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Schedule Announced for Southern Aesthetics Workshop

Saturday, July 20, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julie Van Camp
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The preliminary schedule has been announced for the Southern Aesthetics Workshop at Auburn University, August 30-31, 2019.

The Workshop has been organized by Aaron Meskin, Chair and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Georgia and James Shelley, Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Auburn University. The American Society for Aesthetics provided a grant of $3,640 in support of the Workshop, with substantial cost-sharing provided by the Auburn Philosophy Department. The Workshop is free and open to the public.


August 30, 2019

  • 11:00-12:00     Registration
  • 12:00-12:25     Welcome and Introduction
  • 12:30-1:25       Lunch
  • 1:30-2:25         Speaker: Kristin Boyce, Mississippi State University
  • 2:30-3:25         Speaker: Julianne Chung, University of Louisville
  • 3:30-3:55         Break—light snack available
  • 4:00-5:55         Keynote Address: Paul C. Taylor, Vanderbilt University

August 31, 2019

  • 9:00-9:25         Coffee and Pastries
  • 9:30-10:25       Speaker: Anthony Cross, Texas State University
  • 10:30-11:25     Southern Society Planning Meeting I
  • 11:30-12:25     Speaker: James Dow, Hendrix College
  • 12:30-1:25       Lunch
  • 1:30-2:25         Speaker: Jay Miller, Warren Wilson College
  • 2:30-3:25         Speaker: Elizabeth Scarbrough, Florida International University
  • 3:30-3:55         Break—light snack available
  • 4:00-4:55         Southern Society Planning Meeting II

Local Information

Conference Venue: All sessions of the Southern Aesthetics Workshop will be held at The Program Room at Pebble Hill, a small conference facility owned by Auburn University. It’s located at the intersection of Debardeleben and Magnolia, a ten to fifteen minute walk from campus. You can find directions here.

Hotels: The two best places to stay are:

These are within a block of one another, within a block of campus, and within walking distance to Pebble Hill. A shuttle runs between The Hotel at Auburn University and the Atlanta airport. If you plan on driving to Auburn, there are also a number places to stay near Highway 85 exits, including:

The conference organizers advise against trying to walk from any of these places to Pebble Hill, especially in August.

Travel: The best airport to use is almost always Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta. There are regional airports in Columbus and Montgomery that will get you nearer, but they won’t save you time, and there is no shuttle. Birmingham is farther. The shuttle from the Atlanta airport to the Hotel at Auburn University is operated by Groome Transportation. It’s a good idea to book a reservation in advance, which you can do here. If you drive, there is parking available at each of the hotels listed above, though the organizers expect the two nearest the University charge. There is free parking at Pebble Hill, the site of the workshop. 

The workshop will be comprised of three activities: (a) a series of six pre-read sessions which will focus on submitted work by junior scholar and commentary by senior figures in the field, (b) a keynote address by Professor Paul C. Taylor, Vanderbilt University, and (c) planning meetings about the future of the Southern Division of the ASA.

The goals of the project include:

  • Exploring the possibilities and potential of a new Southern Division of the ASA;
  • Promoting research in aesthetics and philosophy of art by junior members of the ASA working in the southern region of the U.S. (broadly construed);
  • Forging connections and initiating dialogue between aestheticians working in the South; and
  • Allowing students a first opportunity to participate in a professional workshop.

For the most up-to-date information on the Workshop:

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