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2019 Annual Conference

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Brighton University



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4 – 6 April 2019

The Association for Art History’s Annual Conference presents current, international research and critical debate around art history and visual culture. It takes place over 3 days and includes visits, tours, film screenings, bookfair and a public programme of selected workshops and discussions.

The Annual conference is an opportunity to keep up to date with new research, hear leading keynotes, broaden networks and exchange ideas. It attracts over 500 international delegates, speakers and exhibitors each year. Members of the Association for Art History receive discounted conference tickets.


Claire Bishop, Professor in the art history department at CUNY Graduate Center, New York
Marcia Pointon, Professor Emerita in History of Art, University of Manchester
Michael Rakowitz, Iraqi American artist and Associate Professor at Northwestern University


The (expanded) field provides […] for an organisation of work that is not dictated by the conditions of a particular medium. Rosalind Krauss, 1979.

The Association for Art History’s 2019 Annual Conference in central Brighton will explore how art history and visual culture are manifest in the everyday, as well as in scholarly and curatorial life. What is art history and visual culture in an expanded field?

The conference presents sessions that think in expanded ways about the materials of art history and visual culture, and the diverse sites and circumstances of its production and circulation. Some connect art histories with pressing topics in humanities, such as the role of migration and its legacies in global histories, and the relation between image and planet. Other sessions encourage reflections on how our activities as writers, educators and theorists enrich and stimulate our professional practices. There conference fringe programme will offer delegates a range of parallel events, including topical roundtables, workshops, visits and screenings.

Full details, including Sessions and Papers are on Association for Art History website.


Do speakers and Convenors have to pay to attend?

All delegates, including speakers and convenors must pay to attend (which is standard practice for many academic conferences). There are no specific tickets for speakers and convenors. If you are a speaker or convenor choose the ticket option that applies to you. For example, if you are a student and speaker then opt for the concession/session ticket.

Are there one day tickets for students/concessions?

We offer a fixed-rate ticket for students and concessions from £100. This can be used for 1 day, 2 days or the full 3 days. Concession ticket prices are subsidised and kept as low as possible.

Why is the conference ticketed in this way?

The Association for Art History is a charity and our Annual Conference is run as a sustainable, non-profit-making event. However, we still need to cover event costs, such as venue hire, catering and facilities.

Our Annual Conference tickets are comparable to, or cheaper than, similar academic conferences. We keep ticket prices as low as possible and consistent year on year if we can. The ticket prices are set according what our per delegate overheads are, which are determined by venue conference office charges.

What does my ticket cover?

Your Annual Conference ticket includes morning and afternoon refreshments, and gives you access to all sessions, keynotes, receptions and the conference fringe programme. visits and the bookfair. Tickets do not include lunch, evening meals, accommodation and paying visits.

If I want to come for one day only should I specify which day?

Yes please. You should chose the one day ticket for the day you require.

Am I eligable for a member ticket if my institution has organisaitonal membership?

Yes, if you are one of the named people attached to the organisational membership.

Am I eligable for a concession ticket?

Concession tickets apply to delegates, convenors and speakers who are students, retired or on low income (earning below £20,000 per year or currency equivilent). You may be asked to provide proof of your concessionary status when you register at the event).

Will I receive an actual ticket?

You should receive a ticket from Eventbrite by email. Please retain this and bring it with you (if you forget we'll have a booking list to check names). When you arrive at the Annual Conference you will need to take your ticket to Registration and pick up your delegate pack, badge and programme.

Can you provide me with an invitation letter for my visa application?

If you are a confirmed speaker or convenor at the Annual Conference then yes we can provide letters for use for visa application. We do not issue visa letters for delegates who are not convening a session or presenting paper in a session.

Can I pay to attend just one session/paper?

No, whilst we aim to make the event as flexible and accessible as possible for people we can only offer day-rate options.

Can I bring a guest to see my session/paper only?

No, anyone attending the conference needs to purchase an appropriate ticket and be registered. This is not just our policy but increasingly important in terms of knowing who’s at the event and on the premises at anyone time.

Will Papers be translated and/or delivered in different languages?

Because this is a UK based academic conference papers are usually delivered in English unless specific arrangements have been made for a translator to be present or the paper to be made available in another language as the request of the speaker or convenor.

Will transcripts of papers be made available after the conference?

We do not currently make available transcripts of papers before or after the event largely because there are so many of them (often over 300) and also because many of the research papers presented are part of an individual’s research practices, and therefore their own intellectual property. The Association for Art History does not own the research presented at the Annual Conference.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The 2019 Annual Conference is taking place at Brighton University, which is in central Brighton. If arriving by taxi from the Brighton train station ask the driver to take you to the Pavillion Road campus. There are no car parking options at the university so you will need to use public car parks.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For Annual Conference booking enquiries, and other questions, please contact the Association for Art History main office, details for which you'll find online at www.forarthistory.org.uk

What's the refund policy?

We offer a 30 day full refund policy up until 30 March 2019. No refunds will be made after 30 March. Cancellations made beyond this date will be non-refundable, but pre-paid bookings may be transferable to the next Annual Conferenec depending upon circumstances.

What is the Annual Conference like?

It is a 3-day international annual academic conference that hosts around 40 sessions and 300 research papers about art, art history and visual culture. There are also keynotes presented by prominent people involved in arts, humanities and culture. Keynotes are often followed by evening drinks receptions. The conference includes a fringe programme of sessions focused on areas of professional development or practice, local visits & tours, workshops, film screens and exhibitors.

The Annual Conference hosts international research and delegates from all around the world. Delegates are often university or college academics, curators, researchers, doctoral and post-doctoral students, artists and other practitioners and anyone else with a research interest in art history and visual culture. Publishers and editors also attend and exhibit at the conference.

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