2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
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 programme of 40 sessions, over 300 papers, and keynotes will respond to the idea of ‘looking outwards’, and engage with art history in the broadest sense.
This international academic conference will incorporate an ambitious range of perspectives and research about art history, visual culture and art. The conference is a unique opportunity to engage with new and emerging research from academics, students, researchers, curators, artists and cultural organisations.
As in other years the 2018 Annual Conference will include a Bookfair for publishers and exhibitors.
View and download the list of 2018 sessions (pdf). An updated version including papers and speakers will appear online soon.
There are 40 sessions which will take place over the 3 days, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each session will include up to 8 papers, so there will be over 300 papers presented over the 3 days. Each session runs for one-day only (there are no sessions that span multiple days).
Tickets & Booking
The Association for Art History’s 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 sessions, the Bookfair, keynote lectures and receptions. Please note that tickets exclude lunch, accommodation and visits.
Early Bird Tickets (booking before 1 March 2018)
£300 – Full conference (3 days)
£200 – Full conference (3 days) for members of Association for Art History
£130 – Full conference (3 days) student/concession £130
£100 – Full conference (3 days) for student/concession members of Association for Art History
£180 – Day delegate
£160 – Day delegate for members of Association for Art History
Standard Tickets (booking after 1 March 2018)
£355 – Full conference (3 days)
£255 – Full conference (3 days) for members of Association for Art History
£185 – Full conference (3 days) for student/concession
£155 – Full conference (3 days) for student/concession members of the Association for Art History
£235 – Day delegate
£215 – Day delegate member £215
Online booking for the Annual Conference is processed through out Eventbrite page, where you can also find FAQs about ticket and booking options.
Keynotes & Receptions
Thursday 5 April 2018
18.00 – 19.00 Opening Keynote Lecture – speaker tbc
19.00 – 20.30 Drinks Reception, The Courtauld Gallery
Friday 6 April 2018
18.30 – 19.30 Keynote Lecture – Tristram Hunt
19.30 – 20.30 Drinks Reception – Bush House roof terrace
Saturday 7 April 2018
13.30 – 14.30 Closing Keynote Lecture – Griselda Pollock
Keynotes and receptions are free and open to all registered conference delegates and bookfair exhibitors.
See below an overview of the 3 day conference. You can also view and print-off a pdf version of the conference timetable. Sessions and keynotes will take place everyday on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Thursday 5th April 2018
08.30 – 17.00 Registration (King’s College London, Strand Campus)
11.00 – 18.00 Book Fair & Exhibitors (King’s College London, Strand Campus)
09.50 – 10.00 Opening remarks from Session Convenor(s)
10.00 – 17.25 Academic Sessions (Courtauld Institute of Art & King’s College London)
17.25 – 17.35 Closing remarks from Session Convenor(s)
11.15 – 11.40 Refreshments and networking
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break, networking, Bookfair and lunchtime activities
15.40 – 16.10 Refreshments and networking
18.00 – 19.00 Keynote Lecture
19.00 – 20.30 Drinks Reception
Friday 6th April 2018
08.30 – 17.30 Registration (King’s College London, Strand campus)
09.00 – 17.30 Bookfair & Exhibitors (King’s College London, Strand campus)
09.20 – 09.30 Opening remarks from Session Convenor(s)
09.30 – 17.55 Academic Sessions (Courtauld Institute of Art & King’s College London)
17.55 – 18.05 Closing remarks from Session Convenor(s)
10.45 – 11.15 Refreshments and networking
12.30 – 15.00 Lunch, networking, Bookfair
16.15 – 16.45 Refreshments and networking
12.30 – 15.00 Festival (Courtauld Institute of Art & King’s College London)
(Discussions, demonstrations, talks, performances, visits to sites of interest)
18.30 – 19.30 Keynote Lecture
19.30 – 20.30 Drinks Reception
Saturday 7th April 2018
08.30 – 13.00 Registration (King’s College London, Strand Campus)
09.00 – 15.00 Bookfair (King’s College London, Strand Campus)
09.20 – 09.30 Opening marks from Session Convenor
09.30 – 17.40 Academic Sessions (Courtauld Institute of Art & King’s College London)
17.40 – 17.50 Closing remarks from Session Convenor
10.45 – 11.15 Refreshments and networking
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch, networking, Bookfair
16.00 – 16.30 Refreshments and networking
13.30 – 14.30 Keynote Lecture
18.30 – onwards Drinks
Festival & Visits
During the conference there will be opportunities for delegates to participate in a range of different things, including a lunchtime festival programme on Friday 6 April, visits and tours, as well as self-led options for local exhibitions. More information on these options will be made available in due course.
Bookfair & Exhibitors
The Bookfair is a key part of our Annual Conference programme. It is open to a range of different exhibitors, including academic publishers,independent publishers, magazines and other educational or cultural organisations and businesses who are keen to engage with those researching or practicing art history. The Bookfair is a perfect occasion for exhibitors to engage directly with delegates who are at the forefront of today’s art history and visual culture.
Find out more about exhibiting or attending the Bookfair.
We will make available and update online information for delegates nearer to the event. You can also find a lot of FAQs on the Annual Conference Eventbrite page.
All pre-booked delegates will need to register on arrival to pick up a badge, programme and pack. Registration will take place by in King’s College London, next to the Bookfair.
Sessions and keynotes will take place in King’s, Courtauld and Bush House. The Bookfair will take place in King’s next to the registration desk. Registration will take place:
Thursday 5 April 08.30 – 17.00
Friday 6 April 08.00 – 17.00
Saturday 7 April 08.00 – 15.00
Minimal luggage may be left at Registration, Thurs 09.00 – 17.30, Fri 8.00 – 17.30, Sat 8.00 – 16.00
Conference delegates must book and pay for their own accommodation.
There are no car parking facilities at King’s or Courtauld. Some hotels may offer car parking.
Tea and coffee will be available during the morning and afternoon breaks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Pre-booked Grab&Go lunch bags will be available on Friday, these will cost £10 and those who have pre-booked lunch will be given a lunch token at registration. There are plenty of places to get lunch nearby.
Delegates should arrange their own evening meals and are encouraged to book tables.
AV and Printing
All session rooms will include an overhead projector with screen. Sound, DVD and WIFI will be available in all session rooms.
Speakers should bring their presentation on either a USB drive and use Powerpoint or equivalent (and a printed copy if necessary). Additional technical requirements must be confirmed with the Conference Coordinator by 10 March 2018. We cannot guarantee access to a printer or photocopier on site.
Delegates are able to download and access the 2018 Annual Conference app on to their phone, tablet or PC.
You will need to download Guidebook app first via an appstore or search. Once you have this on your device you will be able to use a code to access the conference app. The code will be made available nearer the event.
Other Useful Information
Conference proceedings may be photographed and filmed for media use by the Association for Art History, Courtauld and King’s. You can find more FAQs on the Eventbrite page.