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

Our 2018 Annual Conference for art history and visual culture will be co-hosted by the Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College London. The 3 day conference programme of sessions, papers, and keynotes will respond to the idea of ‘looking outwards’. This international event will engage with art history in the broadest sense.

We aim to incorporate an ambitious range of perspectives – from academics, students and researchers, to educators, curators, heritage partners, and artists. We hope to deliver an event with the widest possible remit and reach.

As usual the 2018 Bookfair for publishers and exhibitors will run alongside the conference.

Sessions and Papers
The 2018 Annual Conference will host 40 academic sessions about art, art history and visual culture. These will take place over 3 days (approx. 8 sessions per day). Each one-day session will generally consist of between 4 – 8 25 minute papers. There will also be world-cafe, round-table or open discussions.

Sessions will respond to the idea of ‘looking outwards’. You can view and download the 2018 academic sessions and abstracts (pdf).

Papers and speakers for each session will be made available online in December.


The Association for Art History’s Annual Conference is always 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, the Bookfair, keynote lectures and receptions. They exclude lunch, accommodation and visits.

Early Bird (booking before 1 March 2018)

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 2018)

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 December 2017.

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.

Conference Convenors

Joanna Woodall and Katie Scott, Courtauld Institute of Art
Michael Squire, King’s College London

Conference Coordinator
Cheryl Platt, Association for Art History

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