Common Place: University of Exeter Art History & Visual Culture PGR Conference

Date / time: 1 June, All day

Common Place: University of Exeter Art History & Visual Culture PGR Conference


Call for Papers, deadline – 4 May 2022

We are delighted to announce the first annual Art History & Visual Culture PGR conference at the University of Exeter! We invite postgraduate students from art history departments across the UK, as well as PGRs in other disciplines whose work engages with art-historical questions, to present their research at our inaugural one-day mini conference this June. This year’s theme is ‘Common Place’: we seek to encourage discussion of ideas such as commonality versus exceptionality, and location versus dislocation. By doing so, we are hoping to interrogate what the art historian might traditionally regard as ‘common’ or ‘familiar’. In keeping the scope broad, our intention is that the conference will generate discussion on a diverse range of themes linked by a core idea.

We invite papers of 10-15 minutes in length. Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Traditions, legacies, and other questions of temporality
  • Objects, location, common space, and shared culture
  • The place of the media and other information networks in the public sphere
  • Borders, boundaries, and movement

Training Workshop

After lunch we will resume off campus (location TBC) for an exclusive careers training workshop delivered by Stephanie Allen, Executive Director of Arts & Heritage ( All speakers and attendees are warmly invited to attend.

Submission Guidelines

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit an abstract (250 words) and short bio (50 words) by Wednesday 4th May 2022 to

We look forward to seeing you in June!