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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RESEARCH EVENTS SPRING 2020

22 January 5pm, DLT2
Dr Nathan Wildman (Tilburg)
‘A moral argument for video-games’
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7–9 February, Grimond Buidling
British Society for Aesthetics Conference: Art, Aesthetics and the Medical and Health Humanities.
Keynotes: Rita Charon, Paul Crawford, Sheila Lintott, Jenefer Robinson.
Info and registration

12 February 3 pm, EXSR3
Reading group focusing on Sherri Irvin’s forthcoming book Immaterial: A  Philosophy of Contemporary Art (OUP)
Contact: Alice C. Helliwell ach53@kent.ac.uk
Remote participation (via youtube live): e.m.deprez@kent.ac.uk

20 February
Professor James Shelley (Auburn)
What’s the difference between still pictures and motion pictures?

28–29 February
British Society for Aesthetics Postgraduate Conference. Beyond Human: Aesthetics of Nature and Technology
Keynotes: Glenn Parsons, Katja Kwastek.
Info and registration: beyondhuman.bsa@gmail.com

11 March 3 pm, EXSR3
Reading group focusing on Sherri Irvin’s forthcoming book Immaterial: A  Philosophy of Contemporary Art (OUP)
Contact: Alice C. Helliwell ach53@kent.ac.uk
Remote participation

20 March, EXSR3
Reading group and discussion on career development and writing with Sherri Irvin.
Contact: Alice C. Helliwell ach53@kent.ac.uk
Remote participation (via youtube live): e.m.deprez@kent.ac.uk

21 March, ELT2
Book symposium, focusing on Sherri Irvin’s forthcoming book Immaterial: A  Philosophy of Contemporary Art (OUP)
Featuring Sherri Irvin, Kathryn Brown, Elisa Caldarola, Diarmuid Costello, Eleen M. Deprez, Louise Hanson, and Elisabeth Schellekens.
Info and registration: here

6 May, tbc
Associate Professor Jason Leddington (Bucknell University)
“Savouring the Impossible”
Info

 

Members

Director

Dr Michael Newall (History & Philosophy of Art, University of Kent)

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)
Professor Jennifer McMahon (University of Adelaide, Australia)
Professor Alex Neill (Southampton University, UK)
Professor Elisabeth Schellekens (University of Uppsala)
Professor Kathleen Stock (University of Sussex, UK)

Webmaster

Eleen M. Deprez: eleendeprez [at] gmail [dot] com

Members

Dr Dieter Declercq (Film and Media Studies, University Of Kent)

Dr Edward Kanterian (Philosophy, University of Kent)

Dr Eleen M. Deprez (Curator Studio 3 Gallery, University of Kent)

Dr Freya Vass-Rhee (Drama, University of Kent)

Dr Graeme A. Forbes (Philosophy, University of Kent)

Dr Hans Maes (History & Philosophy of Art, University of Kent)

Dr Jonathan Friday (History & Philosophy of Art, University of Kent)

Dr Lubomira Radoilska (Philosophy, University of Kent)

Dr Margrethe Bruun Vaage (Film, University of Kent)

Prof Murray Smith (Film, University of Kent)

Dr Mark Windsor (History & Philosophy of Art, University of Kent)

Dr Sean Williams (School of Music and Fine Arts, Audio Electronics, University of Kent)

Prof Simon Kirchin (Philosophy, University of Kent)

Dr Shaun May (Drama, Theatre and Media, University of Kent)

Postgraduate Members

Claire Anscombe (History and Philosophy of Art, School of Arts)

David Brown, (PhD Candidate Film, School of Arts)

Francesca Cavallo (Phd Candidate History and Philosophy of Art, School of Arts)

Neil McCarthy (PhD Candidate Film, School of Arts)

Jade Wackett (Phd Candidate History and Philosophy of Art, School of Arts)

Sabina Sitoianu (Phd Candidate Film, School of Arts)

Tracey Falcon (Phd Candidate History and Philosophy of Art, School of Arts)

Talks & Conferences

Here you can find video, audio, and photos from past research events.
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