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Design Culture and Somaesthetics
May 6 – May 8 all-day

Conference in dialogue between post-disciplinary fields
Conference Date: 06-08. 05. 2019.
Conference Venue: Moholy-Nagy University of Art&Design, Budapest
Conference Hosted by: Design Culture Studies Doctoral Program at the Doctoral School of Moholy-Nagy University of Art&Design, Budapest & Hungarian Forum of Somaesthetics
Confirmed keynote speakers:

Richard Shusterman, Professor of Philosophy and English, Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities, and Director for Body, Mind and Culture at Florida Atlantic University. Initiatior of somaesthetic research.

Guy Julier, Professor of Design Leadership at Aalto University, Helsinki. Former Principal Research Fellow in Contemporary Design and Professor of Design Culture at the University of Brighton/Victoria & Albert Museum. Author of founding books on design culture studies, editorial board member of the Journal of Visual Culture and Design and Culture.

Patrick Devlieger, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences at KU Leuven, anthropologist, leading international researcher of disability studies.

See the Call for Papers for more information.

Ends of Arts in the Aesthetic, Artistic and Philosophic Theories
May 18 – May 20 all-day

Institute of Aesthetics and Art Culture of Faculty of Arts of University of Presov in Presov and Society for Aesthetics in Slovakia (SPES) invites you after the first event of the “cycle” of international scientific conferences held on 18-20 May 2018 in the High Tatras, to a scientific conference with the theme: ‘Ends of Arts in the Aesthetic, Artistic and Philosophic Theories’.

Following the re-evaluation of the “Hegelian” theories and theories of romanticism that was dominant during the first conference (emphasis was placed on the theories and artistic realities of the 18th and 19th centuries), actual call for papers is primarily (but not exclusively) concerned with the theoretical concepts in the chronological order primarily); approaches and methods, as well as the artistic realities of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The purpose of scientific events is to turn attention to the philosophical, aesthetic, artistic and artistic-critical theories that reflect and explain or otherwise theorise artistic events in the period mentioned; methodologically justify the importance of its past, present and prejudice the future of art and its sense of man. We want to explore and critically re-evaluate those philosophical, aesthetic, arts-studies and arts-historical theories and conceptions which reason the inevitable “art history end” and “art end” in general. The conference will focus on the concepts and relevance of these theories arguments that argue for an ongoing “art history”, as well as the ongoing artistic creation and art (from the Romantic period up to present) perception significance. The organisers primarily want to focus on the relevancy and heuristic productivity of especially those aesthetic theories research, which clarify an art face from the point of view of their methodology, terms and communication with arts-studies approaches; they illuminate art ́s aestheticpotential, consequences of perception of art in consciousness, thinking and potential present- day one ́s action. The organisers look forward to turning ourattention to the theories that in their approaches argue “the future of art” and its perspective from the point of view of the creator and perceptor, the criticism of those theories that argue the various forms of “ends” of art and the emptying of its meaning; and those theories arguing the continuing development of art and its meaning in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Topic: Aesthetic theories of the 20th and 21st century reflecting the state and perspectives of art, including the potential “ends of art”
Conference date: 17th – 19th May 2019
Venue of conference: High Tatras

See the associated Call for Papers here.

Learning from Imagination
May 23 – May 24 all-day

The conference will be held at the University of Leeds during 23-24 May 2019. The exact location and accessibility are yet to be confirmed. Registration will open in March.

The confirmed keynote speakers are:
Dr Adriana Clavel Vázquez (University of Hull)
Professor Amy Kind (Claremont McKenna College)
Professor Aaron Meskin (University of Leeds)

This conference is organised by Alice Murphy (University of Leeds) and Andrea Blomqvist (University of Sheffield). If you have any queries, please feel free to get in contact with us! The call for abstracts can be found here.

