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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR AESTHETICS L’ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE D’ESTHÉTIQUE
Honorary Life Members:
Arnold Berleant (USA)
Ales Erjavec (Slovenia)
Joseph Margolis* (USA)
Tomonobu Imamichi* (Japan)
Stefan Morawski* (Poland)
Mikel Dufrenne* (France)
Officers and Delegates
Executive Committee Officers (2022-2025)
President: Rodrigo Duarte (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)
First Vice President: Adrian Kvokacka (University of Presov, Slovakia)
Second Vice President: Peng Feng (Beijing University, China)
Treasurer: Tyrus Miller (University of California, Irvine, USA)
Vice Treasurer: Curtis Carter (Marquette University, USA)
Secretary General: Lisa Giombini (Roma Tre University, Italy)
Assistant Secretary General: Zhuofei Wang (University of Kassel, Germany)
Miodrag Suvakovic 2019-2022
Jale Erzen 2016-2019
Gao Jianping 2013-2016
Curtis L. Carter 2010-2013
Jos de Mul 2007-2010
Heinz Paezold 2004-2007 *
Ken-ichi Sasaki 2001-2004
Ales Erjavec 1998-2001
Arnold Berleant 1995-1998
Goran Hermeren 1988-1992
Harold Osborne 1984-1988 *
American Society for Aesthetics: Sandra Shapshay
Asociacion Argentina de Estetica: Rosa Maria Ravera
Australian and New Zealand Association for Literature and Art and Aesthetics: Eugenio Benitez
Brazilian Society for Aesthetics: Rodrigo Duarte
Canadian Society for Aesthetics / Société Canadienne d'Esthétique: Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin
Chilean Society for Aesthetics: Margarita Schultz
Chinese Society for Aesthetics: Peng Feng
Croatian Society for Aesthetics: Nadežda Cacinovic-Puhovski
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetik: Karlheinz Lüdeking
Dutch Aesthetics Federation: Renée van de Vall
Euro-Asian International Aesthetics Association: Boris Orlov
European Society for Aesthetics: Zsolt Batori
Finnish Society for Aesthetics: Harri Mäcklin
Société Française d'Esthétique: Carol Talon Hugnon
Société Hellénique d'Esthétique: Kostas Moraitis
Hungarian Forum of Somaesthetics: Alexander Kremer
Israeli Society for Aesthetics: Ruth Lorand
Società Italiana di Estetica: Federico Vercellone
Japanese Society for Aesthetics: Hiroshi Yoshioka
Korean Society for Aesthetics: Joosik Min
Latvian Association for Aesthetics: Mara Rubene
Lithuanian Society for Aesthetics: Vaidas Matonis
Mexican Society of Aesthetics: Katya Mandoki
Nordic Society for Aesthetics: Jacob Lund
Polish Society of Aesthetics: Krystyna Wilkoszewska
Russian Society for Aesthetics: Artem Radeev
Council of Aesthetics, Russian Academy of Sciences: Konstantin Dolgov
Serbian Society for Aesthetics of Architecture and Visual Arts: Vladimir Mako
Slovenian Society for Aesthetics: Polona Tratnik
Society for Aesthetics in Slovakia: Adrian Kvokacka
Spanish Society for Aesthetics: Carmen Rodrígez Martín
L'Association Tunisienne d'Esthétique et de Poïétique: Rachida Triki
Sanart Association of Aesthetics and Visual Culture, Turkey: Murat Celik
Jos de Mul (The Netherlands): Guardian Online Yearbook
Melissa Shew (USA): Newsletter Editor
Zoltan Somhegyi (Hungary): IAA Website Editor
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.
The First International Congress of Aesthetics (ICA) was 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. The later congresses were organised in Rio de Janeiro in 2004, Ankara in 2007, Beijing in 2010, Krakow in 2013, Seoul in 2016 and Belgrade in 2019. The next ICA will be in Belo Horizonte, in 2022.
Please note that the membership rate is $ 30 for three years.
Membership rate for students for three years is $15
n.b. Those who participate in the International Congresses of the IAA (which are held every three years, the next one will be in Belgrade in 2019) are automatically member of the IAA, as the fee for the three year membership of the IAA ($ 30) is included in the congress fee.
