The British Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference 2014

19-21 September 2014, St Anne’s College, Oxford

This 54th annual conference takes place at St Anne’s College, Oxford. Situated within five acres of tranquil leafy grounds, St Anne’s enjoys a unique atmosphere and a traditional of intellectual generosity. Whilst dating from 1879, it is modern in its outlook and architecture and is one of Oxford’s largest colleges, with some 700 students and staff.

Call for papers/

The British Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference
19-21 September 2014, St Anne’s College, OxfordThe deadline for submissions has now past.


Proposals for symposia are invited in all areas of philosophical aesthetics. Proposals may be for panels on particular themes, author-meets-critics sessions or other special sessions. Proposals for symposia should include a general description of the topic or theme, along with the names and affiliations of all proposed participants and brief abstracts of all papers. Symposia will last two hours, including discussion time, and should normally have three participants (at most four). Students may not submit proposals for symposia, though symposia may include students as participants, in which case their status should be specified.


Papers are invited in all areas of philosophical aesthetics. All submissions should include a 200-word abstract and must be prepared for blind review. There are two categories of submission:

  1.  Regular submissions may not exceed 3500 words excluding abstract. Students may not submit in this category.
  2. Student submissions by students enrolled in MA or doctoral degree programmes are to be marked as such at the time of submission and may not exceed 2500 words excluding abstract. Students whose papers are accepted will receive a stipend to defray conference fees, accommodation and travel costs. The winner of the prize for the best paper by a student will also receive a cash prize.

Abstracts without full papers, papers that are not prepared for blind review and papers that exceed the maximum length will not be considered. You may either submit a paper or be a member of a proposed panel, but not both.Submissions should be sent by email attachment in Word format to:admin@british-aesthetics.orgwith the author’s name, affiliation, status (student or not) and contact details in the body of the email. Please also direct any questions to this address.


Registration is open between 31 May and 1 September.

For 2014, we are pleased to announce that BSA members will once again benefit from heavily discounted conference fees.  Membership costs only £38 (£19 students/senior citizens) and you will receive all back issues of the BJA for the year. To join the Society, click here

Early registration fees: full conference package £250 including accommodation (BSA members £190); students £125 (student BSA members £50) or £155 without accommodation (BSA members £115); students £77.50 (student BSA members £30). Early registration and member discounts end on 15 August. For bookings after 15 August, the standard registration fees will apply: £300 (students £150) including accommodation or £180 (students £90) without accommodation.

Day delegate rates are available as follows: Friday 19 (£65); Saturday 20 (£85); Sunday 21 (£35). There are no student or member discounts for day delegates.

Cancellations after registration closes on 1 September are non-refundable.

Programme Committee/

  • Bence Nanay, Chair (Antwerp/Cambridge)
  • Murray Smith (Kent)
  • Dawn Wilson (Hull)
  • David Davies (McGill)
  • Áine Mahon (University College Dublin)