Annual Conference

The AAH Annual conference is an established and respected, international event that provides a platform for current research and critical debate, bringing together eminent scholars and emerging voices from the disciplines of art history and visual culture. 

AAH2014 40th Aniversary Conference
Royal College of Art, London
10 - 12 April 2014

AAH2015 Annual Conference
Sainsbury Institute for Art, UEA, Norwich
9 - 11 April 2015

About the AAH Conference & Bookfair

The AAH Annual Conference and Bookfair is a UK-based event that takes place at a different institution each year. These prominent, international events take place over three days and attract up to 600 delegates, speakers and publishers. A busy and varied 3-day programme packs in over two-hundred papers, keynote lectures, special interest sessions, excursions, networking and much more.

AAH conferences are highly regarded within the art historical community and more broadly. We encourage and support a diverse academic programme, and pride ourselves on the consistently high standard of sessions and papers selected for these events.  

The AAH works in partnership with the host venue and organising commitee towards realising a successful and memorable event. The AAH conference is different and unique each year, which is one of its greatest assets. 

If your institution is interested in hosting an AAH conference, or would like to find out more about what this would involve, please contact the AAH Office with a conference_enquiry

 Previous AAH Conferences

The AAH Conference Archive enables you to find out more about previous AAH conferences held throughout the UK over the last 20 years. This resource accessible to anyone (members and non-members). PDF versions of conference programmes back to 1989 are also available for download at





Keynote, Glasgow 2010 Keynote, Glasgow 2010