Annual Conference

The Annual Conference showcases current research and critical debate about art history and visual culture.

Our international Annual Conference for art history and visual culutre takes place over 3 days throughout the UK. It brings together current research and critical debate about art, art history and visual culture. The Annual Conference is an opportunity to keep up to date with emerging research, hear leading keynotes, broaden networks and exchange ideas. It attracts around 500 delegates, speakers and publishers each year. Members get reduced conference rates.


2019 Annual Conference
4 – 6 April 2019
University of Brighton

2020 Annual Conference
1 – 3 April 2020
Newcastle University & Northumbria University
Call for Sessions


2018 Annual Conference
5 – 7 April 2018
Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College London

The 2018 Annual Conference responded to the idea of ‘looking outwards’. It engaged with art history and visual culture in the broadest sense, and incorporated a wide range of research papers and perspectives. Find out more about the 2018 Annual Conference and Bookfair

Academic Session listings from earlier conferences will be online in due course. The Annual Conference online archive will include conference programme  pdfs of  programmes and session abstracts from 1975 – 2017.