Association for Art History Annual Conference

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The Association for Art History’s Annual Conference presents current, international research and critical debate around art, art history and visual culture.
Taking place over 3 days, the Annual Conference is an opportunity to engage with new research, hear leading keynotes, broaden networks and exchange ideas. It attracts over 500 international delegates, speakers and publishers each year. Members of the Association for Art History get discount conference rates.
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 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 will host 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 will also be a programme of parallel events, including talks, workshops, visits and screenings. We hope that this conference will provoke and share encounters with art histories and visual cultures in new, diverse dimensions. A full list of sessions and papers are now available to view and/or download.
The 2019 Annual Conference is co-organised and convened by:
Association for Art History – Claire Davies and Cheryl Platt
University of Brighton – Lara Perry, Jeremy Aynsley, Annebella Pollen, Louise Purbrick, Claire Wintle, Matthew Cornford, Naomi Salaman and Ceren Ozpinar
University of Sussex – Francesco Ventrella

Period4 Apr 20196 Apr 2019
Event typeConference
LocationBrighton, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Art History
  • Expanded Field
  • Brighton 2019