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 culture 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.


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


2019 Annual Conference
4 – 6 April 2019
University of Brighton

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


The online archive of Annual Conference programmes from 1975 – 2017 will be made available in due course. This archive contains pdfs and listings of programmes and session abstracts from all our previous Annual Conferences.