Andrea Blomqvist:
Alice Murphy:


Sponsored by Mind and the BSA

Baudelaire and Philosophy
Jun 5 – Jun 6 all-day

Baudelaire and Philosophy: A Conference sponsored by the British Society of Aesthetics
5-6 June 2019, Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought, Goldsmiths, University of London and the Institut Français


Isabelle Alfandary (Paris 3/CIPh)
Jennifer Bajorek (Hampshire)
Patrick ffrench (King’s College London)
Elissa Marder (Emory)
Adrian Rifkin (Goldsmiths)
Richard Rand (Paris)


Charles Baudelaire is a pivotal reference for debates on modernity, criticism and poetics, though in the domains of philosophy and critical theory his work is often approached solely through the prism of contemporary commentary. Baudelaire’s own engagement with the philosophical – for instance in his pairing of Joseph de Maistre and Edgar Allan Poe as critics of the metaphysics of “progress” – has also been insufficiently mined. Yet Baudelaire has been key for thinking about the transformations of the very conditions of aesthetic experience since the 19th century; his writings on the dandy and the poetic significance of intoxication, as well as his work as a critic of fine art and music, have arguably expanded notions of what counts as aesthetic experience, opening it up beyond questions of taste, value, or didactic ends. For Nietzsche, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Lukács, Benjamin, Lacan and others, Baudelaire reimagined the poet and the poetic as inseparable from their relations to the social, psychological, material and sexual and, as such, as figures through which such relations may be reevaluated. After Baudelaire, the urban and the technological are no longer mere themes but the very element in which aesthetic experience and poetic production take shape; after Baudelaire, the poem assumes the form of a crucible for new and altered states of “experience.” This had led to Baudelaire often being made synonymous with the notion of modernity, and in particular with the idea that novelty becomes a (or even the) key category for aesthetic experience and artistic production from the mid-nineteenth century onwards. Taking Baudelaire’s own references to philosophy seriously, this conference will also explore the complexity of the relation between the received understanding of Baudelaire as a prophet of modernity and his opposition to any idea of progress that would reduce poetic beauty to a vehicle for social and moral development.

The conference will alternate between delving into specific poetic and critical texts by Baudelaire and tackling some of the key interpretations and uses of his work within philosophy and critical theory, from Georges Bataille to Jacques Derrida, Walter Benjamin to Jacques Rancière. The conference aims to do justice to the richness, complexity and ambiguity of Baudelaire’s critical and poetic writing, to explore his relation to philosophy and the philosophical, and to interrogate his place as a synonym for a certain conception of modernity.

Selected papers will be published as an edited collection or special journal issue.

Please see the associated CFP here.


Julia Ng and Alberto Toscano, CPCT, Goldsmiths, University of London

CFP: Ends of Arts in the Aesthetic, Artistic and Philosophic Theories

Institute of Aesthetics and Art Culture of Faculty of Arts of University of Presov in Presov and Society for Aesthetics in Slovakia (SPES) invites you after the first event of the “cycle” of international scientific conferences held on 18-20 May … Read More

The Scottish Aesthetics Forum: Dr Louise Hanson (Cambridge) “Robust Moral Realism and Robust Aesthetic Realism”, 26th April

The Scottish Aesthetics Forum is delighted to announce its next lecture:   Dr Louise Hanson (Cambridge) “Robust Moral Realism and Robust Aesthetic Realism” Thursday, 26 April, 2018, 4:15 – 6:00pm Dugald Steward Building, Room 3.11 University of Edinburgh   The lecture is free and … Read More

CfP: Aesthetics and the Political Actions of Art

Aesthetics and the Political Actions of Art Estudios de Filosofía No 58, june-december 2018 Philosophy journal This thematic issue seeks contributions about the relationship between art and politics. We are particularly interested in articles that address questions such as: how … Read More

7th Dubrovnik Conference on the Philosophy of Art, April 2018

The Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik, Croatia hosts a large number of conferences in a wide variety of disciplines each year, bringing together scholars from Europe, North America, and further afield. In April 2018, we shall be holding the seventh Dubrovnik … Read More

