Previous congresses of the IAA

Previous congresses of the IAA



By Jos de Mul

         I     Berlin (Germany), 1913        II     Paris (France), 1937       III     Venice (Italy), 1956       IV    Athens (Greece), 1960       …

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…

Volume 19. Zoltán Somhegyi (ed.). Retracing the past. Historical continuity in aesthetics from a global perspective

Volume 19. Zoltán Somhegyi (ed.). Retracing the past. Historical continuity in aesthetics from a global perspective



By Zoltan

Zoltán Somhegyi (ed.). Retracing the past. Historical continuity in aesthetics from a global perspective International Yearbook of Aesthetics. Volume 19. 2017…

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

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



By Zoltan

The 21st International Congress of Aesthetics Possible Worlds of Contemporary Aesthetics: Aesthetics Between History, Geography and Media July 22-26, 2019, Belgrade,…


The Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology aims to encourage and promote research in aesthetics that draws inspiration from the phenomenological tradition as broadly understood, where “phenomenology” is inclusive of, but goes beyond the limits of, intellectual practices associated with the tradition and its well-known representative thinkers.  Unique in the English speaking world, the journal welcomes scholarly articles written in a phenomenological vein as well as analyses of aesthetic phenomena by researchers working on phenomenology within analytic philosophy.  

The field of the Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology is further defined by its close connections with the arts and culture, including the reality of human experience and its environment. Besides philosophical rigor, the journal puts emphasis on both creativity of ideas and precision of language. It provides a platform for new innovative ideas crossing the boundaries of both philosophical traditions and traditionally accepted fields of research in aesthetics.

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Honorary Life Members:

Arnold Berleant (USA)

Joseph Margolis (USA)

Tomonobu Imamichi* (Japan)

Stefan Morawski* (Poland)

Mikel Dufrenne* (France)



Officers and Delegates

Executive Committee Officers (2016-2019)

President: Jale Erzen (Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey)

First Vice-President: Krystyna Wilkoszewska (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)

Second Vice-President: Miodrag Suvakovic (Belgrade, Serbia)

Treasurer: Curtis Carter (Marquette University, USA)

Secretary-General: Zoltan Somhegyi (University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)

Assistant Secretary General: Tanehisa Otabe (Japan)



Weilin Fang (China)

Gunther Gebauer (Germany)

Kathleen Higgins (USA)

Eva Kit Wah Man (Hong Kong)

Katerina Parizkova (Czech Republic)



Past Presidents

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 *




National Delegates

American Society for Aesthetics: Cynthia Freeland

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: Sanna Lehtinen

Société Française d'Esthétique: Carol Talon Hugnon

Société Hellénique d'Esthétique: Georgia Apostolopoulou

Israeli Society for Aesthetics: Ruth Lorand

Società Italiana di Estetica: Raffaele Milani

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

Spanish Society for Aesthetics: Rosa Fernández

L'Association Tunisienne d'Esthétique et de Poïétique: Rachida Triki

Sanart Association of Aesthetics and Visual Culture, Turkey: Jale Erzen



Jos de Mul (The Netherlands): Guardian Online Yearbook

Melissa Shew (USA): Newsletter Editor

Zoltan Somhegyi (Hungary / United Arab Emirates): IAA Website Editor




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Report from the organizing committee.

First of all, on behalf of the Organizing Committee, I would like to thank aestheticians across the world: both for your interest in the 19ICA in Krakow and for your involvement in the preparation of the congress.

The organization for the Congress is progressing very well.. The stage of accepting abstracts has just ended. We received almost 500 applications from 53 countries: most from the USA, Japan, China and of course Poland.

Congress website   The Final program of ICA19 is now downloadable!


IRCA International Seminar 2013 Rome

The Eastern Impact. The Enigma of Van Gogh?s challenge to Rembrandt, with Ozaki Akihiro (Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan), Roberto Terrosi and Giuseppe Patella (University of Rome Tor Vergata).

March 19th, 2013, 10 a.m.,

University of Rome Tor Vergata

Via Columbia 1

00133 Rome (Italy).


Invito da parte dell'Ateneo:

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for Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian graduate students and junior
scholars of aesthetics, philosophy, the theory of art, art history,
literary studies, visual studies, cultural studies, and related

Deadline: 31 October 2012


XXIII World Congress of Philosophy


The International Association for Philosophy and Literature - 37th annual IAPL conference

National University of Singapore, 3-9 June 2013

Deadline for submissions of abstracts / proposed sessions: 15 October 2012

Go to: for submissions and details


SIE, Società Italiana d'Estetica

Laboratory for Research on the City, University of Bologna

The 2012 Interim meeting of the Executive Committee (EC) of the IAA will take place in June 28-30 2012 at sala Farnese, Piazza Maggiore, Bologna. The theme is “Nature and the City”. All researchers and scholars interested in this topic are invited to participate in the conference with a paper.

