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The European Society
SUMMER SCHOOL: "The Evidence of the
Senses: Drama between the real and the virtual"
University of Milan, Department of Cultural Heritage and Environment
17-28 July 2018
Deadline: June 1,
The summer school aims to provide an introduction to
dramatic writing for students enrolled in any arts, humanities, or scientific
undergraduate program. Stimulated by the contributions of scholars in
aesthetics and theater, as well as of artists and experts of sensory analysis,
participants will be asked to use dramatic writing to address the dissolution
between the real and the virtual, and the possibility for the senses to
generate evidence and to be a vehicle for different types of knowledge. Participants
will attend a series of lectures on aesthetics and the philosophy of the senses
and take advantage of guided visits to historical sites and contemporary
venues, museums, and theaters in Milan. These activities will provide
participants with the theoretical tools and the creative inputs and enable them
to reflect on the role of the five senses in real and virtual artistic and dramatic
experiences. On this theme, they will work in groups with the final aim of producing
a short drama.
The School will comprise a total of 40 hours (25 hours of
classroom activities and 15 hours of autonomous work). All activities will be
conducted in English. Please send a letter of motivation (1,000 words maximum)
and a Curriculum Vitae by June 1, 2017 (if you need to apply for a Visa, the
deadline application is May 12, 2017) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the Summer School will
accept a maximum of 20 students and will take place only if a minimum of 15
participants is accepted. For all information regarding the Summer School,
please feel free to contact the organizers at: email@example.com. You may view this
information directly on the ESA website at: http://www.eurosa.org/event/summer-school-the-evidence-of-the-senses-drama-between-the-real-and-the-virtual/
“Uncommon Senses 2:
Art, Technology, Education,
Law, Society- and Sensory Diversity”
2-5 May 2018
“The sensorium is a fascinating focus for cultural studies,” wrote Walter J.
Ong in The Shifting Sensorium (1991).
Ong’s words heralded the arrival of sensory studies, an interdisciplinary field
of inquiry that takes a cultural approach to the study of the senses and a
sensory approach to the study of culture. Sensory studies have galvanized much
exciting and provocative research and experimentation in the humanities, social
sciences, and visual and performing arts over the past three decades. "Uncommon Senses 2" aims to take
stock of the many advances in sensuous scholarship and art practice since the
first "Uncommon Senses" conference at Montreal’s Concordia University
The conference is organized around three broad topic areas: Crossing Sensory
Borders in the Arts: The Rise of Multisensory Aesthetics & New Media Art; Alternative Pedagogies: The Education of the
Senses; and The Othered Senses: Law,
Regulation, Sensorium (workshop). Proposals for panels (up to three papers) and
individual papers relating to any of the above topics are warmly welcomed. We
also invite proposals for panels and individual papers on other topics germane
to the field, such as sense-based research methods, disciplining the senses, perception
of the environment, aestheticization of everyday life, social and sensory life
of things, the extended sensorium, political life of the senses and sensation,
critical disability studies and the senses, animal sensing and communication, affecting
presence, sensory deprivation and augmentation, sensory biographies and autobiographies.
This list is illustrative, not exhaustive. Proposals for artworks, including
performances, socially-engaged works, walks, installations, 2D art, digital
works, and video are also strongly encouraged. For proposal submission forms
and further details on the conference (including the CFP for The Othered Senses
Workshop) please go to http://www.sensorystudies.org/events-of-note/ . Inquiries
may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 24th World
Congress of Philosophy
"Learning to be Human"
Beijing, P.R. China
13-20 August 2018
Deadline: February 1,
All persons who want to participate in the XXIV World
Congress of Philosophy are welcome to submit their abstract and paper.
are three ways to submit your abstract and paper: online submission; as
attachment to an email message or; by post. We strongly recommend all
participants to use the online abstract and paper submission for their
convenience and for reduction of cost. Please
submit your abstracts and articles in Windows-based PDF (.pdf). Papers
should be no more than 1,800 words. For a complete list of sections and
formatting instructions, please visit http://wcp2018.pku.edu.cn/yw/index.htm.
X. Congress of the German Society of Aesthetics.
Offenbach am Main College of Design
Schloßstraße 31 - Offenbach am Main
14-17 February 2018
The 10th Congress of the German Society of Aesthetics will
celebrate the 25th anniversary of its founding. We invite you to submit
proposals for contributions that demonstrate what aesthetics is, can, or should
be. The special interest lies in the ways in which aesthetic thinking and the
thinking of the aesthetic are expressed in other disciplines - in the other
disciplines of philosophy as well as in the arts, design, media, cultural, and
social sciences or in aesthetic practice itself.
Submission of proposals for individual lectures (max. 20 minutes) should
include: name, email address, title of the lecture, abstract of max. 2000
characters (including spaces) as well as a short biography. We invite you to
submit proposals for panels (3-4 lectures, 20 minutes). In addition to the
names, e-mail addresses and short biographies of the organizers, the
submissions should include the following: the title of the panel, a brief
sketch of the questionnaire (up to 2000 characters), as well as information on
all individual papers and speakers. Please make sure not to propose more than
two speakers from the same institution.
We also want to specifically encourage proposals for workshops (moderated
discussions with short impulses of up to 10 minutes), information events and
other alternative formats on the subject of the conference as well as on issues
related to high school politics in the field of aesthetics. In addition to the
names, email addresses and short biographies of the organizers, the submissions
should include the following items: title, short sketch of the questionnaire
(and, if applicable, the event format) and - where relevant - the names of the
Deadline for all submissions is 15 September 2017.