CA welcomes notices of interest to our readers. These include
announcements and reviews of conferences, news items, forthcoming
events, etc. Please send them using the submission guidelines.
Call for Papers
No. 45, I/2015
If you are interested,
please email the Journal as soon as possible with proposal of your topic for
any section of the journal (Studies, Analyses, Research and Tradition etc.). Proposals should include your paper topic, an
abstract of 250 words, and your short biography. Deadline for proposals is January 31,
2015. The paper deadline is March 31,
2015. You will be notified by 1 February
2015 if your topic has been accepted.
Call for Papers
The XIth IIAA International Summer
"Sustainable City Life. Exploring Aesthetic
Values in Urban Settings"
8 June - 8 August, 2015
February 28, 2015
International Institute of Applied Aesthetics (IIAA) announces the XIth IIAA
Summer Conference on Environmental Aesthetics in Lahti, Finland, 6.8.–8.8.2015.
The theme of the conference is "Sustainable
City Life. Exploring Aesthetic Values in
Urbanization is one of the major trends of the contemporary world and poses
problems in need of urgent solutions. Questions
of sustainability have been in the forefront.
As an increasing number of the world’s population live in cities,
solutions of urban planning and urban life that contribute to a more
sustainable life can have a major impact globally.
Aesthetic considerations form one of the important aspects of urban
experience – aesthetically satisfying environments, for example, increase human
well-being. But what could the role of
aesthetics be in attempts to create a more sustainable urban life? Some aesthetic decisions in an urban context can,
for example, lead to an excessive use of natural resources and, thus, be in conflict
with the goal of sustainability. Innovative
environmental art can be a powerful means to improve people’s ecological awareness,
thus forming one platform where ecology and aesthetics meet. The important role of aesthetics in urban
well-being is hard to deny. The ultimate contribution that environmental
aesthetics can have on the issue of urban sustainability, however, demands much
more reflection. We invite researchers
from different fields of the humanities, social and environmental sciences to
discuss these questions. People
interested in exploring them are asked to send an abstract of 400 words to email@example.com by the 28th of February 2015. The time
allotted for each paper is 40 minutes (30 minutes for presentation and 10
minutes for discussion).
Conference fee: 100€ and 50€ graduate students.
Contact person: Kalle Puolakka (kalle.puolakka[at]helsinki.fi).
Call for Application
Amsterdam Master of
Dance, Live Art and Performance Studies
University of the Arts
Application Period: 7-27 January 2015
University of the Arts Helsinki represents the recent
consolidation of three separate degree granting academies: Theatre Academy, Academy of Fine Arts, and
Sibelius Academy. This new synergy of
artistic fields in one university greatly expands study opportunities for our
students. In spring 2015, the Theatre
Academy will hold international auditions for three free, full-time, two year Master's degree programs:
Master's Degree Program in Choreography at the Theatre
Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. The intake is biennial and three
to five new students will be accepted to the program.
The program’s language of teaching and degrees is Finnish. The Master’s Degree Program in Choreography
also accepts international applicants with sufficient proficiency in the
English language. Should such applicants
be admitted, English will be used in addition to Finnish as the teaching
language for the entire class.
The Master’s Degree Program in Dance is a free program at
the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. The intake is
biennial and ten to fourteen new students will be accepted to the program.
The Live Art and Performance Studies (LAPS) is an English-language
Masters Program in Artistic Research at the intersection of Performance Studies
and Performance Art/Live Art practices. The intake is biennial and we will accept six
new students from a variety of fields, cultures and continents. LAPS is especially appropriate for mature and
self-directed artists who already have an established practice and life
experiences to explore through performance and theory.
For more information on the admissions, please go to www.teak.fi/Admissions or www.uniarts.fi/Admissions.
