About the International Associaton for Aesthetics
The IAA currently consists of 29 collective members, i.e. national societies for aesthetics, and approximately 600 individual members. The main aim of the IAA is to give institutional recognition to aesthetics as a field of humanistic knowledge, to encourage and promote inquiry into aesthetics, and to disseminate its findings. The IAA does this by publishing the IAA Newsletter (published on this website), an IAA Yearbook (in 2010 volume no. 14 appeared) and organizing international congresses: the last three being those in Rio de Janeiro in 2004, Ankara in 2007 and Beijing in 2010. In 2013 the congress will be in Krakow and in 2016 in Seoul. All scholars interested in philosophical or other kinds of aesthetics and in related areas such as art history, comparative literature, musicology, visual arts, cultural studies. etc., are invited to become members of our Association, thus joining a community of aestheticians which has institutionally existed for almost a century.