East of England. In addition to academic sessions and research papers, we anticipate that the 2020 Annual Conference will include a mix of events including artists’ film screenings, performances, roundtable discussions, and local visits.

The Annual Conference is open to all. Members receive a discount but you do not need to be a member to present or propose a session or paper, or attend.

Both universities have firm roots in the studio practice of art. Conference sessions will engage with research and the relationship between theory, history, and practice. Newcastle and Northumbria have different histories through the nineteenth-century art department and mid-twentieth-century polytechnic college, which trace the evolution of art education and its intersections with other disciplines, including cultural studies, design, film, and fashion.

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The 2020 Annual Conference is a partnership event which is co-organised by Association for Art History – Claire Davies and Cheryl Platt and Newcastle University – Fiona Anderson, and Northumbria University – Victoria Horne.