Call for Papers: Vernon Lee, Aesthetics and Empathy (The Open University)

Papers are invited for consideration for presentation at a conference on Vernon Lee’s aesthetics, to be held on at Churchill College, Cambridge on the 12th and 13th September 2022. The organisers are planning for it to be held in person, although will make … Read More


The British Journal of Aesthetics seeks to publish one Special Issue per year. We are inviting applications to be the Guest Editor for the July 2024 issue. The ‘Guidelines for Guest Editors’ can be found on the BSA ScholarOne submission … Read More

Online Workshop: “Words, Voices, Bodies.”

11-12th of January (1pm-6pm GMT) on Teams The workshop will bring together philosophers who work on art, poetry, literature, language, voice, theatre and dance to explore the following issues: • What is the voice and how does it relate to the … Read More


The American Society for Aesthetics, the British Society of Aesthetics, and the Kent Aesthetics Research Centre are pleased to announce the 2022 Virtual Summer Aesthetics Festival to enable persons interested in aesthetics to share work-in-progress with other such scholars for dialogue … Read More

Call for Proposals – Transcultural Aesthetics: The International Association for Aesthetics Book Series

We kindly invite you to contribute to the new book series sponsored by the International Association of Aesthetics: “Transcultural Aesthetics: The International Association for Aesthetics Book Series”, which will be published by Brill. We welcome proposals for monographs and/or edited … Read More

Call For Papers: Aesthetic Crossroads 4 (ESPES)

The editors of ESPES. The Slovak Journal of Aesthetics are pleased to invite submissions for the general issue Aesthetic Crossroads 4. We welcome original articles, short essays, interviews, and book reviews on any topic in the philosophy of art or … Read More

Call For Papers: ‘Dwelling Aesthetics: New paradigms and perspectives’ (ESPES – The Slovak Journal of Aesthetics)

What can aesthetics tell us about the way we dwell in the world? What role do atmospheres play in our relationship with the inhabited environment? And how can our gender identity influence the phenomenological experience we have of spaces? Since … Read More

Announcement: ‘Debates in Aesthetics’ 2021 Essay Prize Winner

The editors at Debates in Aesthetics are pleased to announce the publication of the general issue Vol 17 No 1 and the winner of the 2021 Debates in Aesthetics Essay prize. In this general issue there are three original articles … Read More

Conference Report: Art, Aesthetics and the Medical and Health Humanities (BSA)

University of Kent, Friday 7th – Sunday 9th February 2020 Sponsored by the British Society of Aesthetics and hosted by the Aesthetics Research Centre, the conference stimulated conversations about the connections art and aesthetics have with medicine, medical education, healthcare … Read More

Conference Report: “Sound Pictures”

Imagine a sculpture made to be heard, or a picture that can be played on a banjo. Although many artworks are multi-sensory in the sense that they invite appreciation by sight, sound, movement and even touch (e.g film and immersive … Read More

CFP: ESPES. The Slovak Journal of Aesthetics. Thematic Symposium ‘Aesthetics in Korea’

As we enter the global era, exchanges between the East and the West are becoming more and more important also in the field of aesthetics. To encourage interaction among Western and Eastern aestheticians and promote transcultural discussion, ESPES. The Slovak … Read More

Institute of Philosophy London Aesthetics Forum: 2020-21 Report

During 2020-1 the Institute of Philosophy London Aesthetics Forum (LAF) has continued to hold its regular series of seminars on topics in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, but have switched to an online Zoom format, due to COVID. The … Read More

Scottish Aesthetics Forum 2020-21 End of Year Review

Amidst the challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we at the Scottish Aesthetics Forum have found ways of adapting to restrictions with a robust programme of online talks and a work-in-progress workshop for postgraduates. In what follows, we summarise the … Read More

Call for Abstracts: Aesthetic Dis/interestedness and Affects

LOGOS Research Group in Analytic Philosophy and, Society for Philosophy of Emotion Online, 19-20 May 2022 This workshop aims to foster the study of affects, aesthetics and the relationship between the two, analysing the rewarding tension among three widely accepted … Read More

BSA Connections: Conceptual Engineering and Aesthetics

British Society of Aesthetics: Conceptual Engineering and Aesthetics Conference Venue: Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Date: 31st August and 1st September 2021. The conference will be hybrid – there are options for in-person and online. There is no registration fee. Speakers include Kendall Walton, … Read More

News: BSA Postdoctoral Award

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Claire Anscomb has been awarded the third British Society of Aesthetics Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2021-2022, for her research proposal ‘Creating Images with AI’.  Claire will be mentored by Vid Simoniti at the University of … Read More

