Northumbria University, Newcastle

Thursday 2 April 2020

The Association for Art History’s Annual Conference is an important, international event in the academic research calendar for those involved with arts and humanities.

The Annual Conference is accompanied by a Bookfair which is open to a range of different exhibitors. These include academic and independent publishers, small presses, magazines and other educational or cultural organisations and businesses who are keen to engage with art, art history, and visual and material culture.

The Annual Conference attracts around 500 international delegates, speakers and publishers, including academics, curators, researchers and doctoral students.

Exhibitors are a key part of the Annual Conference. It is a perfect occasion for publishers to engage directly with delegates who are researching and writing about current art history and visual culture.

Regular exhibitors include: Bloomsbury, Burlington Magazine, Manchester University Press, MIT Press, Princeton University Press, Routledge, Whitechapel Gallery, Wiley, and Yale University Press.

The Bookfair is a fantastic opportunity for commissioning editors to talk directly with scholars and researchers, as well as chance to sell books to delegates.  We offer publishers ‘meet the editor’ slots, along with opportunities to promote relevant new titles.

The 2020 Bookfair will take place on the second day of the Annual Conference, Thursday 2 April, will be at the heart of the conference and central to the delegate networking experience. As usual the Bookfair will form part of the central hub where registration, refreshments and a complimentary buffet lunch will take place. We see this an opportunity to put the bookfair at the heart of the event on that day and bring all delegates together in one space at one time. We envisage this being the perfect opportunity for publishers to engage with delegates and commission new articles or publications.

Deadline to book: Friday 17 January 2020


Tables will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once all tables have been booked the booking system will close.

Standard Exhibition tables – 1 day (Thursday 2 April 2020)

Exhibition tables are stand-alone trestle tables (approx. 1.8m in length) They include 1 chair per table. A double table offers twice that of a single. Exhibitors receive lunch and refreshments throughout the conference and can attend keynote events and receptions, space permitting. WiFi and electricity supply are provided.

  • Single exhibition table - £110
  • Double exhibition table - £200
  • Additional staff member - £100
  • Table Share (for small & independent presses only) – contact Cheryl Platt
  • Meet the Editor 15 minute slot – FREE – contact Cheryl Platt
  • Book launch 15 minute slot – FREE – contact Cheryl Platt

Meet the Editor & Book Launches

Exhibitors can take advantage of a number of FREE ‘Meet the Editor’ and ‘Book Launch’ slots within the lunchtime programme. These will be offered free of charge but will be limited and available on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in either of these options, please contact Cheryl Platt for more details.

Additional exhibitor staff

Each exhibitor table automatically comes with one person included, however, if you need additional people on your table, that’s not a problem. You can book multiple people on your stand for £100 for each additional person. This is simply to cover the expenses for refreshments, lunch and access to the conference.

Table sharing Options

If you are a small press or independent publisher who doesn’t need much space or are on a tight budget, you can arrange to table share with another exhibitor. To find out more about this option please contact Cheryl Platt.

Small & Independent Publishers

We are always keen to attract and accommodate small and independent publishers to the Annual Conference. If you are a small/independent publisher who would like to attend the conference, please contact Cheryl Platt for more details.


Deadline to book: Friday 17 January 2020

Tables will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once all tables have been booked the booking system will close.