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Call for Conference Proposals: BSA Connections Conference

The British Society of Aesthetics is pleased to announce a third round of funding for its successful Connections series of conferences. The Society is looking to fund one conference with a grant of up to £12,000.

A Connections conference should be designed to enhance the dialogue between aesthetics and other areas of philosophy. The majority of papers should be by philosophers who have hitherto not had a primary research focus in aesthetics (effectively an AOS in aesthetics), though they may have made some contributions to the field. The remainder of the presenters should have a research specialism in aesthetics. Papers should explore the connections of other areas of philosophy with aesthetics, or be in aesthetics. The conference should be held within one year of the notification of a successful application; it must be held in the UK, though the organisers need not be based there; and the organisers are responsible for all practical matters concerning its running. The BSA expects to be the sole funder of the conference, which should include ‘British Society of Aesthetics Connections’ in its title, and all conference materials should publicise the role of the BSA.

Proposals should be sent to admin@british-aesthetics.org no later than Monday 18 January 2016. They should be no more than 2,000 words long, and include a proposed date range and venue, a draft budget, and a list of proposed speakers and topics (indicating which speakers have already agreed to contribute, conditional on the success of the application). Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications by the end of February 2016.

Any questions about this Call for Proposals should be addressed to the President of the BSA, Berys Gaut bng@st-andrews.ac.uk