Welcome

The Aesthetics Research Centre coordinates, enables and promotes research in philosophy of art and aesthetics at the University of Kent. ARC brings together faculty and postgraduate students from four different departments and three different schools and is characterised by a strong interdisciplinary ethos.

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Art, Aesthetics and Beyond: 3rd BSA Postgraduate Conference

27-28 January 2017
University of Kent, Canterbury

Art, Aesthetics and Beyond will be a two-day event where postgraduates will be able to present their research, share ideas and interact with each other and established members of the academic community. The distinctive aim of the conference is to investigate the boundaries of aesthetics, its relevance for the art world and its intersection with cognate areas in philosophy, such as philosophy of mind, philosophy of perception, moral philosophy. To achieve this aim, the conference will encourage presentation proposals from postgraduate students whose area of specializations are both within and outside aesthetics, as well as include a panel discussion and an innovative presentation format that will facilitate the dialogue between aesthetics, related disciplines and representatives of the art world. The conference will also mark and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Aesthetics Research Centre at the University of Kent.

Keynote Speakers

Dr Stacie Friend (Birkbeck
Professor Jesse Prinz (CUNY)

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For more information please contact Claire Anscomb or Jade Wackett at beyond.bsa@gmail.com

 

Members

 

Directors

Members

Our Postgraduate members:

    • Alaina Piro Schempp (Phd Candidate Film, School of Arts)
    • Angelo Cioffi (Phd Candidate History and Philosophy of Art, School of Arts)
    • Claire Anscombe (Phd Candidate History and Philosophy of Art, School of Arts)
    • Dieter Declercq (Phd Candidate Film, School of Arts)
    • Eleen Deprez (Phd Candidate History and Philosophy of Art, School of Arts)
    • Francesca Cavallo (Phd Candidate History and Philosophy of Art, School of Arts)
    • Manila Castoro (Phd Candidate History and Philosophy of Art, School of Arts
    • Mark Windsor (Phd Candidate History and Philosophy of Art, School of Arts)
    • Jade Wackett (Phd Candidate History of Art, School of Arts)
    • Sabina Sitoianu (Phd Candidate Film, School of Arts)
    • Sara Janssen (Phd Candidate Film and History and Philosophy of Art, School of Arts)
    • Shelby Moser (Phd Candidate History and Philosophy of Art, School of Arts)
    • Tracey Falcon (Phd Candidate History and Philosophy of Art, School of Arts)

Advisory Committee

  • Professor David Davies (McGill, Canada)
  • Professor Matthew Kieran (University of Leeds, UK)
  • Professor Jerrold Levinson (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Professor Paisley Livingston (Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China)
  • Associate Professor Jennifer McMahon (University of Adelaide, Australia)
  • Professor Alex Neill (Southampton University, UK)
  • Professor Elisabeth Schellekens (University of Uppsala & University of Durham)
  • Dr. Kathleen Stock (University of Sussex, UK)

Research expertise 

The group has particular research expertise around visual art forms including painting, photography and film; depiction and representation; intersections between ethics and aesthetics; beauty, taste and the sublime in 18th century aesthetics; the aesthetics of popular music; the interrelations between art and science; and topics in the contemporary philosophy of art.

Talks & Conferences

Here you can find video, audio, and photos from past research events. For a chronological list of all past events see below.

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