‘Time for Beauty’ | a Virtual Conference sponsored by the BSA

May – June 2023Organised by Vanessa Brassey (KCL) Announcing a Broadcast Virtual Conference ‘Time for Beauty’, sponsored by a British Society of Aesthetics small grant award 2022-3.   Venue: Online access by request here https://forms.gle/tBAo8R2rRcHjxRMx6 The organisers are delighted to invite registrations … Read More

Call for Papers: Sensing Stories | Approaches on Multisensory Narration in Arts and Media

The dream of virtual reality has always been the creation of a digital world that is indistinguishable from our physical world. This is illustrated by current technological innovations, whose goal seems to be the development of ever more complex virtual … Read More

Report: London Aesthetics Forum ’21 – ’22

LAF 2021-2022 Organising Group:Stacie Friend (Birkbeck), Alex Grzankowski (Birkbeck), Tim Stoll (Birkbeck); Sarah Kiernan (PhD Student, Birkbeck); Taylor Enoch (PhD Student, UCL) ProgrammeDerek Matravers (Open University): “On Being Misled by Non-Fiction” Wednesday, 13 October 2021Karen Simecek (Warwick): “Embodying Words: The … Read More

Report: BSA Connections | Conceptual Engineering and Aesthetics

31st August – 1st September 2021, Cambridge.Organisers:Mark Pinder & Derek MatraversThe Open University Like many other events scheduled to take place during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, British Society of Aesthetics Connections: Conceptual Engineering and Aesthetics took place in 2021. … Read More

Report: Diversity Reading List Blueprints project

June 2022.BSA Small Grants Award.Main Applicant: Adriana Clavel-Vázquez The Diversity Reading List (DRL) has produced and released three Reading Group Blueprints in aesthetics as part of the second release of the project in June 2022. You can find further details on … Read More

Report: RMA Music & Philosophy Study Group Annual Conference

7-8 July 2022, King’s College London.Report: Dominik Ralph Miterrer (Durham) Last year’s RMA Music & Philosophy conference included a diverse range of topics, spanning from Aesthetics, Ontology, and Epistemology, via Performance Studies and Philosophy, Theorie(s) of Music, History of Ideas, … Read More

Call for Papers | Special Issue of the BJA on Embodied Voices: Aesthetics and Ethics of Bodies in Performance

Guest editors:Karen Simecek (University of Warwick)Toby Young (Guildhall School of Music and Drama) The British Journal of Aesthetics invites submissions for its next special issue, on the topic of Embodied Voices: Aesthetics and Ethics of Bodies in Performance. In the … Read More

Report: BSA Workshop on the Aesthetics of Public Art

10-11th November 2022, King’s College London. Sponsored by the British Society of Aesthetics and the Centre for Philosophy and Art, the workshop challenged researchers to discuss concepts of public art, public space, memorialisation, and monumentality. In the course of two … Read More

Report: Scottish Aesthetics Forum Conference on Aesthetics and Social Epistemology

The SAF Conference on Aesthetics and Social Epistemology took place on July 1st and 2nd, at the University of St Andrews, supported by the British Society of Aesthetics, the Scots Philosophical Association, and the CEPPA and Arché research centres. Social … Read More

Elisabeth Schellekens named 2023 Wollheim Speaker

The American Society for Aesthetics and the British Society of Aesthetics are pleased to announce that Elisabeth Schellekens will be the Richard Wollheim Lecturer at the ASA Annual Meeting at Arlington, VA, November 15-18, 2023. Professor Schellekens is Chair Professor … Read More

Call for Abstracts: 2nd Philosophy of Film Without Theory Conference

Friday 20th October – Sunday 22nd October, 2023Hamilton College, Clinton, New YorkDirectors:Katheryn Doran (Hamilton College)Craig Fox (PennWest University)Britt Harrison (Independent) The Conference Co-Directors invite abstracts for papers that embrace the opportunities offered by philosophy of film without theory. They are honoured … Read More

Call for Papers: Olfactory Aesthetics

ESPES, the Slovak Journal of Aesthetics, invites submissions for an edition on Olfactory Aesthetics, guest edited by Madalina Diaconu (University of Vienna). Smells were for a long time banned from modern aesthetics because of their allegedly superficial (un)pleasantness (Kant) and … Read More

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