Call for Papers
The Journal of Somaesthetics
"Somaesthetics and Food"
Deadline: February 1, 2015
Recent decades have seen both an increase in the interest in
academic work related to food and drink, and the development of the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics. Yet there has been less attention given to food within the field of somaesthetics
than one might expect for a field dedicated to the investigation and
improvement of the body. This
special issue of the Journal of
Somaesthetics invites papers on any topic, from any disciplinary perspective, that
explore the intersection of somaesthetics and food. For the purposes of this issue, "food" and "eating" are construed
broadly to include drinking as well.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
cultivation of gustatory taste as a form of
health and the body
- Posture in the
preparation and consumption of food
relationship between food and art
approaches to food and eating
- Food as
culturally informed shared meanings
restrictions and identity
- Religious and
symbolic approaches to food
- Food and
- How design
(tableware, kitchen utensils, etc.) affects
- Mindful Eating
political and ethical issues surrounding food
disorders and body image
Authors should submit a separate cover page including author's
name, institutional affiliation, word count and contact
information. All submissions should be sent to the Associate Editor, Russell
Pryba at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put "Somaesthetics and Food"
in the subject line. Papers should be
between 5,000 and 8,000 words and prepared for blind review. For more information about the journal, see
Call for Papers
European Society for Aesthetics Conference 2015
The School of Art, Design and Printing and
The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM) Dublin Institute of Technology
11–13 June 2015 Deadline: 15 January 2015
The European Society for Aesthetics invites you to submit a paper for presentation at the ESA Conference 2015. Papers from all traditions and on any topic in philosophical aesthetics and both systematic and historical presentations are acceptable. We encourage the presentation of submissions in English, but submissions in other major European languages will be considered equally. For each talk, there will be time for a 20-minute presentation with another 25 minutes for discussion. All accepted papers will be eligible for publication in the proceedings of the ESA. (http://proceedings.eurosa.org)
Submissions must be long abstracts, between 800 and 1,200 words in length, and present not only the main ideas and claims of the paper but also the chief considerations and arguments in favour of them. Full paper submissions will not be accepted and submissions are limited to one per person. Please use the PDF-file format for submission and render your text completely anonymous, allowing for blind refereeing. To submit your long abstract, please use the EasyChair online submission system (first-time users will be asked to register with EasyChair). https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esa20150 The deadline for submissions of papers is the 15th of January 2015, and we aim to inform you about the result of our selection process by mid February 2015. Please send all your questions to: email@example.com.
Call for Papers
International Journal of Art and Art History
ISSN: 2374-2321 (Print) 2374-233X (Online)
IJAAH is inviting
papers for Vol. 2, No. 2. The online
publication date is December 31, 2014.
The International Journal of Art
and Art History is a scholarly journal that supports and promotes the study
of the art and practice of art historical writing. The journal is committed to studying art
historical scholarship, in its institutional and conceptual foundations, from
the past to the present day in all areas and periods. This journal ignores the disciplinary
boundaries imposed by the expression 'art history' to allow and encourage the
full range of enquiry that encompasses the visual arts in its broadest sense,
as well as topics that now fall within archaeology, anthropology, ethnography,
and other specialist disciplines and approaches. International Journal of Art
and Art History welcomes contributions from both young and established
scholars and is aimed at building an expanded audience for what has hitherto
been a specialized topic of investigation. The journal also accepts notes, reviews,
letters, bibliographical surveys, and translations.
contributors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts/papers to the executive
editor via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
indicate the name of the journal (International
Journal of Art and Art History) in the cover letter or simply put
‘International Journal of Art and Art History’ in the subject box during
submission via e-mail.
Deadline: October 31, 2014. For any
additional information, please contact the executive editor at: email@example.com.
of Modern Aesthetics
of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
Deadline: 31 March 2015
“Revisions of Modern Aesthetics” wants to
initiate a discussion from the field of contemporary philosophical and applied
aesthetics about who we are today compared to the past in relation to the
future. One of the important topics of
contemporary global culture is revision of modernism and its corresponding
theories, aesthetics, and philosophies. Reviewing
the history of modernity and aesthetic transformations in the 20th century are challenging
issues for contemporary society and culture. We live in a world of permanent change; a
world of desire to get out of the global crisis and into the new world of
unexpected modernity. Therefore, the
project, research, emancipation, and the new are the important questions. Through the paradigmatic models of modernity
we will try to construct a theoretical, aesthetic and philosophical platforms
for contemporaneity. The conference is
developed in four sessions and all researchers and scholars interested in this
topic are invited to participate in the conference with a paper.
