The Association for Art History’s 48th Annual Conference

The conference aims to bring together international research and critical debate about art, art history and visual cultures.

This key annual event for art history is an opportunity to keep up to date with new research, hear leading keynotes, broaden networks and exchange ideas. 

Open to all and attracting around 500 attendees each year, the Annual Conference is popular with academics, curators, practitioners, PhD students, early career researchers and non-art historians engaged with related research.


The 2022 Annual Conference reflects the Association for Art History’s commitment to a broad and inclusive art history for all. The programme includes a broad and inclusive range of sessions, across all areas of research and practice, from the classical to the contemporary, and on research that focuses on practice outside of Europe and North America.

Presenting the latest international research and debates across art, art history, curating and visual cultures that will inform future scholarship and practice, the conference will deliver a programme of sessions that work across established boundaries, be they interdisciplinary, geographical or conceptual, and others that consider historiography and pedagogy in art and curating histories and discourses.


  • Wednesday 6 April 2022, 17.45 - 19.00
    Keynote lecture with Irit Rogoff (Goldsmiths, University of London) on 'Becoming Research' 
  • Thursday 7 April 2022, 17.45 - 19.00
    Keynote lecture with Stephanie Porras (Tulane University, New Orleans) on ‘paper, ivory, feathers: viral materiality in the early modern world’
  • Friday 8 April 2022, 11.30 - 12.45
    Keynote lecture with Cecile Fromont (Yale University, New Haven) on 'Images on a Mission in Early Modern Kongo and Angola'


More details can be found on the conference website here