1st Transdisciplinary Dialogue: Neuroaesthetics and Cognitive Poetics

The NeuroHumanitieStudies research group at the University of Catania is proud to announce the 1st Transdisciplinary Dialogue: Neuroaesthetics and Cognitive Poetics which will take place at the Department of Humanities of the University of Catania (Italy) on the 6th and 7th June 2014.

The meeting will focus on the dialogue between the English neurobiologist Prof. Semir Zeki (UCL) and Prof. Michael Burke (UCR). A group of invited researchers will contribute to the dialogue as respondents and will lead an open roundtable on the second day. Respondents include:

  • Alexander Bergs (University Osnabrück – Germany)
  • Alberto Biuso (University Catania – Italy)
  • Silvia Bonacchi (University Warsaw – Poland)
  • Lorella Bosco (University Bari – Italy)
  • Thomas Eder (University Vienna – Austria)
  • Peter Garratt (University Durham – UK)
  • Gaetano Lalomia (University Catania – Italy)
  • Gerhard Lauer (University Göttingen – Germany)
  • Massimo Salgaro (University Verona – Italy)


See the event’s program here.

For those who want to enjoy all commodities provided a registration fee is required. Reservation deadline: 30th May 2014. For further details please visit the website:


2014 Congress of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics

The 2014 Congress of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics (IAEA) will be held in New York City from August 22-24, 2014.

The 2014 IAEA Congress is an opportunity for researchers and scholars from different domains and countries to present and share empirical research on aesthetics, creativity, and the psychology of the arts. Submissions may address questions concerning: aesthetic perception, appreciation, emotion, experience, and judgment; the creative process in various media and domains; cultural studies; musicology; art historical perspectives on aesthetics and creativity; architectural and design studies; museology; philosophical, theoretical, and methodological issues in aesthetics research; and others.

Detailed information about the Congress venues, program, submission guidelines, registration, travel, and accommodations may be found on the official Congress website: http://iaea2014.weebly.com/

Congress Organizing Committee: Aaron Kozbelt (Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center), Paul Locher (Montclair State University), Pablo Tinio (Queens College)

Questions about the 2014 Congress should be emailed to: iaeacongress2014@gmail.com

For more information about IAEA, please visit: http://www.science-of-aesthetics.org

Call for papers here

Journée Neurosciences, Art et Esthétique

It’s a pleasure to announce the first event of the GDR Aesthetics, Art and Science (ESARS), organized by the CNRS:

One day of Neuroscience, Art and Aesthetics,
Saturday, September 28th 2013, 9 am to 7 pm
Amphithéâtre Lavoisier
Centre Universitaire des Saint-Pères
45 rue des Saint-Pères, 75006 Paris, France

Program, information and (free but mandatory) inscription :

Zoï Kapoula et Marine Vernet