Summer Symposium

2021 Summer Symposium will take place online over two days, the first on 21 June and the second on 22 September. This event will focus on Global Britain: Decolonising Art’s Histories.

The Association for Art History’s Summer Symposium is a two-day annual conference that highlights current doctoral and early career research from around the world. The Summer Symposium takes place in early June and has a different theme each year. It is an opportunity for Phd students and early career researchers who are engaged with art, art history or visual culture to present their research and meet other students and academics with a similar research interest.

The Association has been running the Summer Symposium for over twenty years. It hosts a broad range of research sessions and papers and usually includes two keynote lectures, curator-led tours and a conference dinner. The Summer Symposium is open to all. Members of the Association receive a discount to attend but you do not need to be a member to propose a paper or attend the event.

The Summer Symposium attracts around 70 delegates, many of who are doing Phds (including practice-based phds) or have completed their phds within the last five years. It’s an opportunity for doctoral and early career researchers to present, but also an opportunity engage with new, international research about art, art history and visual culture.

Here are some 2018 Summer Symposium highlights.

The Summer Symposium is organised and programmed with our DECR Committee.