1) Modern Theories of
Space and Architecture
2) The Status of
3) Contemporary and
4) Art and
Architecture at the Time of Spectacle and Media
Abstracts will be evaluated to select papers
that will be presented during the conference. Papers should be submitted in Word with a size
11 Times New Romans font and be between 5 and 15 pages. Please send your abstract to: firstname.lastname@example.org before March 31
2015. If you do not receive a
confirmation of receipt then please re-send your e-mail.
Cut and Paste: Dance Advocacy in the Age
4-7 June 2015
Deadline: 31 October 2014
The theme of this international gathering of
dancers, scholars, choreographers, and teachers is “Cut and Paste: Dance Advocacy in the Age of Austerity.” This multi-dimensional conference will tackle
many issues concerning dance studies at both the local and the global
level. In addition to a scholarly
conference jointly sponsored by Society of Dance History Scholars, Congress on
Research in Dance, and the Hellenic branch of the International Theatre
Institute, there will be a variety of dance classes and performances by Greek
companies. We are also seeding the first
international Dance Research Collection in Greece. For more details and the call for proposals,
Call for papers
Forms to Experience the Environment:
Theory, experience, aesthetics and political criticism
1-2 October 2015
Deadline: 15 January 2015
conference will create a space for
exchange between various approaches and areas of expertise (researchers,
associations, artists, experts, decision-makers…). It will bring together an audience of
contributors and participants from different backgrounds: scientists working in the field of
environmental humanities, culture and art,
the fields of Earth and Life Sciences, artists, designers, spatial
designers, operational actors, associations, and politicians to face the ways
in which public policies tackle the environment while still carrying the
imprint of a desire to control, with an emphasis on management dimensions.
contributions are to be sent in before 15 January 2015 to the following
address: email@example.com. They may be in French or English and must be
between 3,000 and 4,000 characters. Please include: Title, Surname(s), first
name(s) of the author(s) (the name of the corresponding author should be
underlined); the name of the institution with postal address, telephone number,
and email address. A selection of
articles will be published after the oral presentations. The organization committee reserves the
possibility of calling for proposals from outside. To see the full announcement, please click here.
Call for Papers
International Journal of
Art and Art History
ISSN: 2374-2321 (Print) 2374-233X (Online)
October 2014 issue (Vol. 2 No. 2)
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2014
International Journal of Art and Art
History (IJAAH) is
inviting papers for October 2014 issue (Vol. 2 No. 2). The online publication
date is October 31, 2014. Submission
Deadline: September 30, 2014. IJAAH is a
scholarly journal that supports and promotes the study of the art and practice
of art historical writing. The journal
is committed to studying art historical scholarship in its institutional and
conceptual foundations, from the past to the present day in all areas. This journal ignores the disciplinary
boundaries imposed by the Anglophone expression 'art history' in order to allow
and encourage the full range of enquiry that encompasses the visual arts in its
broadest sense as well as topics now falling within archaeology, anthropology,
ethnography, and other specialist disciplines and approaches. It welcomes contributions from young and
established scholars and is aimed at building an expanded audience for what has
hitherto been a much specialized topic of investigation. The journal also accepts notes, reviews,
letters, bibliographical surveys and translations in addition to articles.
contributors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts/papers to the executive
editor via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the name of the
journal (International Journal of Art and Art History) in the cover letter or
simply put ‘International Journal of Art and Art History’ in the subject box
during submission via e-mail. For any
additional information, please contact with the executive editor at: email@example.com.
Performing Arts Forum
4 in 1: Music, Philosophy, Dance,
4-31 August 2014
rules of Summer University 2014 have been reversed from open curriculum and
central organization. It is curated by
four teams that will each curate a preparatory week leading up to a festival,
bouquet, fireworks, condensation, seminar, hang out, concerts, dance, party,
culinary extravaganza for all tastes and characters.
4 - 10 August — PAF POOF
With focus on music and materialism the week crosses barriers between the sonic
and the visual, pop and the darkside, living and live, chat and lecture,
recorded and post-internet musical practices that develop new dimensions of
making and experiencing.
