Previous congresses of the IAA

Previous congresses of the IAA



By Jos de Mul

         I     Berlin (Germany), 1913        II     Paris (France), 1937       III     Venice (Italy), 1956       IV    Athens (Greece), 1960       …

Volume 18. Krystyna Wilkoszewska (ed.). Aesthetics in Action

Volume 18. Krystyna Wilkoszewska (ed.). Aesthetics in Action



By Zoltan

Volume 18. Krystyna Wilkoszewska (ed.). Aesthetics in Action. International Yearbook of Aesthetics. Volume 18. 2014   Content   The 18th…

ICA 2019 – Belgrade, Serbia, 22-26 July 2019

ICA 2019 – Belgrade, Serbia, 22-26 July 2019



By Zoltan

ANNOUNCEMENT   The 21th International Congress of Aesthetics 2019 (ICA 2019) will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, from July 22…

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IRCA International Seminar 2013 Rome

Who is Afraid of Experimentation? Art Theory in Japan after World War II,

with Genta OKAMOTO (Okayama University, Japan), Ayako IKENO (JSPS, Tokyo University, Japan)

and Giuseppe PATELLA (University of Rome Tor Vergata).

October 8th, 2013, 10 a.m.

University of Rome Tor Vergata

Via Columbia 1

00133 Rome (Italy).

Conference Notification

International Conference “Literary Theories and Critiques of Our Time” & 11th Annual Conference of China Association of Sino-Foreign Literary and Arts Theories (CASFLAT), August 15-19, 2014

Henan University, Kaifeng, Henan Province, ChinaCo-sponsored by CASFLAT, Henan University College of Humanities, Section of Literary Theories of Institute of Literature, CASS, and International Association for Aesthetics      

The 11th Annual Conference of CASFLAT on “The Literary Theory and Critique of Our Times” concentrates on the relationship of literary theory and critique to the times, society and contemporary living condition. Theme of 2014 is to restate the commitment of relating literary theoretical studies with the presence of contemporary China, in the hope of exploring the ways to rectifying the separation between theories and practices, and the inadequate introductions and interpretations of the foreign and classical literary theories.

This conference will include panel presentations, and keynote speeches by invited international scholars, as well as roundtable discussions. This conference welcomes papers address on, but not limited to, the following research topics:

  1. lLiterary Theory: Origins and Characters
  2. lMethodology, Value of Literary Critique and its present situation
  3. lForeign Literary Theories and Its Impact
  4. lClassical Literary Theory in Contemporary Times
  5. lChances and Challenges of Literary Theory
  6. lWestern Marxist Literary Theories and Contemporary Cultural Critique
  7. lEco-Criticism and Cultural Concerns

Please reply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your confirmation and paper abstract no later than May 31th, and the formal conference invitation will be sent upon early June. Modified versions of the selected papers of the conference will be published in the Journal of CASFLAT reviewed by peer scholars.

The conference committee has arranged the post-conference cultural tour, including three lines: Luoyang (Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottos), Anyang (Relics of Yin Dynasty), and Kaifeng (Dragon Pagoda, Prime Minister Temple, Jin-Shan-Gan Guild Hall), which is not covered by the registration fee. The conference committee will be assisting to contact with local tourist agencies.

We cordially welcome you to attend our 11th CASFLAT conference and look forward to the reunion in Kaifeng! Should you have any questions, please contact with us:

Liu Zhuo:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; (86-10) 135-2061-9526


Evental Aesthetics 2, no.1 (2013) - Aesthetics Before 1700 - Deadline: February 1, 2013

The Editors of Evental Aesthetics, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to philosophy and art, are pleased to invite submissions for our forthcoming issue on aesthetic practices developed prior to 1700.

We welcome authors from any discipline, and topics based on the aesthetic practice of any culture.  Neither philosophical perspectives nor artworks proposed for analysis need originate in Western cultures, although they may of course do so.

If you want to announce a conference, lecture or (special item of) a journal in the domain of aesthetics or philosophy of art on this website, please send your announcement to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Illustrations are welcome and should (preferably) be 635x277 pixels, like the Annunciation below.

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 This section contains the Newsletters and Yearbooks published by the IAA, links to journals published by the National Societies of Aesthetics or edited by members of the IAA, the archives of the IAA, and proceedings documenting conferences organized by the IAA or member societies.

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ica18The  First International Congress of Aesthetics (ICA) has been organized by Max Dessoir in Berlin in 1913. A second congress took place in Paris in 1937.  Interrupted by the Second World War, the congresses resumed in 1956, when the third congress was held in Venice.  From that time until 1992, congresses took place at four-year intervals. From that time on they have been arranged at three-year intervals. Until 2000 all congresses were held in Europe.  Increasing interest in aesthetics and a greater concern for international communication and association led the Association to enlarge the geographical scope of the congresses, starting with the XVth ICA in Tokyo, 2001.  Rio de Janeiro in 2004, Ankara in 2007 and Beijing in 2010.  In 2013 - exactly one hundred years since the first congress in Berlin,  the congress will be in Krakow .