Previous congresses of the IAA

Previous congresses of the IAA



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

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



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

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



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"Aesthetics and Mass Culture" – Proceedings of ICA 2016 – Seoul, Korea

"Aesthetics and Mass Culture" – Proceedings of ICA 2016 – Seoul, Korea



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IAEA 2016 is taking place at the University of Vienna from August 29 to September 1, 2016 hosted by the Empirical Visual Aesthetics (EVA) lab.

The International Association of Empirical Aesthetics (IAEA) is an organization of researchers who use scientific methods to investigate aesthetic experience and aesthetic behavior in a wide variety of domains, including encounters with beauty, visual art, music, literature, film, theater, philosophy, and museum behavior.

More information:

On Ugliness (and other aesthetic monsters)

June 17-20, 2016

Ascea, Italy 

~Call for Papers~


The negative – whether in judgements of the ugly, experiences of the derelict, or sensations of the revolting – is a phenomenon that is often unacknowledged in the philosophical literature.

Are such features properly to be called aesthetic? Are they qualities of objects, forms of judgement, or types of experiences? The 6th WE international symposium is dedicated to the precise mapping and conceptualization of the ugly and its kind.

Wassard Elea invites philosophers and aestheticians, critics and theorists, to submit papers on any topic in this area. Sessions of 90 min. include speaker, commentator, and discussion (40/20/30). Participants whose papers are accepted are expected to also provide commentary on another presentation during the meeting. All suitable contributions will be published in our quarterly journal, Wassard Elea Rivista.

Inquiries and proposals are welcome. Full papers (in English) are to be submitted to Professor Lars Aagaard-Mogensen, Via La Chiazzetta 27, I-84046 Ascea (Sa), Italy. Emailed submissions, word format, are welcome at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline for papers: March 31, 2016.

Information on registration and accommodations will be posted in advance of the date. 

Wassard Elea

Refugium for writers, artists, composers, and scholars in Southern Italy

The Società Italiana d'Estetica has awarded the Premio Internazionale d'Estetica 2016 to Wolfgang Welsch (Germany) for his book:

Blickwechsel. Neue Wege der Ästhetik (Reclam, 2012). 

The ceremony will take place on April 29, 2016 in Modena.


The award-winning book contains the following chapters:



1. Diagnosen

"Philosophie und Kunst – eine wechselhafte Beziehung"

"Das Bauhaus als Institution der Moderne – Rückblicke und Zukunftsperspektiven"

"Sport ästhetisch betrachtet – und sogar als Kunst?"

"Wiederkehr des Schönen?"

2. Umstellungen

"Wie die Kunst über die Enge der menschlichen Welt hinausführt – Auf dem Weg zu einer transhumanen Sichtweise"

"Orte des Menschen?"

3. Ausblicke

"Der animalische Ursprung der Ästhetik"

"Kreativität durch Zufall – Das große Vorbild der Evolution und einige künstlerische Parallelen"

"Zur universalen Schätzung des Schönen"

Call for Abstracts


Music, Art and Philosophy in Dialogue


Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland 20th - 21th May 2016


The Institute of Philosophy of University of Bern announces a Call for Abstracts for the two-day conference ‘Music, Art and Philosophy in Dialogue’, organized together with the Hochschule der Künste Bern and the Zentrum Paul Klee.


Keynotes are held by Peter Kivy (Rutgers University), Paulo de Assis (Orpheus Institute - Ghent) and Ulrich Mosch (University of Geneva).


The symposium aims to foster dialogues between musicology, philosophy and art history. The Call seeks contributions in the following fields:


- Philosophical themes in Paul Klee’s Work and Thought

- The role of Music in Paul Klee’s Work and Thought

- The role of Paul Klee in Contemporary Music


The presentations can be held in German or English. Proposals are invited for presentations of 25 mins followed by the discussion. Please send abstracts of no more than 400 words, together with your CV (max. 70 words) to the following Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Submission deadline: 31st January 2016



Information on registration and accommodations will be posted in due time.


Contemporary Aesthetics, Volume 14 (2016)
Deadline:  November 1, 2016
Contact:  Arnold Berleant, 
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Contemporary Aesthetics invites papers for its fourteenth volume .  The purpose of Contemporary Aesthetics is to publish international, interdisciplinary, peer- and blind-reviewed articles on contemporary theory, research, and application in aesthetics. CA invites submissions of articles no greater than 7,000 (including abstract and notes). Articles that are primarily historical or that focus on particular art works or individual artists are not appropriate to the mission of this journal.  We welcome the use of visual images and auditory and video clips to illustrate the text.  Discussions should be accessible to an audience across disciplines and promote conversation across fields and practices. For more information about submitting work to Contemporary Aesthetics, visit

CA is an open access journal and may be accessed, downloaded, and copied free of charge.  Contemporary Aesthetics is published by Contemporary Aesthetics, Inc. and is incorporated in the State of Maine, USA, and licensed as an Exempt Charitable Organization.  The journal began publication in 2003 and is published on a rolling basis with new content added to each Volume throughout the year. The completion of each Volume is at end of the calendar year.  CA is archived annually by MPublishing, a division of the University of Michigan Library, and its operating costs are partially supported by the Rhode Island School of Design.  WorldCat lists Contemporary Aesthetics as available to 568 academic libraries worldwide as a scholarly resource (as of November 4, 2015).  The journal is also abstracted or indexed in EBSCO, The Philosopher's Index,  Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, Genamics JournalSeek, CiteFactor, PhilPapers, and H.W. Wilson. 

Oxford University Press

The Monist.

 The Aesthetics Of Everyday Life

Call For Papers

Deadline For Submissions Is January 31, 2017.

Intending authors should directly contact the Advisory Editor. They should refer to the submission guidelines when preparing their work for submission. For these and other information about the Monist see


101:1 Jan 2018. The Aesthetics of Everyday Life
Advisory Editor: John Haldane (
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Deadline for submissions: Jan 31, 2017

Historically aesthetics has focused on the philosophy of art, on the nature of beauty, and on the character of the experience of both. This tended to represent the aesthetic as somewhat rare and elevated above ordinary experience and practice. In recent decades, however, the subject has broadened, with attention being given to a wider diversity of art forms including conceptual art and land art, computer art, the cinema, and video arts. In addition there has been a growth of interest in environmental aesthetics.

A more limited development has been the recognition of the ubiquity of the aesthetic within the fabric of everyday life as for example in work on the aesthetics of the built environment, of personal spaces, and on the aesthetic aspects of social life. Papers are invited that explore either the general idea of an aesthetics of everyday life, or particular topics within this general area. Of particular interest are papers relating the aesthetics of everyday life to issues in social relationships and public policy, for example in relation to clothing styles and fashion, public rituals and ceremonies, landscape design and gardening, urban planning, ambient sound, and graffiti.