Previous congresses of the IAA

Previous congresses of the IAA



By Jos de Mul

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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…

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

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



By Zoltan

"Aesthetics and Mass Culture" Proceedings of the 20th International Congress of Aesthetics Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea Organised by the…

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"Aesthetics and Mass Culture"

Proceedings of the 20th International Congress of Aesthetics

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Organised by the International Association for Aesthetics

Published by The Korean Society of Aesthetics

IAA Newsletter #48 (December 2016)

Conference Announcement

Atmosfera/Atmosfere - Conference at the University of Naples "L'Orientale"

December 6, 2016

Please, find the programme in the attachment.

Culture Within Dialogue East-West

International Conference on Cross-Cultural Philosophy

11 November 2016, National University of Ireland, Galway


Invited Speakers:

Cosimo Zene (SOAS, London), Tanehisa Otabe (The University of Tokyo), Adam Loughnane (University College Cork), Anne Cheng (Collège de France, Paris), Wangheng Chen (Wuhan University), Fang-Long Shih (London School of Economics), Martin Ovens (University of Oxford)


Convener: Gerald Cipriani


International Research Group for Culture and Dialogue

Please, find the detailed programme in the attachment.

The Strength, Power, and Force of Images from an Intercultural Perspective

Philosophical and Interdisciplinary Approaches


25th Anniversary Conference of the Society for Intercultural Philosophy 

Department of Philosophy | University of Vienna | NIG, Sept 21–24 2016 Universitätsstraße 7 | 1010 Wien

Invited Speakers

Julia ALLERSTORFER (Linz) | Emmanuel ALLOA (St. Gallen) | Sigurd BERGMANN (Trondheim) Gottfried BOEHM (Basel) | Arno BÖHLER (Wien) | Madalina DIACONU (Wien)?Rolf ELBERFELD (Hildesheim) | Elmar HOLENSTEIN (Zürich) | Monika KIRLOSKAR-STEINBACH (Konstanz) Monika LEISCH-KIESL (Linz) | Ram Adhar MALL (Jena) | Gabriele MÜNNIX (Düsseldorf) Ryosuke OHASHI (Kyoto) | Wolfram PICHLER (Wien) | Hans SCHELKSHORN (Wien) Mohammed TURKI (Tunis) | Niels WEIDTMANN (Tübingen)?Lambert WIESING (Jena) | Christoph WULF (Berlin)





The EAIAA focuses on promising projects of contemporary aesthetics and thus aspires for its creative renewal and further fruitful development. The main projects in this context are: (1) creating the International Electronic Dictionary of Contemporary Aesthetics; (2) publishing the “Esthesis-&-Arthesis” e-journal and (3) establishing a web portal where information about the activity of the EAIAA and its main projects will be presented online. There also will be an opportunity to participate in these projects as well as to efficiently discuss them in a forum-like manner and in projects of online videoconferencing.

The President of the Association is Lev Zax from Ural Federal University, while the Coordinator is Boris Orlov.


Website of the International Electronic Dictionary of Contemporary Aesthetics, published by the EAIAA.

Announcement from the Nominating Committee of IAA:

New officers of the IAA, serving from 2016 to 2019:


President: Jale Erzen (Turkey)

1st Vice President: Krystyna Wilkoszewska (Poland)

2nd Vice President: Miodrag Suvakovic (Serbia)


Secretary General: Zoltan Somhegyi (Hungary / United Arab Emirates)

Assistant Secretary General: Tanehisa Otabe (Japan)


Delegates-at-Large: Kathleen Higgins (United States), Eva Kit Wah Man (Hong Kong)

Contemporary Aesthetics is pleased to announce the publication of Special Volume 5 (2016) "Contemporary Perspectives on Philosophy and Film."

This volume was guest edited by Stefan Deines (University of Macau and Goethe University) and Mario Wenning (University of Macau and Sun Yatsen University, Guangzhou). The papers published in this special volume present contemporary philosophical perspectives on the epistemic, ontological, and ethical characteristics and potentials of film. The papers emerged out of presentations that were given during a conference that was held at the University of Macau on March 31 and April 1, 2015. Authors include Robert Sinnerbrink, Martin Seel, Josef Früchtl, Jean-Yves Heurtebise, Paisley Livingston & Trevor Ponech, Law Nga-chun & Lo Chun-cheong, and Angela Keppler.


Newsletter #47 (June 2016)

New Ontologies of Art

University of Warsaw

14th - 16th December, 2016


Keynote speakers:

Tiziana Andina (University of Turin)

Arto Haapala (University of Helsinki)

Jason Gaiger (University of Oxford)


The aim of this conference is to shed light on the role of ontology in contemporary aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Ontology of art is flourishing, with a plethora of papers appearing each year dedicated to this area. It is commonly believed that ontology of art is the main field in aesthetics. This is not surprising since many (if not all) aesthetic questions presuppose some level of ontological inquiry. On the other hand, lasting achievements in this area have proved elusive. The artworld constantly brings forth new art objects and practices that undermine established ontological categories and concepts. This indisputable fact is a trigger for new investigations within and beyond traditionally understood ontology of art. We warmly invite papers that reconsider the value and methods of ontology of art – broadly understood – by exploring new concepts and fields of inquiry.


No specific methodology or philosophical orientation is required in submissions.


Suggested topics/questions:


Do we (still) need ontology of art?

How can ontology of art help in understanding or experiencing artworks?

New concepts and/or methods in ontology of art.

The ontology of emerging art forms.

The descriptivism/revisionism debate in ontology of art.

Ontology of art influenced by other disciplines such as law or science.


Please send a title and a 500 word abstract, suitable for blind review, in either Word or PDF format, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For each talk, there will be time for a 30-minute presentation, with another 15 minutes designated for discussion. The deadline for submission is September 15, 2016. Notification of acceptance will be sent by September 30, 2016.


The conference fee for both established academics and PhD students is 20 Euros. There is also a separate (optional) fee for the conference dinner of 40 Euros.


Organizer: Adam Andrzejewski

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