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European Society of Aesthetics conference at DIT

Posted: 5 June, 2015

The 7th annual conference of the European Society of Aesthetics (ESA) comes to Dublin for the first time this year

The European Society of Aesthetics (ESA) is among the main research and communications platforms for people interested in aesthetics in Europe. Central to the work of the Society is its annual conference and this year the conference comes to Ireland for the first time.  It will be hosted on the DIT campus at Grangegorman by the Dublin School of Creative Arts and GradCAM – the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media. 

According to conference organisers Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick and Dr. Connell Vaughan, over one hundred delegates from all over Europe will participate in the conference, which takes place from 11th – 13th June.  “We are privileged to host eighty papers including three keynotes by Paul Crowther, Carole Talon-Hugon and Francisca Perez Carreño.” 

Dr. Vaughan explained that two special events will take place as part of the conference programme. “ The GradCAM Aesthetics Seminar Group, established in 2009, has produced for this conference an essay, titled Turn, turn, turn: Civic Instrumentalisation and the Promotion of Autonomy in Contemporary Arts Funding, reflecting on the economic instrumentalisation of Arts policy in contemporary Ireland. To mark the launch of this work, a press conference will be staged by the group and curator Kate Strain, at 2pm on Saturday.

Also, artist Clodagh Emoe’s An Exercise in Seeing will take place on Thursday lunchtime. An Exercise in Seeing captures the showing /saying distinction that Ludwig Wittgenstein identifies in the Tractatus.”

The full programme for the conference is available here

For further information on the event or on ESA please contact conference organisers Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick or Dr. Connell Vaughan