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CfP: ESA Conference 2018 and PhD Essay Prize

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Call for Papers
European Society for Aesthetics Conference 2018
Maribor (Slovenia) 14–16 June 2018

Submission deadline: January 15 2018

The European Society for Aesthetics would like to invite you to submit a paper for presentation at the ESA Conference 2018, to be held at the Alma Mater Europaea – European Center Maribor, Slovenia 14–16 June 2018. The conference will be co-organised by the ESA, the Slovenian Society for Aesthetics, and the Alma Mater Europaea – Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis. The conference marks the 10th anniversary of the ESA.

We are inviting papers from all traditions and on any topic in philosophical aesthetics, and both systematic and historical presentations are acceptable. This year we welcome submissions addressing the theme “Art and Life” around which special sessions will be arranged.

We encourage the presentation of submissions in English, but submissions in other major European languages will be considered equally. For each talk, there will be time for a 25-minute presentation, with about another 20 minutes designated for discussion. All papers presented at the conference are eligible for publication in the Proceedings of the ESA. (http://proceedings.eurosa.org)

Submissions must be long abstracts, between 800 and 1.200 words in length, presenting not only the main ideas and claims of the paper, but also the chief considerations and arguments in favour of them. Please notice that full paper submissions will not be accepted and submissions are limited to one per person.

Please use the PDF-file format for submission and render your text completely anonymous, allowing for blind refereeing. To submit your long abstract, please use the EasyChair online submission system (first-time users will be asked to register with EasyChair): https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esa2018

We also encourage all submitters to sign up as members of the ESA (which is free):
The European Society for Aesthetics

The deadline for submissions of papers is January 15 2018, and we aim to inform you about the result of our selection process by mid-February, depending on the number of submissions.

Further information about the conference will soon be available on ESA website. Please send all your questions to the conference organizers: conference@eurosa.org

ESA Essay Prize

The European Society for Aesthetics arranges an essay prize for PhD students and early career scholars (max. three years from the doctorate) in connection with its yearly conferences. The prize consists of travel and accommodation stipend of up to 500 euros. The ESA will also award the prize winner’s conference fees and conference dinner. The winning essay will be considered for publication in the journal Estetika. In taking part in the prize, participants commit themselves to publish their essay in Estetika in case they are awarded the prize. For more information on the journal please visit: http://aesthetics.ff.cuni.cz/.

All submissions to the prize must be in English. First submissions should be made by following the general call of the ESA2018 conference and all submissions will be considered for presentation at the conference. Please place “(Essay Prize)” after the title of your submission in EasyChair to indicate that you want your submission to be considered for the prize. The selection of the prize winner will be broken down into two stages. After the first round of reviews, selected authors will be asked to submit a full conference paper (max. 3500 words) by the 20th of March. The recipient of the prize will be selected from this group. We aim to announce the winner by the 15th of April. For all enquiries regarding the prize please contact Kalle Puolakka, the secretary of the ESA: secretary@eurosa.org.