Call for Editor-in-Chief: Estetika

Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics invites applications for the post of Editor-in-Chief. Originally a Czechoslovak academic journal of philosophical aesthetics and art studies (founded in 1964), Estetika was transformed into an international journal in 2006 with the mission … Read More

CfP: Aesthetics of Popular Culture Conference

Aesthetics of Popular Culture Conference 4th-6th May, 2018 University of Warsaw Keynotes: David Davies (McGill University, Montreal) Tomas Kulka (Charles University, Prague) Granting that we are constantly bombarded with various forms of popular culture with little room for reprieve, how … Read More

ASA opportunities in 2018

The American Society for Aesthetics is pleased to announce ASA opportunities in 2018. Dissertation Fellowship for 2018-19 DEADLINE: January 1, 2018 ASA Summer Seminar, University of British Columbia, July 9-27, 2018 DEADLINE: January 14, 2018 Aesthetics Speakers at … Read More

From Text to Screen and Back to Text. Film and Literature, the Portuguese Context.

Dealine: 15th September. Utopia – UK Portuguese Film Festival, Camões Institute & Centre for Portuguese Language and Culture (King´s College) are delighted to invite you to submit proposals to the film and literature conference From Text to Screen and Back … Read More

American Society for Aesthetics Meetings and Conferences in 2018

The American Society for Aesthetics is pleased to announce the Calls for Papers for several ASA meetings and co-sponsored conferences in 2018. ASA MEETINGS: ASA Pacific Meeting, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA, April 4-6, 2018 DEADLINE: November 1, … Read More

CFP: Bodies of Virtue: Asian Perspectives on Ethics and Somaesthetics

Boca Raton, November 9-10, 2017 The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a two-day conference, November 9-10, 2017 at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. Bodies are the primary platform where self-cultivation techniques … Read More

CFP: Thinking Contemporary Art with Heidegger

CFP: Special Issue of Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology (Vol. 4, No. 2, 2017) Theme: Thinking Contemporary Art with Heidegger Extended Submission Deadline: 30 June 2017 Eighty years have passed since Heidegger’s 1935–36 lectures on The Origin of the Work … Read More

Engaging Art Philosophically

Postgraduate Workshop Celebrating the Launch of the MA in Philosophy and the Arts 12th May 2017 University of Warwick PROGRAMME Self-representation and presentation of others in the arts 12:00 pm: Nadia Mehdi (Sheffield): The (Mis)Representation of Others 12:30 pm: Alex … Read More

Faces of the Infinite: Neoplatonism and Poetics at the Confluence of Africa, Asia and Europe

Convenors: Professor Stefan Sperl, SOAS, University of London Professor Trevor Dadson FBA, Queen Mary University of London Dr Yorgos Dedes, SOAS, University of London Thu 9 Nov 2017 09:30 to Sat 11 Nov 2017 17:00 The conference is intended to … Read More

CFP: Bodies of Virtue: Asian Perspectives on Ethics and Somaesthetics

Call for Papers “Bodies of Virtue: Asian Perspectives on Ethics and Somaesthetics” November 9-10, 2017 The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, November 9-10, 2017 at Florida Atlantic University, … Read More

American Society for Aesthetics Meetings

The American Society for Aesthetics is co-sponsoring many exciting aesthetics meetings and conferences this spring. Some are free to the public; others have modest registration fees. We hope you will consider attending. ASA MEETINGS ASA Pacific Division Meeting, Pacific Grove, … Read More

Doctoral or Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Music and Philosophy

One doctoral or postdoctoral research fellowship (SKO1017/SKO1352) in Music and Philosophy is available at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo. It is expected that the successful candidate will work on an independent project dealing with a topic in the … Read More

Moving Images 2017: Mediality – Multimodality – Materiality

Moving Images 2017: Mediality – Multimodality – Materiality: Concepts for Media and Image Studies in the Era of the »Technosphere«. Bilingual Conference of the Society of Interdisciplinary Image Science on Moving Images (Kiel, Germany, 4th to 6th May 2017) Thursday, … Read More

