Aesthetics and Human Flourishing: Theories, Experiments and Applications

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Date(s): 17. October – 19. October
All Day

University of Turin


Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2024

The BraIn Plasticity and Behavior Changes (BIP) Group at the Department of Psychology, University of Turin and the Giorgio Amendola Foundation are delighted to invite contributions for the Third International Conference on Beauty and Change, a three-day international and interdisciplinary conference that will be held in Turin, Italy on 17-19 October 2024.

Established in 2022, the International Conference on Beauty and Change is a highly successful interdisciplinary forum for discussing recent advancements in philosophical and empirical aesthetics. This year’s conference will be devoted to the theme “Aesthetics and Human Flourishing: Theories, Experiments and Applications” and will gather leading scholars from the fields of philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience to reflect on how our aesthetic experiences impact our wellbeing and our psychological functioning.

Confirmed invited speakers:

Anjan Chatterjee (University of Pennsylvania)

Emily Cross (ETH Zürich)

Joerg Fingerhut (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis)

Stefan Koelsch (University of Bergen)

Helmut Leder (University of Vienna)

Lucia Sacheli (University of Milano-Bicocca)

Submission Guidelines

We accept two types of submissions: talks (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion) and posters. For both types of submission, please send an abstract of no more than 300 words in WORD or PDF format to by 30 June 2024.

Abstracts must be written in English and prepared for blind review. In the body of your email, please indicate the names and affiliations of all the authors (specifying the presenting author), and your preferred presentation type (talk or poster). Each author may submit only one abstract as a presenting author but can be a co-author in any number of submissions.

We especially encourage submissions from women, early career researchers and members of underrepresented groups, and we will take diversity into account when making decisions for inclusion in the programme.

Important Dates

Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2024

Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2024

Conference dates: 17-19 October 2024

Conference Costs

Conference fee for students (BA and MA): free

Conference fee for untenured researchers (PhD students and postdocs): €100

Conference fee for tenured researchers: €200

Conference dinner (optional): €45


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