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The 21st International Congress of Aesthetics
Possible Worlds of Contemporary Aesthetics: Aesthetics Between History, Geography and Media
July 22-26, 2019, Belgrade, Serbia
The 21st ICA Congress on "Possible Worlds of Contemporary Aesthetics: Aesthetics Between History, Geography and Media", organized by the Faculty of Architecture, The Society for Aesthetics of Architecture and Visual Arts of Serbia (DEAVUS) and International Association for Aesthetics (IAA) will be held July 22-26, 2019 at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture.
The abstract submission has ended. We received over 500 submission from 56 countries.
The ICA 2019 Belgrade aims to map out contemporary aesthetics practices in a vivid dialogue of aestheticians, philosophers, art theorists, architecture theorists, culture theorists, media theorists, artists, media entrepreneurs, architects, cultural activists and researchers in the fields of humanities and social sciences. More precisely, the goal is to map the possible worlds of contemporary aesthetics in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa and Australia. The idea is to show, interpret and map the unity and diverseness in aesthetic thought, expression, research, and philosophies on our shared planet. Our goal is to promote a dialogue concerning aesthetics in those parts of the world that have not been involved with the work of the International Association for Aesthetics to this day. Global dialogue, understanding and cooperation are what we aim to achieve.
That said, the 21st ICA will be the first Congress to highlight the aesthetic issues of marginalised countries that have not been fully involved in the work of the IAA. This will be accomplished, among others, via thematic round tables discussing contemporary aesthetics in East Africa and South America.
The Opening Ceremonywill take place at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (which is a few minutes by walk from the venue of the Congress – Faculty of Architecture) on 22nd July, at 9:00 AM, with the Presidential speech and the keynote presentations. In the afternoon Congress will take place at the Faculty of Architecture where it will remain for the whole duration of the Congress.
The final program will be finished by the end of May and posted on the webpage of the Congress.
Webpage of the Congress
Dear Colleagues and Candidates for Young Scholar Award,
I am pleased to announce that the deadline for the application for Young Scholar Award has been extended till 20 May 2016.
The Organisers of ICA 2016 Seoul encourage all interested colleagues to submit their paper for consideration.
Please, find further info on the submission criteria here, or by clicking on this link:
The fifth volume of the ICA Cracow 2013 proceedings, titled “Transacting Aesthetics”, edited by Sebastian Stankiewicz will appear online soon. The volume will contain the contributions of the following authors:
Sebastian Stankiewicz, Adam Dzidowski, Scott Contreras-Koterbay, Lukasz Mirocha, Collin Pointon, Hülya Toksöz Sahiner, Malgorzata Szyszkowska, Pol Capdevila, Norihide Mori, Elzbieta Staniszewska, Vladimir Konecni, Jakub Votroubek, Carolyn Korsmeyer, Adam Chmielewski, Takashi Sugiyama, Heon Kim, Ksenia Fedorova, Saša Hrnjez, Katya Mandoki, Piotr Mróz, James Garrison, Ariyuki Kondo, Eleni Leontsini, Jia Chen, Elena Tavani, Vera Stegman, Yoko Tsuchiyama, Miri Isaka
Due to numerous requests to extend the deadline of early registration and abstract submission, the Organising Committee of 2016 ICA Seoul is pleased to announce that we will continue to accept abstract submissions until April 15, 2016. Until then, early registration fee will be applied. Those who wish to modify their abstract contents may do so until April 15 as well.
Thank you for your interest and participation.
Young Scholar Awards: Call for Papers
The International Association of Aesthetics cordially invites Ph.D. candidate students to apply for Young Scholar Awards for the 20th International Congress of Aesthetics. The 20th ICA will be held at Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, July 24-29, 2016.
The IAA will select 10 papers and will award 500 USD to each winner. The Young Scholar Awardees will be honored at the Congress.
The deadline for paper submissions is May 20, 2016, and the awards will be announced by the end of May. The length of a paper should be 8-10 double-spaced 12 pt-font pages for 20-minute presentation. Papers over length will be disqualified from consideration.
Applicants should register for the Congress by March 1, 2016, to avoid the late registration penalty. For a regular registration, the applicant only has to submit his/her abstract. Should the applicant receive the award, the registration fee will be refunded.
In the case that the applicant is not awarded and s/he cannot attend the Congress, the registration fee will be refunded, provided the applicant declares this to the organizers no later than June 15, 2016. No refunds will be granted for withdrawals after this date.
