Previous congresses of the IAA

Previous congresses of the IAA



By Jos de Mul

         I     Berlin (Germany), 1913        II     Paris (France), 1937       III     Venice (Italy), 1956       IV    Athens (Greece), 1960       …

Volume 18. Krystyna Wilkoszewska (ed.). Aesthetics in Action

Volume 18. Krystyna Wilkoszewska (ed.). Aesthetics in Action



By Zoltan

Volume 18. Krystyna Wilkoszewska (ed.). Aesthetics in Action. International Yearbook of Aesthetics. Volume 18. 2014   Content   The 18th…

"Aesthetics and Mass Culture" – Proceedings of ICA 2016 – Seoul, Korea

"Aesthetics and Mass Culture" – Proceedings of ICA 2016 – Seoul, Korea



By Zoltan

"Aesthetics and Mass Culture" Proceedings of the 20th International Congress of Aesthetics Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea Organised by the…

Volume 19. Zoltán Somhegyi (ed.). Retracing the past. Historical continuity in aesthetics from a global perspective

Volume 19. Zoltán Somhegyi (ed.). Retracing the past. Historical continuity in aesthetics from a global perspective



By Zoltan

Zoltán Somhegyi (ed.). Retracing the past. Historical continuity in aesthetics from a global perspective International Yearbook of Aesthetics. Volume 19. 2017…



Summer School

Challenges of Media Anthropology

Weimar, Germany, June 10-17, 2017

Organised by Bauhaus Universität Weimar and Princeton University

Please, find the description of the programme and details about how to apply in the attachment.

Conference Announcement

Atmosfera/Atmosfere - Conference at the University of Naples "L'Orientale"

December 6, 2016

Please, find the programme in the attachment.



Ergon and Parergon – Decorative Arts, Applied Arts, Industrial Arts: Fine Arts and the others


International Conference - February 1-2 2017- University of Nice (France)


Convener : Carole Talon-Hugon (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Keynote speakers: Noel Carroll (Temple University - US), Haruhiko Fujita (Osaka University - Japan), Nathalie Heinich (EHESS - France), Zhongyi Shi (Beijing University - China)


Please, find further info on the conference and on how to submit a proposal in the attachment.

Culture Within Dialogue East-West

International Conference on Cross-Cultural Philosophy

11 November 2016, National University of Ireland, Galway


Invited Speakers:

Cosimo Zene (SOAS, London), Tanehisa Otabe (The University of Tokyo), Adam Loughnane (University College Cork), Anne Cheng (Collège de France, Paris), Wangheng Chen (Wuhan University), Fang-Long Shih (London School of Economics), Martin Ovens (University of Oxford)


Convener: Gerald Cipriani


International Research Group for Culture and Dialogue

Please, find the detailed programme in the attachment.

The Strength, Power, and Force of Images from an Intercultural Perspective

Philosophical and Interdisciplinary Approaches


25th Anniversary Conference of the Society for Intercultural Philosophy 

Department of Philosophy | University of Vienna | NIG, Sept 21–24 2016 Universitätsstraße 7 | 1010 Wien

Invited Speakers

Julia ALLERSTORFER (Linz) | Emmanuel ALLOA (St. Gallen) | Sigurd BERGMANN (Trondheim) Gottfried BOEHM (Basel) | Arno BÖHLER (Wien) | Madalina DIACONU (Wien)?Rolf ELBERFELD (Hildesheim) | Elmar HOLENSTEIN (Zürich) | Monika KIRLOSKAR-STEINBACH (Konstanz) Monika LEISCH-KIESL (Linz) | Ram Adhar MALL (Jena) | Gabriele MÜNNIX (Düsseldorf) Ryosuke OHASHI (Kyoto) | Wolfram PICHLER (Wien) | Hans SCHELKSHORN (Wien) Mohammed TURKI (Tunis) | Niels WEIDTMANN (Tübingen)?Lambert WIESING (Jena) | Christoph WULF (Berlin)





The EAIAA focuses on promising projects of contemporary aesthetics and thus aspires for its creative renewal and further fruitful development. The main projects in this context are: (1) creating the International Electronic Dictionary of Contemporary Aesthetics; (2) publishing the “Esthesis-&-Arthesis” e-journal and (3) establishing a web portal where information about the activity of the EAIAA and its main projects will be presented online. There also will be an opportunity to participate in these projects as well as to efficiently discuss them in a forum-like manner and in projects of online videoconferencing.