11 – 18 August – Philosophy - Get Reassembled: Time, Intelligence,
Departing from the work of Nick Land and Reza Negarestani this week-long
seminar will embark on a chrono-portational trip starting with the nineties
cyberculture and ending with the twenty-first century reanimation of the
18 – 24 August – Indigo Dance: rethinking form, practice,
The idea is to use the assets we have and ask ourselves what we want to share
with others and what we would like to know, learn, and experience in order to
produce other kinds of knowledge. The week will experiment with new and alternative
ways of dancing, sharing and practicing dance, showing and talking about dance.
25 – 31 August – Chinese Export Association
The fourth week of Summer University will take a break from expression and
artistic production and focus on the relationships we establish with the world
and ourselves through our artistic expressions, our social everyday life, and
the solitary moments of reflection.
Booking: Jan Ritsema or Valentina Desideri -firstname.lastname@example.org
National Institute for Experimental Arts
5-6 February 2015
Deadline: August 15, 2014
This conference and exhibition address the problem of a
non-, post-, trans- or inhuman aesthetics: an ‘aesthetics after finitude’ that is capable
of investigating the cultural, technological, and ecological demands of a
rapidly dehumanizing present. As well as
being formulated in response to the urgency of the human situation at the
beginning of the twenty-first century, this call to develop new trajectories
for artistic, poetic, and sonic practice arises alongside the recent and
profound shift in contemporary philosophy attributed to thinkers such as
Quentin Meillassoux, Ray Brassier, and Reza Negarestani, whose work seeks to
divest philosophical writing of its critical and subject-bound dimensions,
while giving full weight to a politicized aesthetic: a rigorous, speculative modality of thought.
While the notion of ‘speculation’ might seem native to
creative practice, the category of aesthetics as it is traditionally deployed -
with its valorization of the interpretive singularity of the human subject - is
largely ill-equipped to reckon with the experimental demands of a creative
force that does not ground itself in any fundamental distinction between
subject and object. If the question of a
speculative aesthetics has largely been neglected by philosophy, it is because
art has not yet posed it with a sufficiently difficult problem. "Aesthetics
After Finitude" takes up this task.
The pairing of conference and exhibition seeks to provide a
platform to bring together Australian and international writers, academics, and
artists who are engaging with the notion of an ‘aesthetics after finitude,’ and
we hope to showcase new work in these areas as well as provide a forum for
discussion and exchange around the problems and possibilities of such a
We encourage proposals that consider the possibility of
aesthetic experience and practices (artistic, literary, sonic, etc.) that
traverse—or operate in excess, defiance or via the augmentation of—traditional
human subjectivities. Disruptive and
inventive engagements with technology, perception, mathematics, neuroscience,
fiction, theory, sound, and other ecologies will all be welcomed.
Abstracts for academic papers or proposals for inclusion in
the exhibition from scholars/writers/artists/scientists and other relevant
fields are invited. Please send your
500-word abstract or proposal for an artwork or performance, along with a short
bio, to: email@example.com
by August 15th, 2014.
For more information, please visit: www.aestheticsafterfinitude.blogspot.com.au
The Shpilman Institute for Photography
Tel Aviv University, Israel
May 26-28, 2014
“Photographic Imagination” conference reconsiders the relationship between photography and knowledge by focusing on
concepts and roles
played by the imagination in the history of photography. Throughout the twentieth-century much critical and theoretical discussion
of photography has focused on issues of representation, “objectivity,” and “truth,” that is, on
the relationship between the photographic image and its “real” represented object or
referent. This conference seeks to generate different questions by addressing
photographic images not as “true” or “false,” but as acts or events whose performative aspects are
as important as their representational ones. Chief among these are the complex and ceaselessly shifting relations that
exist between photographs, their producers, and recipients, and involve irreducible processes of imaginative investments and
projections. These processes are the basis of the relationship between
photography and imagination and are the
focus of this multi-disciplinary conference.
The conference is a collaboration with The
Shpilman Institute for Photography, Yale University, and The Bucerius Institute for
Research of Contemporary
German History & Society in University of Haifa.