Next to the journals published by the National Societies of Aesthetics, this list also contains the names of journals in the domain of aesthetics and philosophy of art edited by individual members of the IAA, as well as journals of other organizations.
A Parte Rei. Revista de Filosfia
Aesthetics (ed. by Japanese Society for Aesthetics)
Aisthesis: Revista Chilena de Investigaciones Estéticas
Aisthesis: Rivista de Estetica Online
Art+Media – Journal of Art and Media Studies
Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image
College Art Association On-Line Reviews
Consciousness, Literature and the Arts
Critical Studies in Improvisation
Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics
Esthetica: Tijdschrift voor kunst en filosofie
Espes: Journal of the Society for Aesthetics in Slovakia
Figures de l'Art: Revue d'Etudes Esthetiques
International Yearbook of Aesthetics
Journal of Aesthetic Education
Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
Journal of Aesthetics and Culture
Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology
Journal of the Canadian Society for Aesthetics
Laocoonte. Journal of the Spanish Society for Aesthetics
Paroli-Quaderni d'Arte e di Epistemologia
Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics
Proceedings of the 1997 Sydney Conference on Comparative Aesthetics
Proceedings of the European Society for Aesthetics
Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind
Proteus: Cahiers des Théories de l’Art
Sztuka i Filozofia – Art and Philosophy
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft
The International Association of Aesthetics/Association Internationale d’Esthétique formally came into existence in 1988 at the XIth International Congress of Aesthetics in Nottingham, England. However, the history of international association in aesthetics goes back many years. It began with the First International Congress of Aesthetics 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 with the meeting in Madrid, congresses took place at four-year intervals: in Athens in 1960, Amsterdam in 1964, Upsala in 1968, Bucharest in 1972, Darmstadt in 1976, Dubrovnik in 1980, Montreal in 1984, and in Nottingham in 1988.
Before 1984 these meetings were arranged by the Comité International d'Esthétique. Its members included many of the most eminent scholars in aesthetics representing countries with a strong tradition in aesthetics, including France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, Japan, and the United States. At various times the Comité included Etienne Souriau, Mikel Dufrenne, Harold Osborne, Luigi Pareyson, Tonomobu Imamichi, Milan Damnjanovic, Thomas Munro, and many other distinguished scholars.
As interest in aesthetics increased throughout the world, this committee, which was self-appointed and self-perpetuating, became at the same time less active and unable to respond to the needs of the growing community of aestheticians. At the IXth International Congress in 1980 in Dubrovnik, the decision was made to establish an international association. A committee, partly appointed by the Comité and partly elected by the delegates present, was charged with drafting a constitution. The work of that committee was presented at the next congress at Montreal in 1984. A constitution that included membership for both national societies and individual scholars was adopted by the delegates present, and a provisional Executive Committee was elected to begin organizing the Association. Harold Osborne, who had been a member of the Comité and was instrumental in encouraging the organization of an international association, became our first President, planning was begun for future congresses and proposals made for additional activities of the Association. He has since been followed in office by Göran Hermerén, Arnold Berleant, Aleš Erjavec, Ken-ichi Sasaki, Heinz Paetzold, Jos de Mul, Curtis Carter, Gao Jianping, Jale Erzen and Miodrag Suvakovic.
Since the election of officers at its formal inauguration in 1988, the IAA/AIE has carried on its activities on a regular basis. It has continued to organize international congresses, following the meeting in Nottingham with a congress in Madrid in 1992. Increasing interest in aesthetics and a greater concern for international communication and association led the Association to enlarge the geographical scope of the congresses and to arrange them at three-year intervals, first in Lahti, Finland in 1995, in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1998, in Tokyo, Japan in 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2004, Ankara, Turkey in 2007, Beijing, China in 2010, Krakow, Poland in 2013 and Seoul, Korea in 2016 and Belgrade, Serbia in 2019. The Association also expanded its activities to include publication of the IAA Newsletter and, beginning in 1996, the International Yearbook of Aesthetics. In 2023, the International Congress will be held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.