NEWS: Finnish Society for Aesthetics awards Article of the Year 2019 prize to Dr Mark Windsor

We are delighted to report that The Finnish Society for Aesthetics has awarded the Article of the Year 2019 prize to BSA member Dr Mark Windsor (University of Kent) for his article “What is the Uncanny?”, published in The British … Read More

CFP: Special Issue on Cultural Appropriation and the Arts | British Journal of Aesthetics

In recent years, there have been heated debates both in the public opinion and in academic contexts over the phenomenon of “cultural appropriation” – i.e. when ‘members of one culture … take for their own, or for their own use, … Read More

NEWS: New Editors of the British Journal of Aesthetics

The British Society of Aesthetics is pleased to announce that the first issue of the British Journal of Aesthetics produced by the new Editors – Paloma Atencia-Linares (UNAM) and Derek Matravers (Open University), with Hans Maes (Kent) as Reviews Editor … Read More

CFPs: Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics

The Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (since 1977) is pleased to announce that it is bringing out soon a Special Issue on Somaesthetics (in two volumes, theory and applications) to felicitate Prof. Richard Shusterman on his 70th birth anniversary. Many eminent scholars like Thomas W. … Read More

CFP: 9th Dubrovnik Conference on the Philosophy of Art

Dubrovnik, April 2020 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 2020, we shall be holding … Read More

British Society of Aesthetics 2020 Essay Prize

The British Society of Aesthetics is running an essay prize competition, open to early-career researchers in aesthetics. The winning author will receive £1,500 and an opportunity to present the paper at the Society’s annual conference. The winning essay will normally … Read More

CFA: European Society for Aesthetics 2020

European Society for Aesthetics Conference 2020 Tallinn (Estonia), 10-12 June 2020 Submission Guidelines We invite papers from all traditions and on any topic in philosophical aesthetics, and both systematic and historical presentations are acceptable. Submissions must be long abstracts (800-1200 words in … Read More

Note from a Biscuit Tin, Oxford

  In Parenthesis and British Society of Aesthetics present, Notes from a Biscuit Tin, a year-long centenary celebration of the philosophical and poetic vision of Mary Midgley At Somerville College Oxford, 2pm, Saturday 12th October 2019. Join poet Ruth Padel and philosopher Jane Heal for Tea and Biscuits in the Mary … Read More

CFP: Performance Knowledges: Transmission, Composition, Praxis

University of Malta, 11, 12, 13 March 2020 Annual Conference hosted by the School of Performing Arts at the University of Malta, in cooperation with the Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University, UK The seventh Annual Conference of the School of … Read More

Forms of Aesthetics: Tomas Kulka’s Philosophy of Art

Editors: Lisa Giombini (Università degli studi Roma Tre, Italy), Ondřej Dadejík (Charles University, Czech Republic), Adrián Kvokačka (University of Prešov, Slovakia) The editorial board of the ESPES journal continues its commitment to focus on thematic issues dedicated to scholars who have contributed to shape contemporary … Read More

CFA: Fiction, Narrative and Art Beyond Literature

Universitat de Barcelona, 29–30 April 2020 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS  Literature has so far played a central role in the philosophical debates concerning fiction, narrative and the cognitive relevance of art. The goal of this conference is to explore whether the … Read More

Philosophy of Improvisation: The Aesthetics of Imperfection BSA Workshop

5th-6th October 2019, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Two days of talks and demonstrations exploring contrasts between process and product, the unfinished and finished work, spontaneity and structure.Stellar lineup of guest presenters: improvising musicians, interpreters and researchers from jazz and beyond. All … Read More

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