Oxford Forum: Philosophy in Song

An exploration of innovative new ways of conveying philosophical ideas, including live demonstrations of ‘Jazz-Philosophy Fusion’ 12 – 1.30 pm | Saturday 21 January Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford This event is free to attend and … Read More

CFP: New Territories: Landscape Representation in Contemporary Photographic Practices

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, June 16 – 18, 2017Deadline: Jan 24, 2017 International Workshop 16, 17 and 18 June 2017, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin This three-day international workshop provides an opportunity for an in-depth examination of contemporary developments in the genre of landscape and its … Read More

Beyond Standstill: Tracing the Purpose of Music

The conference will take place on the weekend 13th to 15th January 2017 in Schloss Wartin (close to Berlin, Germany). We offer a shuttle bus from Berlin to Schloss Wartin. The timetable for the conference will be confirmed soon. Speakers … Read More

British Society of Aesthetics Postgraduate Stipends

The British Society of Aesthetics invites postgraduate students in the UK to apply for stipends of up to £800 towards travel and accommodation costs for participation in conferences or research visits to other universities on topics in aesthetics and the … Read More

All but Written: Imaginary Literature from Walter Benjamin to Joseph Mitchell

Talk by David Kishik about THE MANHATTAN PROJECT (Stanford, 2015) Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project, Joe Gould’s Oral History of Our Time, and Joseph Mitchell’s memoir each existed more in their respective author’s imagination than on the written page. In this … Read More

Gesture — A Seminar and Workshop with Werner Hamacher

1-2 December 2016 – A Workshop 9:30am-6pm, Lecture Room, The Warburg Institute An interdisciplinary workshop on the philosophic, literary, art historical “language of gestures,” with special attention to the work of Walter Benjamin and Giorgio Agamben. Participants: Andrew Benjamin (London … Read More

CFA: Comics Crossroads 2 – Postgraduate workshop and symposium

We are pleased to advertise this day-and-a-half CHASE-funded event to offer specific training for a select group of emerging scholars working with ‘the comic’ in an interdisciplinary manner. The aim of this event is to allow postgraduate researchers to become … Read More

CFP: Performing Care

A one day symposium 15th December 2016, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London (in partnership with the University of Manchester) · What does it mean to perform care? · Is caring just an act? · Can art … Read More

New Ontologies of Art

14th – 16th December, 2016, University of Warsaw Keynote speakers: Tiziana Andina (University of Turin) Arto Haapala (University of Helsinki) Jason Gaiger (University of Oxford) The aim of this conference is to shed light on the role of ontology in … Read More

Reminder: Aesthetics, Fashion and Psychology

A final reminder that registration for the Conference on Aesthetics, Fashion and Psychology closes soon. The Centre for Aesthetics at the University of Leeds and the London College of Fashion are pleased to announce the hosting of an interdisciplinary conference … Read More

Shakespeare: The Philosopher II

4th July 2016, University of Hertfordshire There are no registration costs but please register by 29 June by emailing: ​ For further details, including location of the conference, visit the Shakespeare & Philosophy page at: Schedule 9:15-10:15 Michael … Read More

Just a Game? The Aesthetics and Ethics of Video Games

24th – 25th June 2016, University of Kent, Canterbury We are pleased to open the call for registration for our two-day conference on video games. About the conference: Video games have become one of the most popular forms of entertainment … Read More

Selma Jeanne Cohen Prize in Dance Aesthetics

The Selma Jeanne Cohen Prize in Dance Aesthetics will be awarded this fall by the American Society for Aesthetics. Our guidelines have been revised. This year we are accepting nominations for articles only published in the past two years (July … Read More

The Art of Hegel’s Aesthetics: Hegelian Philosophy and the Perspectives of Art History

Co-organised by the Centre of Hellenic Studies at King’s College London, the New School for Social Research (New York) and the Internationales Kolleg Morphomata (Universitaet zu Koeln), with additional support from the Leverhulme Trust. River Room, King’s Building, King’s College … Read More

