Call for Sessions: Association for Art History 2024 Annual Conference, Deadline: 30th June 2023

  • 3-5 April 2024
  • University of Bristol
  • Session proposal deadline: Friday 30 June 2023

2024 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Association for Art History. We are delighted to announce that next year’s conference will be held in collaboration with the History of Art department at the University of Bristol.

The Association for Art History’s Annual Conference brings together international research and critical debate about art history and visual culture. A key annual event, the conference is an opportunity to keep up to date with new research, hear leading keynotes, broaden networks and exchange ideas.

The Annual Conference attracts around 400 attendees each year and is popular with academics, curators, practitioners, PhD students, early career researchers and anyone engaged with art history research. Members of the Association get reduced conference rates, but non-members are welcome to attend and propose sessions and papers.


History of Art at the University of Bristol originally emerged from the Department of Modern Languages, and we continue to be particularly invested in an interdisciplinary approach to transcultural exchange, across a period ranging from the middles ages to the present day. With an increasingly global focus, accounting for histories often marginalised in visual art, our framework includes materials, objects, bodies and institutions. For a ‘history of art’ department not much older than the AAH itself, the association’s fiftieth anniversary represents an opportunity to reflect on the transformation – and diversification – of the field, and to chart its future together. We particularly invite session proposals that address the state of the discipline, as well as those that engage with the broad theme of cross-cultural exchange. 

Session Proposals

The 2024 Annual Conference is open to all, members and non-members of the Association for Art History. Anyone can submit a session proposal. Please include in your session proposal:

  • Title of your session proposals
  • Brief abstract (max 250 words)
  • Name of session convenor(s)
  • Affiliations (or if independent/freelance)
  • Email of session convenors
  • Social media accounts (optional)

Please refer to the CALL FOR SESSIONS 2024 guidance for details on what to  include in your session proposal, complete the SESSION PROPOSAL FORM 2024 and email it to: by Friday 30 June 2023.

Please find more information here.

Key Dates

30 JuneSessions proposal deadline  
28 JulySessions confirmed and convenors notified  
SeptemberSessions announced on AAH website and social media  
Oct – NovCall for papers  
DecemberSession convenors select papers and contact speakers  
31 January 2024Session and paper abstracts deadline  
FebruaryTickets go online  
3 -5 April 2024AAH Conference  

Published by Ellie Wilson

Ellie Wilson holds a First Class Honours in the History of Art from the University of Bristol, with a particular focus on Medieval Florence. In 2020 she achieved a Distinction in her MA at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she specialised in the art and architecture of Medieval England under the supervision of Dr Tom Nickson. Her dissertation focussed on an alabaster altarpiece, and its relationship with the cult of St Thomas Becket in France and the Chartreuse de Vauvert. Her current research focusses on the artistic patronage of London’s Livery Companies immediately pre and post-Reformation. Ellie will begin a PhD at the University of York in Autumn 2021 with a WRoCAH studentship, under the supervision of Professor Tim Ayers and Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein.

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