The President of the Association is Lev Zax from Ural Federal University, while the Coordinator is Boris Orlov.


Website of the International Electronic Dictionary of Contemporary Aesthetics, published by the EAIAA.

The Finnish Society of Aesthetics, established in 1972, aims to promote discussion on aesthetic matters in Finland and provide a meeting place for people interested in aesthetics. Currently the society has c. 160 members. The board of 2016 comprises of chairman PhD. doc. Sanna Lehtinen and five other members. The society organizes seminars on aesthetics twice per year and provides a newsletter on actual issues to its members. In addition, the society awards annually "The Aesthetic Deed of the Year" for persons or organizations who have significantly contributed to the promotion of aesthetic issues in Finland, as well as "The Global Aesthetic Deed of the Year" for a significant global aesthetic deeds and the "Article of the Year" for a significant article in the field of aesthetics.

Website of the Finnish Society of Aesthetics

Volume 16. Peng Feng (ed.). Aesthetics and Contemporary Art. International Yearbook of Aesthetics. Volume 16. 2012




The competition between philosophy and the arts can be traced back to the ancient times. In the Twentieth Century, this competition reached its culmination when art was pronounced reaching its end while aesthetics was declared irrelevant to the arts. Formalism abandoned the beautiful in aestheticism, Dadaism betrayed the autonomous or artistic merit in formalism, finally the contemporary conceptual art rejected the aesthetic, and so aesthetics or philosophy of art was totally expelled from the art world. Now we reach a historical stage where art and aesthetics are seeking for a reconciliation. The essays in this book show this new tendency in different ways.    


About the Editor


Peng Feng is professor of aesthetics and art criticism at Peking University. He is also a playwright, freelance art critic and curator of exhibitions at international level. He has curated over 200 art exhibitions including the China Pavilion at the 54. international art exhibition of Venice Biennale 2011, The 1. International Sculpture Exhibition of Datong Biennale 2011, and The 1. International Art Exhibition of China Xinjiang Biennale. He has published 15 books including Return of Presence: Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory (Beijing: China Federation of Literary and Art Circles Press, 2016); Arts Studies (Beijing: Peking University Press, 2016), Cross- Disciplines: The Adventure of Aesthetics in Contemporary Art (Beijing: Beijing Normal University Press, 2015); Modern Chinese Aesthetics (Nanjing: Fenghuang Press, 2013); Pervasion: China Pavilion at the 54. International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (Beijing: People’s Art Press, 2012); Introduction to Aesthetics (Shanghai: Fudan University, 2011); Return of Beauty: 11 Issues of Contemporary Aesthetics (Beijing: Peking University Press, 2009); Perfect Nature (Beijing: Peking University Press, 2005); The Western Aesthetics and the Western Art (Beijing: Peking University Press, 2005), and so on. Since 2013, his musical The Red Lantern has been travelling in China.

Announcement from the Nominating Committee of IAA:

New officers of the IAA, serving from 2016 to 2019:


President: Jale Erzen (Turkey)

1st Vice President: Krystyna Wilkoszewska (Poland)

2nd Vice President: Miodrag Suvakovic (Serbia)


Secretary General: Zoltan Somhegyi (Hungary / United Arab Emirates)

Assistant Secretary General: Tanehisa Otabe (Japan)


Delegates-at-Large: Kathleen Higgins (United States), Eva Kit Wah Man (Hong Kong)

Contemporary Aesthetics is pleased to announce the publication of Special Volume 5 (2016) "Contemporary Perspectives on Philosophy and Film."

This volume was guest edited by Stefan Deines (University of Macau and Goethe University) and Mario Wenning (University of Macau and Sun Yatsen University, Guangzhou). The papers published in this special volume present contemporary philosophical perspectives on the epistemic, ontological, and ethical characteristics and potentials of film. The papers emerged out of presentations that were given during a conference that was held at the University of Macau on March 31 and April 1, 2015. Authors include Robert Sinnerbrink, Martin Seel, Josef Früchtl, Jean-Yves Heurtebise, Paisley Livingston & Trevor Ponech, Law Nga-chun & Lo Chun-cheong, and Angela Keppler.