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Defining Social Aesthetics

A one-day symposium
Tuesday 7 February 2012

Call For Papers

Over the last two decades the meaning of the term 'aesthetics' has shifted beyond reference to the appreciation of beauty, or even the appreciation of art. It is used in disciplines as disparate as anthropology, design, architecture, linguistics, performance, media and religious studies to explore both how people relate to their environment, to eachother, and to the numinous. This symposium will draw together academics working in disparate disciplines to map the different uses of the term and their relationships.

Please send 200 word proposals for 20 minute papers to Elizabeth Coleman by 30 December 2011.


Registration is free, but spaces are limited. Register with our online form here.

Further information: Elizabeth Coleman

Sponsored by the Social Aesthetics Research Unit

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