The Conference 2022 will take place over three days, from 6-8 April online. Alongside our extensive conference programme we will offer a range of additional fringe activities, including informal drop in sessions, keynote lectures and a digital book fair. All enabling wider networking opportunities for delegates, speakers and convenors.


Questions about proposing and presenting session/papers

Q. Do I need to be a member to attend or propose or present a session/paper?

A. You do not need to be a member to attend or propose or present a paper or session. Our Annual Conferences, like all our events, are open to everyone. However, members of the Association do receive a discounted ticket price, but standard tickets apply for individuals and concessions (see FAQs about ticket prices and eligibility below).

Q. Can I propose papers for more than one session?

A. Yes, you can propose multiple papers, but you can only present a paper in one session. So, if your paper is accepted for more than one session you will need to choose which session you want to present in.

Q. Can I convene a session and present a paper?

A. You can present a paper in your own session, but not in another session.

Q. What is the length of time to present my paper?

A. Your paper slot will be 30 minutes which consists of 25 minutes to present your paper and 5 minutes to answer questions from the audience.


Questions about tickets, paying and eligibility 

Q. Will I have to pay to attend the Annual Conference or will it be free?

A. The Association for Art History is a charity and our Annual Conference is run as a sustainable event which includes covering running costs with the ticket price. Our aim for any Annual Conference, be it online or in-person, is to deliver a valuable delegate experience, and a value for money event.

Q. Do speakers and convenors have to pay to attend?

A. All delegates, including speakers and convenors must pay to attend (which is standard practice for many academic conferences). There are no specific tickets for speakers and convenors. If you are a speaker or convenor choose the ticket option that applies to you. For example, if you are a student and speaker then opt for the student/concession ticket.

Q. Why is the conference ticketed in this way?

A. The 2022 online Annual Conference will remain ticketed and we will continue to charge for access to the virtual event. We have however frozen the tickets at the lower early-bird rate. The cost of producing an online event is comparable to an in-person event given the additional administration of building and managing a digital platform and the hosting costs for an event of this scale. Our aim for any Annual Conference, be it online or in-person, is to deliver a valuable delegate experience, and a value for money event.

Q. Do I have to be a member of the Association to attend the Annual Conference?

A. No, the Annual Conference is open to all. However, if you are a member you get a significant discount on your conference ticket, as well as other membership benefits including discounted tickets to other events, eligibility for grants and access to the art history residency programme.

Q. Can I become a member and book for the conference at the same time?

A. Yes you can. We have a ‘one-click’ booking and joining option so that you can get your conference ticket and get your membership in one purchase. You will be able to get your conference ticket with either a standard annual membership (which is £60) or a concessionary annual membership (which is £30). This is a fixed combined ticket so additional discounts for CAA or SSAH members will not be applied to this combination ticket.

Q. When will tickets become available?

A. Tickets are now available. We want to ensure that our conference experience is as useful, accessible and appealing as possible, and that we price that properly so as to encourage a broad international engagement, and that we invite as many people to attend and benefit from this event as we can.

Q. Can I pay to attend just one session/paper?

A. Whilst we aim to make the event as flexible and accessible as possible for people, we currently only offer day-rate options, not tickets for single sessions or papers.

Q. If I want to attend for one day only, should I specify which day?

A. Yes please. You should choose the one-day ticket for the day you require.

Q. Am I eligible for a member ticket if my institution has organisational membership?

A. Yes, if you are one of the named people attached to the organisational membership.

Q. Am I eligible for a concession ticket?

A. Concessionary tickets apply to delegates, convenors and speakers who are students or have an annual income below £20,000. 

Q. Will I receive an actual ticket?

A. You will receive a booking confirmation by email (check your spam folders as well as your primary inbox). You must make a note of your registration number as you will need this number along with your email address to log into the virtual platform during the conference.

Q. Can I get a Two-day ticket?

A. Yes you can. The ticket options we offer are a full 3-day ticket or a one day ticket, but you can purchase multiple one day tickets depending on when you want to attend. This option is designed to give delegates as much flexibility around choosing their days as possible.

Q. Is there a booking deadline?

A. Ticket booking will remain open up until the event. However, we encourage Speakers and Convenors to register by 6th March as we need time to link Speakers and Convenors to their specific sessions in order to grant the level of access permissions they need on the platform. This is a laborious process and we therefore appreciate your cooperation in this matter.


Questions about support and provisions

Q. Do you offer any conference grants or bursaries?

A. Yes, we offer bursaries for Doctoral and Early Career Researchers wishing to attend the conference. They are competitive bursaries and allocated on the basis of highest need for support. Application deadline for DECR conference bursaries is 10 December 2022.

Q. Do you provide printed copies of the Conference Programme?

A. The digital platform and the event microsite will include abstracts, Speakers’ information and timings for all sessions and papers.

Q. Will papers be translated and/or delivered in different languages?

A. Because this is a UK based academic conference papers are usually delivered in English unless specific arrangements have been made for a translator to be present or the paper to be made available in another language at the request of the Speaker or Convenor.

Q. Will transcripts of papers be made available after the conference?

A. We do not currently make available transcripts of papers before or after the event largely because there are so many of them (often over 200) and also because many of the research papers presented are part of an individual’s research practices, and therefore their own intellectual property. The Association for Art History does not own the research presented at the Annual Conference.

Q. Will the Annual Conference be recorded and made available afterwards?

A. We may record and make available aspects of the Annual Conference, such as keynotes and some Fringe events, however, we will not be able to make available the full event.

Q. How can I contact the organisers with any questions?

A. For Annual Conference booking enquiries, and other questions, please contact the Association for Art History main office, details for which you’ll find online at www.forarthistory.org.uk


Questions about refunds and cancellations

Q. What is the refund policy?

A. We offer a 30-day full refund policy up until 1 March 2022. No refunds will be made after 1 March. Cancellations made beyond this date will be non-refundable, but pre-paid bookings may be transferable to the next Annual Conference depending upon circumstances.


Questions about the Conference experience and who the event is for

Q. What is the Annual Conference like?

A. The Association for Art History conference has a longstanding, and well respected, mission to promote broad and inclusive international art history. We are very proud of the quality and content that this key annual event delivers and generates. 

Taking place over 3 days, this international annual academic conference will host around 36 panel sessions and around 200 research papers within different panels. International research papers are usually about art, art history, visual cultures that cover a breadth of topics, periods, practices and fields of research that span geographies and disciplines.

The conference programme this year includes three keynotes, presented by international and influential people in the arts, humanities and culture.

In addition to research papers and academic panel sessions the conference includes a fringe programme of workshops, meet-ups and networking opportunities that are focused around topical or relevant themes, such as areas of professional development or timely debates or challenges.

The Annual Conference hosts international research and delegates from all around the world. Delegates are often university or college academics, curators, researchers, doctoral and post-doctoral students, artists and other practitioners and anyone else with research connected to art history and visual culture. Publishers and editors also attend and exhibit at the conference. Please do visit the digital book fair where you will find conference specific offers and information on upcoming events.

There is a huge range of cross disciplinary papers and presenters, not everyone who attends is an art historian, there are many people whose research or work encompasses art history, such as areas of social history, visual anthropology, art practice, architecture, sociology, written and visual languages etc.