CONTENT_About_the_ESA_History

The European Society for Aesthetics was founded in 2008 at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), where it has been based ever since.

The ESA executive committee has been elected five times by the members of the ESA during the ESA Assembly meetings: in 2009 in Fribourg (Presidency and Committee), in 2012 in Guimarães/Braga (Committee), in 2015 in Dublin (Presidency and Committee), in 2018 in Maribor (Committee), in 2022 in Tallinn (Presidency and Committee).

NameAffiliationESA committee memberOffices
Claire AnscombLiverpool, UK2022-Conference chair (2023 – )
María José Alcaraz LeónMurcia, Spain2022-Treasurer (2023 – )
Jochen SchuffBerlin, Germany2022-Programme chair (2022 – )
Pauline von BonsdorffJyväskylä, Finland2018-President, (2022 – )
Iris VidmarRijeka, Croatia2018-Editor of the Proceedings (2018 – 2019), Secretary (2020 – 2023)
Tereza HadravováPrague, Czechia2018-Webmaster and the Newsletter (2020 – )
Elena TavaniNaples, Italy2018-
Adam AndrzejewskiWarsaw, Poland2018-Treasurer (2018 – 2023)
Regina-Nino MionTallinn, Estonia2018-Conference chair (2020 – 2023), Secretary (2023 – )
Vítor MouraGuimarães, Portugal2018-Editor of the Proceedings (2020 – )
Connell VaughanDublin, Ireland2017-Editor of the Proceedings (2017 – )
Daniel Martin FeigeBerlin, Germany2015 – 2022Programme chair (2018– 2022)
Karen SimecekWarwick, UK2015 – 2022Conference chair (2018 –  2019),
Secretary (2018 – 2020)
Alessandro BertinettoUdine, Italy2012 – 2018Editor of the Proceedings (2010), Programme chair (2012-2018)
Matilde Carrasco BarrancoMurcia, Spain2012 – 2018Conference chair (2012 – 2018)
Zsolt BátoriBudapest, Hungary2012 – 2018
Isabelle Rieusset-LemariéParis, France2012 – 2018
Kalle PuolakkaHelsinki, Finland2012 – 2018Secretary (2013 – 2018)
Dan-Eugen RatiuCluj, Romania2012 – 2018Editor of the Proceedings (2012 – 2017)
John ZeimbekisGrenoble, France;
Patras, Greece
2012 – 2018Editor of the Proceedings (2011), Treasurer (2012 – 2018)
Josef FrüchtlAmsterdam, Netherlands2012 – 2017
Jakub StejskalPrague, Czechia2009 – 2015Editor of the Proceedings (2011)
Fabian DorschFribourg, Switzerland2009 – 2015Secretary (2009 – 2013),
Editor of the Proceedings (2009 – 2016)
Catrin MisselhornTübingen, Germany2009 – 2015
Francisca Pérez CarreñoMurcia, Spain2009 – 2012President (2015 – 2022)
Robert HopkinsSheffield, UK2009 – 2015President (2009 – 2015)
Arto HaapalaHelsinki, Finland2009 – 2012
Simo SääteläBergen, Norway2009 – 2012
Cain ToddLancaster, UK2009 – 2012Editor of the Proceedings (2010)