It inaugurates the
Photography Studies program that opened in 2013
in the Art History Department, at the Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University. The program is sponsored by Yad Hanadiv Foundation.
information and the conference program click here
Call for Music Creators
Prototype II (2014-2015)
Val d'Oise, France
5 October 2014
Prototype II is a professional training course for 5 music creators
(composers, singers, improvisers-musicians) who will be in residence at the
Fondation Royaumont alongside 10 choreographers in 4 sessions from October 2014
to August 2015. The Prototype II programme can be seen
as a special training period, a research lab on choreographic writing and
composition modes tied in with music and the other arts. It is a hub for the sharing and transmission
of knowledge across several disciplines which, thinking beyond the standard
production modes, allows for a pause to question our knowledge, nurture our
intellectual and artistic production, and experiment with and shape a new
choreographic object: a prototype.
This second edition of Prototype is tailored to those with curiosity and
desire to explore this theme while nurturing and enhancing their own
choreographic or musical language. Throughout the course, the trainees will be
assisted by contributors who will leverage communications, conferences,
artistic exchanges, and workshops to expound on the topic. Dynamic tutoring will enable them to
conceptualize and formally set out a research project echoing the theme. At the end of the four sessions, each
choreographer, in collaboration with a creator of music, will present a
choreographic prototype lasting up to ten minutes, presented with the
assistance of guest trainee musicians and dancers. To wrap up the course, each prototype will be
analyzed, prompting critical discussion among all protagonists: choreographers, music creators, teachers, and
the Educational Director.
Applications have to be sent by 1 June 2014 and
include a resumé, a letter of motivation, and extracts of music work. Apply HERE or, for more information, visit: www.royaumont.com
Association Annual Conference
16-18 October 2014
Deadline: May 31, 2014
The Fulbright Association seeks applications to present
the 2014 lecture under the Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund for International
Scholarship on Dance. Guidelines and application
available here. Applications
must be received by May 31, 2014.
The Selma Jeanne
Cohen Fund enables a dance scholar to present a major paper on previously
unpublished research at the Fulbright Association’s annual conference. The 2014
lecture will be delivered during the 37th Annual Conference, October 16-18,
2014 in Washington,
DC. The recipient of the Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund award will receive
round-trip travel and associated expenses.
submit applications by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note in the subject line:
"Cohen Lecture Submission."
The 2014 lecturer
will be chosen according to guidelines that were developed with the late Dr.
Selma Jeanne Cohen, dance historian and founding editor of the International Encyclopedia of Dance, whose generous
endowment gift supports the lecture program. The competition
is open to all dance scholars. For information on past
Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund lecturers, please visit here.
Selma Jeanne Cohen Prize in Dance Aesthetics
American Society for
Deadline: August 1, 2014
In memory of Selma Jeanne Cohen, the American Society for
Aesthetics established a $1000 biennial prize in dance aesthetics, dance
theory, or the history of dance. Begun
in 2008, the next prize will be for a critical article or book of distinction
published in English in the biennium from July 2012 to June 2014.
The prize winner will be selected by a committee of three
members appointed by the President of the ASA and will be notified by September
2014. The award will be announced publicly during the national meeting of the
ASA on October 29 to November 1, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. The winner will be encouraged but not
required to attend the meeting. The
prize may not be awarded if, in the opinion of the judges, no nomination of
sufficient merit and appropriateness is received.
The ASA selection committee welcomes published work of
distinction that contributes to dance aesthetics, dance theory, or the history
of dance. Publication is understood to
mean publication in venues with peer review recognized by the scholarly
community and that are permanently available to the interested scholarly
community of students and researchers.
Nominations will be judged based on significance of the topic or issue,
quality of the research, quality of the writing, originality, and contribution
to dance literature.
Submissions should be directed to Dabney Townsend, ASA
Secretary/Treasurer, at PO Box 915, Pooler GA 31322 or
nominated article or book must be submitted in full. Electronic submissions are strongly
preferred, in PDF format replicating the original publication. If electronic submissions are not available,
two copies must be submitted, whether book or article. The deadline for receipt of nominations is
August 1, 2014.
