Previous congresses of the IAA

Previous congresses of the IAA

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By Jos de Mul

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

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

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

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

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Call for Papers – 20th International Congress of Aesthetics, 24-29 July 2016, Seoul, Korea

Call for Papers – 20th International Congress of Aesthetics, 24-29 July 2016, Seoul, Korea

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The 20th International Congress of Aesthetics “Aesthetics and Mass Culture” 24-29 July 2016 (Sunday-Friday) Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea  …

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CFP – Young Scholar Awards – ICA 2016, Seoul

CFP – Young Scholar Awards – ICA 2016, Seoul

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  Young Scholar Awards: Call for Papers   The International Association of Aesthetics cordially invites Ph.D. candidate students to apply…

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IRCA

IRCA International Seminar 2013 Rome

The Eastern Impact. The Enigma of Van Gogh?s challenge to Rembrandt, with Ozaki Akihiro (Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan), Roberto Terrosi and Giuseppe Patella (University of Rome Tor Vergata).

March 19th, 2013, 10 a.m.,

University of Rome Tor Vergata

Via Columbia 1

00133 Rome (Italy).

http://irca.uniroma2.it

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GESTURE

The 2013 Annual Conference of the Nordic Society of Aesthetics

The Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Arts and Ideas welcome you to the 2013 Annual Conference of the Nordic Society for Aesthetics. The theme of the conference is “Gesture” and it will take place at the University of Oslo from May 30 – June 1, (Thursday noon through Saturday evening).

The use of gesticulation has always been a means by which human beings have expressed themselves. Being bodily rather than conceptual, its logos lie outside language. Within the fields of art and aesthetics, gesture implies an opening process as a distinctive way of cognition as well as an approach to the particular qualities of artworks. While Jean-François Lyotard associates the artwork with the processuality of gesture, Roland Barthes thinks gesture in terms of the event, and its production of effects, thus seeing gesture at once as a part of the artwork and as transgressing the work “itself”. For Theodor Adorno the gestural in music was a central topic and Ludwig Wittgenstein spoke of architecture as a gesture. Part of our aesthetic experience and of our “answer” to artworks is always gestural.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

 “Values in the Environment – Relations and Conflicts”

The X IIAA International Summer Conference on Environmental Aesthetics

Lahti, Finland, 1.8.-3.8.2013.

The International Institute of Applied Aesthetics (IIAA) will arrange the X Summer Conference on Environmental Aesthetics in Lahti, Finland, 1.8.-3.8.2013. The theme of the conference is “Values in the Environment – Relations and Conflicts

Environments are arenas for different sorts of values. Environments are valued for their beauty and aesthetic experiences they afford, but there are also moral and ecological values that need to be taken into consideration, for example, in decision-making concerning particular areas both in human and in natural environments.

Different values can also come into conflict with one another. The ecologically best environment is not necessarily the most valuable environment from an aesthetic point of view. How should the weight of the different values present in environments be assessed? Is aesthetic value in some ways inferior to other sorts of values or could aesthetic value perhaps serve as a reason for preserving parts of the environment?

There is also an interesting question about the possibility of aesthetically appreciating damaged environments. How does the morally questionable background of an environment affect its aesthetic value? Can a mine or a quarry, for example, be considered beautiful?

The value of natural environments and green spaces in urban environments on promoting human well-being has also been increasingly recognized. How should these results be taken into account in urban planning? One increasing challenge faced by urban planning is the development of more environmentally sustainable cities. Could aesthetics in some ways aid in achieving this goal?

We invite researchers from different fields of the humanities, social and environmental sciences to discuss these questions. People interested in exploring them are asked to send an abstract of about 400 words to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 15th of February 2013. The time allotted to each paper is 40 minutes (30 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion).

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YOUNG SCHOLARS AWARDS

The Executive Committee IAA approved making available to young scholars awards of 500 USD for attending Krakow congress on condition that her or his paper was reviewed and accepted. We herewith extend invitation to the applicants from all members of IAA, and please send your conference paper to the email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the end of March of 2013. We will organize a group of scholars to review the papers and announce the result by the end of April of 2013

Curtis L. Carter, President

Gao Jianping, Secretary General


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Call for Articles: JLT, Vol. 7, No. 2 (2013)

 

Edited by Fotis Jannidis, Gerhard Lauer and Simone Winko

Published by de Gruyter

The Journal of Literary Theory invites contributions for Vol. 7, No. 2 (2013)

SPECIAL ISSUE: AUTHENTICITY