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ASA to Fund Aesthetics Speakers at 2018 Diversity Institutes

Wednesday, October 4, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julie Van Camp
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The Board of Trustees  of the American Society for Aesthetics has authorized up to $6,000 to support aesthetics speakers at three diversity institutes in the summer of 2018: The Summer Program for Women in Philosophy at University of California, San Diego; the Rutgers Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy; and the Summer Immersion Program in Philosophy at Brown University.

This will be the fourth year ASA has sponsored an aesthetics speaker at UCSD and Rutgers and the third year for sponsorship at Brown. ASA participation promotes ASA's interest in diversity in the profession, as well as introducing promising undergraduate students to aesthetics.



The American Society for Aesthetics seeks applications to serve as an ASA-sponsored speaker on aesthetics at one or more of three institutes in the summer of 2018: (1) the 21st Annual Rutgers Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy, July 8-15; (2) the Summer Immersion Program at Brown University, July 8-21; (3) the Summer Program for Women in Philosophy at UC San Diego, July 31-August 8. For each of the three institutes, the ASA-sponsored speaker will attend the Institute for two days, give a 2-1/2 hour presentation (including a question and answer period), and take meals with the students. Each speaker will receive an honorarium, plus travel, lodging, and meals at the institute site.

Applicants to be the ASA speaker must be current members of the ASA. Applicants should send a current CV (or URL of a current CV) and a brief statement (no more than 750 words) of the proposed presentation in Word or PDF format. In each case, presenters will be introducing aesthetics to undergraduate philosophy majors with little or no experience with aesthetics.

Applicants should clearly indicate which program(s) for which they would like to be considered. Applicants can ask to be considered for one, two, or three of the institutes, but only one application should be submitted. ASA-sponsored speakers at previous summer institutes are eligible, although priority will be given to well-qualified applicants who have not previously presented on ASA’s behalf.

Applications should be sent by e-mail no later than February 26, 2018, to the ASA Secretary-Treasurer at A decision by ASA on finalists is expected no later than March 15 by an ad hoc committee appointed by the ASA President. The final speaker selection will be made by the respective institute directors.

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