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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.
June 17-20, 2016
~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.
Deadline for papers: March 31, 2016.
Information on registration and accommodations will be posted in advance of the date.
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:
"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?"
"Wie die Kunst über die Enge der menschlichen Welt hinausführt – Auf dem Weg zu einer transhumanen Sichtweise"
"Orte des Menschen?"
"Der animalische Ursprung der Ästhetik"
"Kreativität durch Zufall – Das große Vorbild der Evolution und einige künstlerische Parallelen"
"Zur universalen Schätzung des Schönen"
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