Call for papers
The Editors of Evental
Aesthetics are pleased to invite submissions for three issues, all
scheduled for publication in 2014.
Eventual Aesthetics welcomes both
full-length articles (4,000-10,000 words) and Collisions (1,000-2,500
words). Collisions are brief responses
to aesthetic experiences that raise philosophical questions, pointing the way
towards suggestive discussions rather than necessarily arguing for particular
answers. Each issue will have two parts,
one dedicated to a specific theme, and the other (“unthemed”) devoted to
aesthetic questions of any kind. Thus
for each issue, the Editors seek submissions in two categories.
1. Aesthetics and philosophy (“unthemed”): This section will
be devoted to philosophical matters pertaining to any aesthetic practice or
experience, including but not limited to art and everyday aesthetics. All three issues will contain this category.
2. Fantasy (Deadline 31 March, 2014): See website for suggested
topics. The themed section of this issue
will focus on aesthetic matters on fantasy.
3. Hijacking (Deadline 30 June 2014): Hijacking means commandeering:
taking forceful control of a jet, a cruise ship, a car. It can also pertain metaphorically to other
acts of wresting control: sampling music without a license (hip-hop),
appropriating a slogan (“Keep Calm and Carry On”) for means other than that for
which it was intended; changing the scene of a cultural practice (EDM, from
subculture to mainstream pop culture).
This issue will explore aesthetic issues concerning hijacking.
4. Vital Materialism (Deadline 30 September 2014): The work of Jane Bennett, on the enchantment
of the quotidian and the vital, material agency of nonhuman things, dares to
confront life, agency, materiality, objecthood, and other such fundamental
concepts under the incisive spotlight of critique, launching a devastating
offensive against anthropocentrism. Her
writings have influenced a great deal of recent ecocritical, political, and
object-oriented theories, and sparked new thinking about bodies and relations
in literary, sonic, and musicological studies.
The Editors of EA proudly dedicate our Winter 2014 issue to aesthetic
intersections with Bennett’s work.
All categories may be freely interpreted, however all
submissions must address philosophical matters.
For possible subjects and more information, please
Call for Papers
European Society for
Aesthetics Conference 2014
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
29-31 May 2014
Deadline: 15 January
The European Society for Aesthetics invites you to submit a
paper for presentation at the ESA Conference 2014. The conference is co-organized with the
Department of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and will take place in
Amsterdam from the 29th of May (morning) until the 31st of May 2014 (late
Papers from all traditions and on any topic in philosophical
aesthetics, and both systematic and historical presentations are acceptable. We also welcome submissions addressing “The
Age of Aesthetics,” i.e. the period between 1750, when Baumgarten's
'Aesthetica' was published, and 1831, the year Hegel died, particularly papers
addressing why this period was so productive for aesthetics and/or what this
suggests for the prospects of the discipline in our own time.
Submissions must be long abstracts, between 800 and 1,200
words in length, presenting not only the main ideas and claims of the paper,
but also the chief considerations and arguments in favor of them. Please use the PDF-file format for submission
and render your text completely anonymous, allowing for blind refereeing. To submit your long abstract, please use the
EasyChair online submission system (first-time users will be asked to register
with EasyChair). We encourage the presentation of submissions
in English, but submissions in other major European languages will be
The deadline for submissions of papers is the 15th of
January 2014, and we aim to inform you about the result of our selection
process by mid February 2014. Further
information about the conference will soon be available on ESA website. Please send all your questions to the
conference organizers: email@example.com.
Call for Papers
New Sound Magazine
Nos. 43 - I/2014 & 44 - II/2014
New Sound Magazine
invites contributions to nos. 43 - I/2014 and 44 - II/2014. These
issues are related to the
anniversaries of the First World War and the composer Stevan Mokranjac.
Areas of interest are specifications of music, politics and music,
culture and musical life (etc.) during, regarding, and around the period
of the First World War and Mokranjac. Please send proposals of your
within the above- mentioned subject areas, for any section of the
magazine (Studies, Analyses,
Research and Tradition, Book Reviews, etc.) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your proposal can be a general, basic or working title at this
time. For more information, please visit www.newsound.org.rs