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

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. Early booking deadline extended to 13 January 2020.

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.