2022 Annual Conference

6 – 8 April 2022, London


We invite session proposals for the Association for Art History’s 48th Annual Conference.

The Association for Art History’s Annual Conference brings together international research and critical debate about art, art history and visual cultures. A key annual event for art history, the conference is an opportunity to keep up to date with new research, hear leading keynotes, broaden networks and exchange ideas.

The Annual Conference is open to all. Attracting around 500 attendees each year, the conference is popular with academics, curators, practitioners, PhD students, early career researchers and non-art historians engaged with art history research. Members of the Association get reduced conference rates, but non-members are welcome to attend and to propose sessions and papers.


The Annual Conference reflects the Association for Art History’s commitment to a broad and inclusive art history for all. We therefore strive for a broad and inclusive range of sessions, across all areas of research and practice, from the classical to the contemporary, and on research that focuses on practice outside of Europe and North America.

Our 2022 Annual Conference invites the latest international research and debates across art, art history, curating and visual cultures that will inform future scholarship and practice. We particularly welcome sessions that work across established boundaries, be they interdisciplinary, geographical or conceptual. We also invite sessions that consider historiography and pedagogy in art and curating histories and discourses.

Conference Partnerships & Collaborations

Each year we work in collaboration with one or multiple institutions. We plan to host our 2022 Annual Conference in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London, and take advantage of the rich artistic and historical backdrop that South East London has to offer. These include a world class university campus which is home to a public art gallery, Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art (designed by Turner Prize winners Assemble), a library specialising in the arts, humanities and social sciences, various special collections and archives including the Women’s Art Library, the Goldsmiths Textile Collection and Constance Howard Gallery, and the Daphne Oram Archive, and an on-site Curzon cinema. Close to the university is the award-winning South London Gallery, Greenwich Museums and Royal Observatory and the historic Deptford docks with artists studios and independent galleries.

Session Proposals

The 2022 Annual Conference is open to all, both members and non-members of the Association for Art History. Anyone can submit a session proposal. Please include in your session proposal;
– Title of your sessions proposals
– Brief abstract (max 250 words)
– Name of session convenor(s)
– Affiliations (or if independent/freelance)
– Email of session convenors
– Social media name (optional)

Please email you 2022 Session Proposal to Conference2022@forarthistory.org.uk

Session proposal deadline: Friday 7 May 2021

Image: Goldsmiths, University of London.