Only Word documents will be accepted, the suggested font type and dimension are Times New Roman and 11, the number of page shall be between 5 and 15.

In order to select the paper that will be presented during the conference abstracts will be evaluated by a group of experts.

Please send your abstract to the address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before May 10 2012, you will receive a confirmation of receipt, in case you don’t please send your e-mail again.

Theme: Nature and the City

The city, too, is landscape. We can leave it by going into nature exchanging the urban for the rural, but we can also enter the city to live within the architecture and contemplate its forms. Every architectural structure is a landscape and promotes an educational or paedeumatic relationship between the spirit and the environment. Our gaze and our bodies activate a certain way of contemplating that promotes the interchange between the external perception of the physical world and an internal seeing, which is the psychic perception of the visual image. There is a close relationship between the aesthetic experience of the natural environment and that of the urban landscape. In the same way that humankind lives on the earth so, too, it lives in the city.

The theme could be approached from various perspectives such as, 'nature/culture'; 'city as human nature'; 'ecology and the city'; symbols and metaphors; domesticated nature; nature interiorized; parks and natural environments, and other related issues.

Possible topics: City Landscapes, The Garden City, History of City/Nature relations, Nature-Culture, Nature and the City from Ecological, Design, Artistic aspects.

Admission fee:

Students and Ph.D. students 60 euro

Academics and all Participants 120 euro

The admission fee covers the attendance to the whole conference, related materials, two light lunches and the social dinner.

Registrations are possible on the web site

cyprus 635 x 277University of Cyprus, July 2 – 6, 2012 The Ethical Challenge of Multidisciplinarity: Reconciling ‘The Three Narratives’—Art, Science, and Philosophy


Section I: History, Geography, Science


Workshop Title: Art and Medicine at the Intersection of the Humanities


Chair: Manfred Milz, Asst. Prof. of Art History, Design Theory, and Visual Culture, College of Fine Arts & Design, Randa M. Mostafa, Prof. of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah, P.O. Box 27272, Sharjah University City, United Arab Emirates

Phone:+971 6 5057876, Cellular: +971 56 1070644

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In recent years there has been growing interest in the relationship of Art and Medicine,  as seen, for example, in the medical humanities courses offered in medical schools and by the parallel, yet less marked scholarly attention given to the subject in Art History departments.

As a relatively new field of research, Art and Medicine is situated at the intersection of the humanities, the arts, and healthcare. Distinguishing itself from the more conventional study of the cultural history of medicine, it seeks to explore the role of medicine in the various arts—literature, painting, sculpture, film, performance, music etc.—and concomitantly—to study the role of art in the medical humanities.

The inter- or more correctly, multi-disciplinary, attempt to propose a unifying perspective for the two ‘faculties’—of art and medicine—is based on both historical and modern approaches to their shared theoretical and practical features—cognitive, physiological, psychological, and phenomenological. Beyond the aesthetic notion of art as the creation of beauty, its curative powers, ascribed to its cathartic functions, have been debated since antiquity. If art has direct and indirect healing powers, it cannot but be an integral part of medical training; and, by the same token, themes and concerns of medicine—both particular and general—should gain atten-tion in the study of art history.

The main goal of this workshop is to discuss the current research status of Art and Medicine and historical and contemporary approaches to their joint study.

I invite scholars working in these and related fields to consider presenting a paper on the various aspects—historical, ethical, theoretical, practical etc.—of the issues raised by Art and Medicine at the intersection of the humanities.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

Renaissance Artists Researching Human Anatomy

Physiognomy, Facial Expression and Personality Structure

The Divided Self: Idealist Aesthetics / Origins of Psychoanalysis and Modernism 

Self-Images of Artists as Patients: Reflective Psychopathology or Psychosomatics

Patients’/Artists’ Exterior and Interior Battlefields

Melancholy – Creativity’s Source and Barrier

Neuroaesthetics: Neurology and Artistic Creativity

Artistic Activity and Clinical Care (Expressive Arts Therapies): Enhancement of Psychological and Physical Healing through Literature, Drama, Painting, Sculpture, Music, and Dance


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