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.
Claire Anscomb awarded prestigious postdoctoral fellowship by the British Society of Aesthetics
The Aesthetics Research Centre is pleased to announce that associate member and Kent alumna Dr. Claire Anscomb has been awarded the British Society of Aesthetics Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021-2022 for her research proposal ‘Creating Images with AI’.
Dr. Anscomb received her PhD. from the University of Kent in the History and Philosophy of Art in 2019. She will be mentored by Vid Simoniti at the University of Liverpool.
Earlier in the year, Dr. Anscomb was also awarded the John Fisher Memorial prize by the American Society for Aesthetics for paper “Creative Agency as Executive Agency: Grounding the Artistic Significance of Automatic Images.”
The paper abstract can be read here
SELECTED PAST RESEARCH EVENTS
Links to each session can be requested by contacting ARC directors;
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10 June 2021
Book Symposium on Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight: A Philosophical Exploration, edited by Hans Maes (University of Kent) and Katrien Schaubroeck (University of Antwerp).
Symposium programme here
12 May 2021
‘The Reality of Aesthetic Injustice.’
Aesthetics Research Seminar with Daisy Dixon (Cambridge University).
3 March 2021
Aesthetics Research Centre Seminar with Kathrine Cuccuru
22 February 2021
Medical Humanities Reading Group
Presentation by Dieter Declercq
9 February 2021
Aesthetics Research Centre Postgraduate Work in Progress Seminar
Presentations by Claire Anscomb and David Brown
LIVE-STREAM: Thursday 28 May 2020
Associate Professor Jason Leddington (Bucknell University)
“Savouring the Impossible”
28–29 February 2020
British Society for Aesthetics Postgraduate Conference. Beyond Human: Aesthetics of Nature and Technology
Keynotes: Glenn Parsons, Katja Kwastek.
7–9 February 2020,
British Society for Aesthetics Conference: Art, Aesthetics and the Medical and Health Humanities.
Keynotes: Rita Charon, Paul Crawford, Sheila Lintott, Jenefer Robinson.