2019 Annual Conference | Call for Sessions

Call for Sessions

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

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

The Association for Art History’s Annual Conference will relinquish familiar physical and disciplinary confines in favour of expanding into the city of Brighton. The area is known for its eccentric urban landscape, which includes the two-hundred-year old Royal Pavilion and idiosyncratic shopping precincts, and whose latest tourist attraction offers views of both the South Downs National Park and a 116-turbine wind farm.

As well as hosting academic panel sessions, the conference convenors welcome proposals for sessions in alternate formats which we will be accommodated in appropriate spaces on the University of Brighton’s Grand Parade campus, or with partner organisations in the city centre, including the Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton and Hove.

To submit a session proposal please read and use the session_proposal_form_2019.

Deadline for session proposals: 1 May 2018. Please submit proposals via email

2019 Annual Conference Convenors: the conference is being convened by a collective of contributors from the University of Brighton, the University of Sussex, and local partners.


2019 Annual Conference
4 – 6 April 2019

The Annual Conference showcases current research and critical debate about art history and visual culture. It takes place over 3 days throughout the UK, bringing 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 over 500 delegates, speakers and publishers each year. Members of the Association for Art History get reduced conference rates.