Call for Papers for the Edited Volume Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind

With the purpose of evaluating, exploring and putting into focus the impact of the embodied mind thesis on aesthetics as well as its breadth and relevance for the field, Alfonsina Scarinzi and colleagues are creating an edited volume with the title Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind. 

They are seeking contributions which are firmly based on the embodied mind thesis and use it as a framework for investigating the role of aesthetics in the study of how humans make and experience meaning. Papers from neuroaesthetics, empirical aesthetics, computational aesthetics and psychology of aesthetics as well as from literary aesthetics and pragmatist aesthetics are welcome.

The language of the proposed publication is English. Prospective contributors are invited to send their initial proposals (500 words abstract) by March 15, 2012 to the following email address: The invited essays (7500 words) are to be submitted by January 14, 2013.

This is just a snippet of the call for papers. Read the complete version here.

22nd Biennial Congress of IAEA in Taiwan

The International Association of Empirical Aesthetics (IAEA) is holding its 22nd Biennial Congress in Taipei on August 22-25, 2012, at the National Taiwan Normal University. This year the call for papers includes Neuroaesthetics as one of the topics of interest, so check out all of the information here, and mark the conference on your calendar. Abstracts for spoken papers, symposia and posters must be received by the Program Committee no later than January 10, 2012. The deadline for early registration is March 15, 2012.