Call for Proposals: Topical issues of ‘Open Philosophy’

Open Philosophy ( invites groups of researchers, conference organizers and individual scholars to submit their proposals of edited volumes to be considered as topical issues of the journal.  To submit your proposal please contact Dr Katarzyna Tempczyk at  Proposals will be collected … Read More

Call for Abstracts: Warren Zevon and Philosophy

We are seeking abstracts for Warren Zevon and Philosophy, to be published by Carus Books, the editorial team behind the long-running Popular Culture and Philosophy series by Open Court. Submission Guidelines: All submissions—abstract, biography, and chapters (if accepted)—should be written for … Read More

Call for Papers: Debates in Aesthetics 2021 General Issue

The editors of Debates in Aesthetics are pleased to invite submissions for the General 2021 issue (Vol.18, No. 1). DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 31 July 2021 For this issue we welcome original articles, book reviews, and interviews from postgraduate and professional … Read More

Call for Registration: Postgraduate Workshop in Aesthetics (Scottish Aesthetics Forum)

5-6 July 2021 10:30-17:30 BST The Scottish Aesthetics Forum is hosting a Zoom workshop for postgraduates working in aesthetics from the 5th to the 6th of July.  The workshop is pre-read, so registration is necessary for attending.  This is an … Read More

Fabian Dorsch ESA Prize Winner

The executive committee of the European Society for Aesthetics is happy to announce that the winning essay of the 2021 Fabian Dorsch ESA Essay Prize is “Interpretive Authenticity: Performances, Versions and Ontology” by Nemesio García-Carril Puy (University of Murcia). The committee appreciated careful, well-informed, … Read More

Workshop: Literary Interventions in Justice

Aesthetic Education through Narrative Art and Its Value for the Humanities The Department of Philosophy (University of Rijeka) and the Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy invite you to an interdisciplinary workshop on Monday July 5th 2021 CEST Central European Summer … Read More

Conference: Art and Affect in the Predictive Mind

Registration is now open for Art and Affect in the Predictive Mind, a three-day international and interdisciplinary conference that will bring together philosophers, art historians, and cognitive scientists for the first systematic exploration of the intersections between predictive processing and aesthetics. The conference … Read More

Conference: Aesthetics and Ethics in the Digital Age

Registration is now open for the British Society of Aesthetics conference “Aesthetics and Ethics in the Digital Age.” The conference will be a ‘hybrid’ conference, taking place in person and online via Zoom. Date: 6th to the 8th July, 2021. … Read More

Call for Papers: “The political is symbolic” (Materia di Esthetica)

Materiali di Estetica n. 8.2 (December 2021) – “The political is symbolic” The use of symbolic forms of expression has been claimed as a fundamental tool for political reflection, from the expedient of Platonic myth in the Republic to Isaiah Berlin’s … Read More

Call for Papers – Special Issue on Art and Morality: Contemporary Problems (British Journal of Aesthetics)

Deadline for submission: December 1st, 2021 The interaction between moral and aesthetic / artistic evaluation (or lack thereof) has been a lively topic of discussion in philosophical aesthetics during the past few decades and it is becoming even more relevant in … Read More

Call for Papers: Fact, Fiction, and Narration (Aesthetic Education through Narrative Art Annual Conference 2021)

The Department of Philosophy (University of Rijeka) and Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy issue a CFP for the international conference to be held on September 22nd and 23rd 2021, online. We invite scholars working in aesthetics, philosophy of art and … Read More

Call for Papers: Dubrovnik Philosophy of Art Conference 2021

The annual Philosophy of Art conference moves online this year, and will take place over two days, Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th April 2021. Speakers from Croatia, Canada, the US and the UK discuss a range of issues in the … Read More

Call for Papers: Higher Order Evidence in Aesthetics (British Journal of Aesthetics)

CFP for a Special Issue on Higher-Order Evidence in Aesthetics | British Journal of Aesthetics. Deadline for submission: October 18th, 2021 Ananya dislikes a film but has reason to think that her aversion is the result of prejudice. Betty prefers … Read More

Call for Papers: ‘Debates in Aesthetics’ General 2021 issue.

