AB 2020: the online platform of the Aubrey Beardsley Society in the making


This website was initially built to accompany the conference AB 2020: Beardsley Re-Viewed, dedicated to the fin-de-siècle artist, writer, and emblem of queer decadence Aubrey Beardsley.

The conference was sadly cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. But we are determined to keep the Beardsley Craze aflame during these challenging times, and we are only growing more ambitious.

We have launched the AB Library, a collection of digitised primary sources and open access scholarship which aims to provide an evolving guide to the world of online Beardsleyana.

We also produce the AB Blog which is regularly updated with creative and academic submissions from the community of Aubrey Beardsley enthusiasts. If you consider yourself one and have an idea for a post, do not hesitate to get in touch.

You are welcome to join the lively conversation about Beardsley on Twitter (@beardsleyism) and subscribe to the AB 2020 newsletter.