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Annual Conference of the European Society for Aesthetics | Call for Abstracts

The next annual conference of the European Society for Aesthetics is taking place on 6-8 June, 2024 in Naples, Italy. The conference is co-organised by the ESA and the Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”. The conference venue is Palazzo del Mediterraneo, Via Marina, Napoli, Italy.

Conference fee is €40 for students and unwaged, and €80 for academics.

The confirmed keynote speakers are:
Hans Maes (University of Kent)
Tone Roald (University of Copenhagen)
Stefano Velotti (Sapienza University of Roma)

Call for Abstracts
We invite papers from all traditions and on any topic in philosophical aesthetics. Both systematic and historical presentations are acceptable. For each talk, there will be time for a 20–25-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.

Submissions must be in the form of a paper outline (800-1200 words in length) presenting not only the main ideas and claims of the paper, but also the arguments in favour of them, accompanied by a short abstract (max 300 words). We encourage the presentation of submissions in English, but submissions in other major European languages will be considered equally. Full paper submissions will not be accepted, and submissions are limited to one per person. Please, do not exceed the word limit.

Please use the PDF-file format for submission and render your text completely anonymous to allow for blind refereeing, i.e., the names of participants should not be revealed in the proposal or in the PDF-file’s metadata. To submit your paper outline (together with a short abstract), please use the EasyChair online submission system (first-time users will be asked to register with EasyChair). The deadline for submissions is 15th January 2024. We aim to inform you about the result of our selection process by the end of February.

The 2024 Fabian Dorsch ESA Essay Prize Contest Announced
The European Society for Aesthetics awards an essay prize for PhD students and early career scholars (max. three years from the doctorate) in connection with its yearly conference. Former winners of the prize are not eligible to participate. The prize consists of a stipend of 500€. The winning essay will be considered for publication in the journal Estetika: The European Journal of Aesthetics.

All submissions to the prize must be in English. The selection of the prize winner is in two stages. First, submissions are made by following the general call of the ESA 2024 conference. Please check the corresponding box in the EasyChair submission form to enter the essay prize contest. After the first round of reviews, selected authors are asked to submit a full conference paper (max. 5000 words, including bibliography and footnotes) by April 15th, 2024. The recipient of the prize is selected from this group. We aim to announce the winner by May 8th, 2024.

Additionally to selecting the winning paper, the ESA Essay Prize Committee shortlists up to two more essays out of those who are invited to submit their full conference paper. For each of the shortlisted essays (including the winning one), a commentary by a conference keynote speaker or an invited scholar will be provided before the conference. The essays, invited comments, and author’s replies will be presented in special sessions at the conference.

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