ISPA-conference 2016: The Human in Architecture and Philosophy

We are pleased to announce that the registration is open for the ISPA-conference 2016: The human in architecture and philosophy, Tuesday July 19th (7:00pm) to Saturday July 23 2016 Department of Philosophy, University of Bamberg Please register via (please … Read More

Fellowship: Aesthetics of Emotions

Applications are invited from young scholars of any nationality to participate in the first large-scale international research project on emotions in the arts, merging humanities and scientific perspectives. Selected young scholars will receive funding to spend one-month residential periods of … Read More

Philosophy and Art – panel event and discussion

Philosophy and Art – panel event and discussion Wednesday 30th March 6-7.30pm Pennethorne’s Drawing Room (Somerset House)* What role, if any, should philosophy play in the creation of art? Philosophers of art are not art critics. While the critic … Read More

CFP: Philosophy, Imagination and the Arts

The Nordic Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference 26-28 May 2016, Uppsala University, Sweden Keynote speakers: Noel Carroll (CUNY Graduate Center) Stacie Friend (Birkbeck College, University of London) Jason Gaiger (The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford) Lydia Goehr (Columbia … Read More

CFP: Everywhere and Nowhere Postgraduate Symposium on Imagined Spaces
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Monday 20th June 2016, University of Nottingham Keynote Speaker: Professor Stephen Daniels (University of Nottingham) Imagined spaces are engaged with on a daily basis, whether they be in the novels we read, the news reports we hear, or in the … Read More

CFP: Solidarity, Memory and Identity

Second International Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Gdańsk, 15-16 September 2016 Deadline: 15 June 2016 What is the phenomenon of solidarity in the current world? What is the sense of talking about it with the increase of violence around the globe? … Read More

Confined Projections

Symposium and Film Screening On Cinema, Embodiment and the Aesthetics of Pornograph Information and registration: confinedprojections With the generous support of: The British Society of Aesthetics The Aesthetics Research Centre, University of Kent The Centre for Film and Media Research, … Read More

Call for Editorial Board Membership: The Yearbook of Moving Image Studies

The Yearbook of Moving Image Studies (YoMIS) is seeking for expansion of the current editorial board and searches for interested scientists, scholars, artists and filmmakers. The goal of YoMIS is to reflect, trigger and collect the international academic, intellectual and … Read More

CFP: Coimbra International Conference On the Virtual

Coimbra, University of Coimbra, Faculty of Letters, 27th – 29th October, 2016 Department of Philosophy, Communication and Information / LIF (R&D unit) In the History of Philosophy, Plato is many times referred to as the father of the notion of … Read More

Somaesthetics Doctoral Fellowship

The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters invites applications for the Somaesthetics Doctoral Fellowship. The successful candidate will be admitted to the College’s Ph.D. program in Comparative Studies on the basis of a general application to the program, … Read More

Being Human: Life Is Short

15 November, Blue Coat, Liverpool Join us for a celebration of all things small and perfectly formed, from the hadron to the haiku, the boson to the butterfly. Activities include talks, exhibitions and hands-on workshops on how we perceive and … Read More

CFP: The Musical Humanism of the Renaissance and its Legacy

2-4 June 2016, University of Warwick Conference held at Warwick’s Palazzo Papafava, Venice in collaboration with the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group In modern Western culture, music is often defined as the art of feeling or the … Read More

CFP: Special Issue of The Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology

Theme: Aesthetics of Urban Life Guest Editor: Jonathan Maskit, Denison University Submission Deadline: 31 December 2015 Submission Guidelines: Urban life has long been of interest to philosophers and has played an important role in the work of phenomenologists at … Read More

Is there anything wrong with violence in video games?

