The Association for Art History’s 2019 Annual Conference
Sessions & Papers 4 – 6 April 2019
The Association for Art History’s 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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
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?
Our 2019 Annual conference will be based in the city centre campus of the University of Brighton. The conference itself will also expand physically into the city of Brighton, known for its eccentric urban landscape, including the 200-year old
Royal Pavilion, the Brighton Museum, the idiosyncratic shopping precincts, as well as Brighton Pier and beach.
The conference presents 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.