Upcoming Event 7th – 8th October 2011

The Tilburg Hub for Ethics and Social Philosophy is one of the sponsors of ‘Towards A Contemporary Aesthetic Education’, a two day conference organised by Kathryn Brown at the Kleine Zaal, De NWE Vorst, Willem II straat 49, Tilburg.

Speakers at this conference are: Kathryn Brown (Tilburg), Alison Denham (Oxford and Tulane), Julian Dodd (Manchester), Berys Gaut (St. Andrews), Edward Harcourt (Oxford), Odile Heynders (Tilburg), Dominic McIver Lopes (University of British Columbia), Bence Nanay (Antwerp and Cambridge), Jonathan Neufeld (Charleston), Michael Newall (Kent), Kathleen Stock (Sussex) and Alan Thomas (Tilburg).

This conference asks whether the Enlightenment concept of an aesthetic education as propounded by writers such as Schiller, Winkelmann and Herder has become marginal to the making and reception of contemporary art or whether it still has a role to play in the shaping of art worlds and their audiences. With a particular focus on engagements with contemporary art, literature and musical performance, this conference asks whether our encounter with artworks teaches us primarily to comprehend other artworks or whether aesthetic engagement has a broader effect on individual character and choice? If the concept of an aesthetic education still has currency in today’s art world, this conference asks who is educated, by whom, how, and to what effect?

To register for this event, please contact the conference organiser, Kathryn Brown, at K.J.Brown(at)Tilburguniversity.edu, substituting the “@” sign for “(at)” in this e-mail address.

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