A discussion, chaired by Derek Matravers, with David Braben, Louise Hanson, and Jamie Rumbelow. 14th October, 5.00pm to 7.00pm. Seminar Room, Number 1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College, Cambridge (enter by the main door on Silver Street). Entry is free, and … Read More

Environmental Aesthetics Study Group

Several decades ago environmental aesthetics emerged as a sub-discipline of philosophy. The number of published works in the field continues to grow. So, too, do the number of students and scholars who have become interested in the interdisciplinary possibilities and … Read More

CFP: Special Issue of The Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology

Theme: Aesthetics of Urban Life Guest Editor: Jonathan Maskit, Denison University Submission Deadline: 31 December 2015 Submission Guidelines: Urban life has long been of interest to philosophers and has played an important role in the work of phenomenologists at … Read More

CFP: Image Matter: Art and Materiality AAH Students New Voices Conference

6 November 2015, MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University Keynotes: Professor Carol Mavor (University of Manchester) and Professor Hanneke Grootenboer (University of Oxford) How do art historians interpret matter? And how about artists, makers, theorists and critics? Much recent art historical and … Read More

Comma Press launch MacGuffin

Comma Press has launched a new fiction platform called MacGuffin which hosts short stories and poetry in text and audio form. Anyone can upload a poem or short story, so long as they also upload a reading. This doesn’t have … Read More

Reminder: Aesthetics and the Feminine

This is a final reminder that the deadline for registration for Aesthetics and the Feminine Conference (17th Saturday – 18th July 2015 at University College Cork, Ireland) is this Friday the 10th of July. Registration for this event is free … Read More

CFP: Art and Imagination

2-3 April, 2016, San Francisco Organised by the ArtSense Taste and Community project (Australian Research Council funded project) Submission Deadline: 31st October 2015 This workshop is also sponsored by the American Society of Aesthetics; and hosted in part by the … Read More

SAF: Sublimity and Art

The Scottish Aesthetics Forum is delighted to announce its fourth lecture: Professor Emily Brady (Edinburgh) “Sublimity and Art” Wednesday, 10th June, 2015, 4:15 – 6:00pm Dugald Stewart Building, Room 1.20, University of Edinburgh ( The lecture is free and open … Read More

The Sixth International Symposium on Music and Sonic Art: Practices and Theories (MuSA 2015)

The Sixth International Symposium on Music and Sonic Art: Practices and Theories (MuSA 2015) is an interdisciplinary event to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany at the Institut für Musikwissenschaft und Musikinformatik (IMWI) ( MuSA 2015 is also supported by Middlesex … Read More

American Society for Aesthetics Pacific Division annual meeting

8-10 April 2015, Asilomar conference grounds, Pacific Grove, CA The meeting program is now available online at: Registration is open: If you would like to volunteer to chair a session or have other queries, please contact the organisers, … Read More

British Society of Aesthetics Cambridge Lecture Series

Wednesday 4th March: Renee Conroy, Department of Philosophy, Purdue University at Calumet: ‘Rust Belt Ruins’ Venue: Seminar Room, 1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College. (Enter by main door). Time: 5.00pm to 7.00pm Admission is free, and all are welcome. Abstract: American … Read More

CFP: Dementia and Subjectivity, Aesthetic, Literary and Philosophical Perspectives

Recent years have witnessed a growing interest in insights into the perspectives of patients affected by dementia, in their consciousness as well as in their needs and wants. In this context the plea for an ethics of  dementia is also … Read More

CFP: Intermediality and Transmediality in Contemporary Artistic Practices

University of Genoa, 13-14 November 2015 The conference aims at offering an opportunity to carry on pondering over different theoretical approaches; over how to conceptualise the various relations within the creative and reception processes of any art work; and finally … Read More

Sustainable City Life. Exploring Aesthetic Values in Urban Settings

The XIth IIAA International Summer Conference on Environmental Aesthetics. Lahti, Finland, 6.8.–8.8.2015 The International Institute of Applied Aesthetics (IIAA) will arrange the XIth IIAA Summer Conference on Environmental Aesthetics in Lahti, Finland, 6.8.–8.8.2015. The theme of the conference is “Sustainable … Read More

Inaugural Conference of the European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions

The organisers are delighted to announce the Inaugural Conference of the European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions (EPSSE) to be held at the New University of Lisbon, July 18-20, 2014. There is a symposium devoted to Emotions and … Read More

Shaped by Beauty: Art, Religion and Ethics in Conversation

Heythrop College, University of London, 26-27 June 2014 This international conference organised by Heythrop College, University of London and the Theology Department of Fordham University, New York aims at fostering an exciting conversation among our chosen disciplines concerning the human … Read More

Narratives and Social Cognition

Leeds Humanities Research Institute, Thursday June 19 2014, 10am It is commonly thought that engaging with narratives can shape the way we engage with the real world. But how? This workshop aims to connect psychological and philosophical research on the … Read More

Can Stories Change the Way You Think?

Leeds Art Gallery, June 18 2014, 6-7:30pm Can stories change the way you think? Since the times of Plato and Aristotle, many scholars in the humanities have contended that reading stories can change the way one thinks, for better or for … Read More

Film-Philosophy Conference 2014

The Team behind the Film-Philosophy Conference 2014 is very happy to announce that the full programme is now available online. The Conference will this year take place at the University of Glasgow, in Film and Television Studies, from 2 to … Read More

Prof. James R. Hamilton, ‘Spectating Animated Objects: The “Uncanny Valley” Puzzle’.

Monday 12 May 2014, 6-8pm. Jarman 1, University of Kent There are a number of puzzles about spectating animated objects. One puzzle is that it seems spectators should not, at least when talking “seriously,” attribute mental states to them. That … Read More

IP London Aesthetics Forum: Marina Wimmer – How we develop an understanding of pictorial representation

May 7, 2014, Room 243, Senate House, WC1 Supported by the British Society of Aesthetics Ambiguous figures have fascinated researchers for almost 200 years. The physical properties of these figures remain constant, yet two distinct interpretations are possible; these reverse … Read More

Goldie-Hamilton PhD Studentship, University of Manchester

Closing Date: 16 May 2014 Award Details: Home/EU Fees: £4,000 (per annum) Stipend: £13,863 (per annum) Research Training Support Grant: £750 (per annum) Information Philosophy at Manchester invites applications for the Goldie-Hamilton doctoral studentship, for a three year programme starting … Read More

Acinemas: Aesthetics and Film in the Philosophy of Jean-François Lyotard

University of Dundee 7-8 May 2014 This international conference brings together academics from the UK, France, Belgium, Korea, Australia and the US to discuss Jean-François Lyotard’s aesthetics and philosophy of film. It responds to the recent publication in bilingual versions … Read More

Macquarie University PhD Scholarships

MQRES PhD Scholarships (Arts): Philosophy* Project: Cinematic Ethics: Exploring Ethical Experience through Film Closing Date (extended): 30 April, 2014 Reference Numbers: 2014093 2014094 Two full-time Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarships (MQRES) are available for suitably qualified prospective PhD candidates in … Read More

AHRC PhD Studentship in Everyday Participation and Cultural Value in Glasgow

The School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester and Glasgow Life are pleased to invite applications from outstanding postgraduates for an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD studentship to commence October 2014. This studentship will pay full-time University tuition … Read More

Structured PhD in Philosophy of Art and Culture

The Philosophy Discipline at NUI, Galway is currently accepting applications for the Structured PhD in Philosophy of Art and Culture For further information, see here For general information about postgraduate study at the university, see here Funding: Galway scholarships here … Read More

Blade Runner Workshop

University of York, 10-11 April You are warmly invited to the third and final workshop of the AHRC-funded project “Cognitive and Aesthetic Values in Cultural Artefacts”. The project, led by Greg Currie and Peter Lamarque (University of York) examines the … Read More

SPAH PhD Scholarships

The School of Philosophy and Art History (SPAH) at the University of Essex is pleased to invite applications for SPAH PhD Scholarships. These awards support talented students to take up a PhD within the School and are available to Home/EU … Read More