ESA Conference 2017 – Berlin


Berlin, Germany: 25-27th of May 2017


The European Society for Aesthetics would like to invite you to attend the ESA Conference 2017. The conference will be co-organised by the ESA and the Institute of Philosophy of the Freie Universität Berlin, and will take place in Berlin from the 25th until the 27th of May 2017.

Keynote Speakers
      • Dominique Chateau (Université Paris 1)
      • Eileen John (University of Warwick)
      • Hagi Kenaan (Tel Aviv University)


We will have both systematic and historical presentations of papers from different traditions and on a large variety of topics in philosophical aesthetics. For each talk, there will be time for a 20-minute presentation, with about another 25 minutes designated for discussion. All accepted papers would be eligible for publication in the proceedings of the ESA.

Conference programme

Abstracts (Coming soon.)

The ESA will also hold its general assembly of 2017 during the conference.


Please register for the conference here.

If you are not yet a member of the ESA, please register first – membership is for free. If you forgot your password, you can set a new one here.

Registration deadline: 17th of May 2017


Institute of Philosophy of the Freie Universität Berlin, Habelschwerdter Allee 30, 14195 Berlin.

Directions From Tegel Airport:  Bus 109 to subway stop Jakob-Kaiser-Platz, change to the subway U7 line direction Rudow to Fehrbelliner Platz, change to the U3 direction Krumme Lanke to Freie Universität (Thielplatz); travel time ca. 40 min.

From Schönefeld Airport:  Elevated train S9 direction Spandau to Treptower Park, change to the circle line S 41 traveling west to Heidelberger Platz, change to the subway U3 direction Krumme Lanke to Freie Universität (Thielplatz); travel time about one hour.

From Hauptbahnhof (Berlin Central Train Station):  Elevated train S9 direction Spandau to Zoologischer Garten, change to subway U2 dirrection Pankow to Wittenbergplatz, change to U3 direction Krumme Lanke to Freie Universität (Thielplatz); travel time ca. 30 min.

See also:

Campus map

Information about bars and restaurants will be included in the conference folder.


The local organisers recommended the Seminaris Campus Hotel Berlin. They have booked some rooms at a special rate for conference participants (80 EUR per night, with breakfast).

In order to book a room at the Seminaris Campus Hotel Berlin, conference participants do not need to go to the hotel website. You can book your room by writing an email directly to the hotel: Please include your name and the dates of your stay, also mentioning that you are participating at the “European Society for Aesthetics Conference 2017” (keyword for reservation).

The number of rooms is limited and they are reserved until April 24, 2017.

The Fabian Dorsch ESA Essay Prize winner in 2017

We are happy to announce that the first Fabian Dorsch ESA Essay Prize has been awarded to Servaas van der Berg (University of British Columbia) for his paper “Aesthetic Experience and Metacognition”. The winning paper will be heard at the ESA’s annual conference, and a longer version of the paper will appear in Estetika, The Central European Journal of Aesthetics in 2018.

Please send all your questions to the conference organisers: conference[at]