The editors of ‘Debates in Aesthetics’ are pleased to invite submissions for the General 2021 issue (Vol.18, No. 1). DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 31 July 2021 For this issue we welcome original articles, book reviews, and interviews from postgraduate and professional … Read More

Call for Papers: Art and Morality

The Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft (ZÄK), founded in 1906 by Max Dessoir and re-founded in 1966, is one of the oldest peer-reviewed journals for aesthetics and the theory of art. In its 67th year, it addresses the relationship between art and morality. … Read More

Call for Papers: Aesthetics and World-Making

A special issue of ENRAHONAR: An international journal of theoretical and practical reason ed. by Adam Andrzejewski Aesthetics is often perceived as something detached from the world we live in. Although beauty and sublime make the world a more desired … Read More

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Postgraduate Aesthetics Workshop

Scottish Aesthetics Forum Since the beginning of the pandemic, many of the smaller conferences in aesthetics have not taken place due to restrictions on gatherings. These smaller conferences have been important forums where postgrads have had the opportunity to present … Read More

Upcoming Events from The Aesthetics Research Centre

Tuesday 23 March, 5-7pm. Book Symposium on Satire, Comedy and Mental Health with Dieter Declercq (Lecturer in Film and Media Studies, Kent), Heike Bartel (Associate Professor in German, Nottingham), Daniel Flavin-Hall (Consultant & Professor of Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota), Sheila Lintott (Professor of Philosophy, Bucknell) & Orla Vigsö (Professor of Media … Read More

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: International Summer School on “Aesthetics, Technique and Emotion”, Lake Como School of Advanced Studies.

UPDATE: Please note that this event will now be held online and free of charge. The deadline for applications has been extended to the 20th May 2021 and only a limited number of students will be selected. Como (Italy), 6 … Read More

Dr Kathrine Cuccuru – From The Hypsous to The Bathous: The Problem of the False Sublime in Early Eighteenth-Century England

The Aesthetics Research Centre seminar with Dr Kathrine Cuccuru has now been moved to a new date: Wednesday 3 March, 3-5pm GMT. All welcome! Zoom link: Meeting ID: 981 5734 3010 Passcode: 231496 Dr Kathrine Cuccuru (Associate Research Fellow, Department of Philosophy, … Read More

Call for Papers: SPSCVA & Film and Philosophy Workshop

July 9th and 10th, 2021 The Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts (SPSCVA) together with Film and Philosophy are sponsoring an online workshop to take place on July 2 – 3, 2021. We are open to … Read More

Call for Papers: Film and Philosophy

Volume 26, 2022Deadline: June 30th 2020 Film and Philosophy publishes peer-reviewed articles about film from a philosophical perspective. Established in 1994, it is published annually by the Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts (SPSCVA).Membership services for … Read More

Call for Papers: 1st Annual Midlands Music Research Network Conference.

April 19th – 20th, 2021 – hosted via Zoom The inaugural MMRN Conference will hold a broad focus on the subject of Music and Adversity amid the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic. Among the many challenges we have faced during … Read More

LOGOS Extra Talk – “Aesthetic Value, Location, and Narrative: The Case of the Parthenon Marbles”

LOGOS Extra Talk (online): Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 4pm (Spain time)Dimitrios Dentsoras (Manitoba), “Aesthetic Value, Location, and Narrative: TheCase of the Parthenon Marbles.” The talk’s abstract, as well as all up-to-date details of future LOGOS Extra Talks,are on: The … Read More

Online event: ‘Instinct’ in Poetry and Philosophy

Online (Live from Tokyo) ZoomFollow this link to join the meeting. Date & Time 7pm in Tokyo / 10am London (UTC)Saturday 12th December 2020 Information for guests This event will be conducted in English. Poet Yasuhiro Yotsumoto and philosopher Istvan Zardai will host … Read More

CFP: Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) 2021 Conference

The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) Conference June 9-12, 2021Virtually (sessions will be organized so participation in at least some sessions will be possible from any time zone) Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2020 – … Read More

Matthew Kieran Named Wollheim Lecturer for 2021

The American Society for Aesthetics and the British Society of Aesthetics are pleased to announce that Matthew Kieran will be the Richard Wollheim Lecturer at the 79th ASA Annual Meeting in Montreal, November 17-20, 2021. Professor Kieran is Professor of Philosophy and … Read More

2022 Richard Wollheim Lecturer

The American Society for Aesthetics and the British Society of Aesthetics are pleased to announce that Rachel Zuckert will be the Richard Wollheim Lecturer at the BSA Annual Conference at Oxford University, St Anne’s College, September 9-11, 2022. Professor Zuckert … Read More

Call for Abstracts: Susanne K. Langer Circle Conference

Feeling, Form, Mind: A Conference on the Thought of Susanne K. Langer An interdisciplinary conference by the Susanne K. Langer Circle in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany June 22–24, 2022 Susanne K. … Read More

Call for Papers: The European Society for Aesthetics Conference 2022

The European Society for Aesthetics invites you to submit an abstract of a paper for presentation at the ESA Conference. They invite papers from all traditions and on any topic in philosophical aesthetics. Both systematic and historical presentations are acceptable. … Read More

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