Association for Art History | 2018 Annual Conference, London, 5-7 April 2018
2018 Annual Conference
Courtauld Institute of Art & King’s College London
5 – 7 April 2018, London
The 2018 Annual Conference for art history and visual culture will be co-hosted by the Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College London. Academic sessions and papers will respond to the idea of ‘looking outwards’. This international 3 day event will look at art history in the broadest sense, and will incorporate a diverse range of speakers and perspectives.
Call for Papers – deadline 6 November 2017
The 2018 Annual Conference for art history and visual culture will be co-hosted by the Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College London. This international 3 day event will look at art history in the broadest sense, and will incorporate a diverse range of academic sessions, speakers and perspectives.
The close collaboration between the two institutions – involving numerous other museums and cultural partners in London – will set the tone for a conference oriented around ‘looking outwards’.
On one hand, we will be encouraging art historians and researchers to think about their disciplinary relationships with other affiliated subjects in the arts and humanities (as indeed beyond). On the other, we will be inviting new perspectives on international collaborations within the field (particularly important in the wake of recent political events…).
We aim to incorporate an ambitious range of perspectives – from university academics and doctoral researchers, to educators, curators, heritage partners, and not least artists themselves. We hope to deliver an event with the widest possible remit and reach.
The 2018 Annual Conference will host 40 academic sessions, over 3 days (approx. 13/14 sessions each day). Each one-day session will generally consist of between 4 – 8 papers (minimum 4, maximum 8); papers are usually 25-minutes, presented in 35-minute slots to allow for questions and movement between sessions. We will also accommodate alternative session formats – such as world-cafe, round-table or open discussions.
Sessions will respond to the idea of ‘looking outwards’ by engaging with art history and visual culture in the broadest sense. You can view and download the 2018 academic sessions and abstracts (pdf).
The Annual Conference is open to members and non-members. However, members of the Association for Art History receive preferential rates. We also offer concessionary rates on full conference tickets (proof of concessionary status may be requested at delegate registration)
All tickets include refreshments and access to academic sessions, Bookfair, keynote lectures and receptions. They exclude lunch, accommodation and visits.
Early Bird (booking before 1 March)
Early full conf (3 days) £300
Early full conf (3 days) member £200
Early full conf (3 days) student/concession £130
Early full conf (3 days) member student/concession £100
Early day delegate £180
Early day delegate member £160
Standard (booking after 1 March)
Standard full conf (3 days) £355
Standard full conf (3 days) member £255
Standard full conf (3 days) student/concession £185
Standard full conf (3 days) member student/concession £155
Standard day delegate £235
Standard day delegate member £215
Online booking for tickets will be made available from October.
Our Annual Conference is run as a sustainable, non-profit-making event. Conference fees are kept as low as possible to cover event costs based on the average per delegate overhead cost which is determined by the venue’s conference office. There is not a specific speaker or convenor ticket, instead attendees should choose the ticket that applies to them. For example, if you are a speaker and a student, opt for the student ticket. Similarly, there are no single day tickets for students and concessions, instead we offer a subsidised 3 day rate for £100 which we feel offers greater value for money.
Joanna Woodall and Katie Scott, Courtauld Institute of Art
Michael Squire, King’s College London
Cheryl Platt, Association for Art History