For registration and further details about the conference, please see http://www.ica2016.org/
Gao Jianping President of IAA,
Tyrus Miller Secretary General
The 20th International Congress of Aesthetics
“Aesthetics and Mass Culture”
24-29 July 2016 (Sunday-Friday)
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Call for Papers
ICA 2016 organizing committee invites all interested individuals to submit the abstract of a paper for 20-minute presentation. There will be 5-minute Q&A after presentation.
• Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2016
• Paper submission deadline: June 30, 2016
• How to submit: On-line submission at www.ica2016.org
1. Issues of Art Theories in the Era of Mass Culture
2. New Media, Design and Aesthetics
3. Aesthetics of Body and Sports
4. Reflections on the History of Aesthetics
5. Values of Art: Cognitive, Moral and Political
6. Scientific Perspectives on Aesthetics
7. Imagination and Emotion
8. Aesthetics of Environment and Ecology
9. Aesthetics and Theories of Individual Artistic Genres
10. Aesthetics and Art Theories in Asian Traditions
All participants are requested to register via on-line system. Please visit our
website in order to proceed your registration. (www.ica2016.org)
Regular USD 300 (by March 1, 2016) USD 350 (late and on-site)
Student* USD 150 (by March 1, 2016) USD 200 (late and on-site)
*A copy of “STUDENT ID” will be needed.
- President of the Organizing Committee of ICA2016
Prof. Chong-hwan Oh (Seoul National University)
- President of the Korean Society of Aesthetics
Prof. Joosik Min (Youngnam University)
- Secretary General of ICA2016
Prof. Haewan Lee (Seoul National University)
ICA 2016 Secretariat
Tel. +82-2-880-6255, Fax. +82-2-877-6340
Department of Aesthetics, College of Humanities, Seoul National University,
Gwanakno1, Gwanakgu, Seoul, 151-745, South Korea
For more information, visit our website: www.ica2016.org
On behalf of the members of the Korean Society for Aesthetics, I am greatly honored to hold the 20th International Congress for Aesthetics in Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea, under the auspices of the International Association for Aesthetics (L’Association Internationale d’Esthétique). The Congress will be held on the campus of Seoul National University from the 24th (Sunday) to the 29th (Friday) of July, 2016. SNU is the most prestigious university in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and home to the only Department of Aesthetics in the country.
The Korean Society of Aesthetics, the most authoritative nationwide society in the field, was established in September, 1968, being the first association for aesthetics in the Republic of Korea. With a 47-year tradition, the now more than 300 members of the KSA are actively engaged in a broad range of aesthetic subjects across the Asian, Analytic, and European traditions, including theories of painting, the aesthetics of music and film, and sociological aesthetics. Our members also play major roles in the various artistic and cultural fields in Korea. Many members of the KSA earned their Ph. D. degrees abroad, mainly from the USA, Germany, and France in the West, and China and Japan in the East. As a result, the academic climate of the KSA is comprehensive and well-informed, and the Society is very well-equipped to deal with aesthetics in an international context. With such broad backgrounds, we are confident in our ability to host a very successful Seoul ICA.
The theme of the Seoul Congress is “Aesthetics and Mass Culture.” The Congress will focus on the various aesthetic aspects of mass culture, which, due to the rapid development of information technology, has become one of the most prominent of contemporary cultural phenomena. We are all familiar with the idea of globalization and with developments in information technology. We have been told that, thanks to the internet and other modes of information technology, there are a few, if any, places isolated from the rest of the world today. The importance of globalization, one of whose symptoms is the overwhelming flow of information, is not just that we can learn more about other countries, other people, and other cultures, but also that we become more likely to be influenced by other cultures, especially their ways of life. To try to understand and, in some cases, to accept other cultures and life styles often results in a change of one’s own view of life, even one’s own view of the world, which also includes one’s conception of the arts and sensibilities to the aesthetic. But the revolution of information technology also raises the philosophical or aesthetic issue of mass art and mass culture, which, we think, deserves serious discussion. We hope that the Congress will achieve many fruitful results from the many urgent aesthetic questions arising as a result of these phenomena.
In addition to these questions, the Seoul Congress, as with all other Congresses, will be open to every traditional subject of aesthetics and we welcome papers and panel proposals devoted to all fields of aesthetics. The Congress will consist of several panels and round tables, along with dozens of sessions, including sessions for individual artistic genres. The Organizing Committee will choose the topics for some events, but the rest will be open to the general members of the IAA.
It is my promise that we will devote all our efforts to the success of the Seoul Congress. In the name of all the members of the Korean Society for Aesthetics, I hope to see you all in Korea next summer.
Prof. Chong-hwan Oh
(President of the Organizing Committee for 2016 ICA,
Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea)