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INTERACT! British Society of Aesthetics Postgraduate Conference

7-8 February 2015, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

We are pleased to announce the first British Society of Aesthetics Postgraduate Conference: Interact! This conference is intended to provide a supportive and stimulating environment for postgraduate students to share and discuss their work on any area of philosophical aesthetics.

The conference will include a session on How to Publish and Career Advice contributed by the Keynote speakers and two senior faculty members of the History & Philosophy of Art department at the University of Kent. The best two or three papers will be published in the Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics, subject to editorial approval.

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor Dominic McIver Lopes, University of British Columbia
Doctor Elisabeth Schellekens, Durham University

Submissions are welcome in any area of philosophical aesthetics or any area of philosophy that touches on issues relevant to aesthetics or the philosophy of art. Please send 1000-word long abstracts for 20-minute papers by email attachment in PDF format to interact.bsa@gmail.com with ‘Submission’ in the subject line. All submissions must be prepared for blind review. Please include a separate cover sheet with the title of the paper, your name, institutional affiliation, and email address.

The deadline for receipt of submissions is 1st October 2014. We aim to notify successful applicants by early November 2014.

Bursaries and travel grants: Accommodation/travel bursaries of £50 will be offered to all postgraduates (outside of the University of Kent) whose papers are accepted. We will also offer a limited number of additional travel bursaries for speakers coming from outside the UK and, subject to budgetary constraints, we may also be able to offer travel bursaries for UK-based speakers whose travel costs are significantly high. To be considered for an overseas travel bursary or for an additional travel grant please send a brief supporting statement with details of the expected travel costs to interact.bsa@gmail.com.

Any enquiries can be sent to: interact.bsa@gmail.com. We support the Gendered Conference Campaign.