The University of St Andrews
Aesthetics Conference 2020

Event cancelled

This event has been cancelled.
The organisers hope to reschedule it later in the year.

Venue: John B. Henderson Lecture Hall, Edgecliffe

The University of St Andrews Aesthetics Conference 2020 is a collaborative event between the Anthropology, Art History, Classics, and Archaeology Societies; we are aiming to bring in a diverse group of scholars to stimulate dialogue over how people conceive of aesthetics and study aesthetics. That is, the conference itself is not setting out to solve a particular problem, rather it is seeking to provoke thought by highlighting areas of debate and different approaches within emerging and conventional fields. 

Three panels will explore the themes of Aesthetics: Religion, Spirituality, and Magic as well as Aesthetics and Reception and Aesthetics and Text over the course of the one day conference. An undergraduate poster session will serve to highlight the research of young scholars in the field, and a lunchtime seminar will explore networking at academic conferences.

Call for posters

Please send poster abstracts to Erik Crnkovich, Submission deadline: 28 February 2020

Preliminary schedule

8.00am - 8:50am: Tea and coffee service; Undergraduate Poster Session.

8.50am - 8.55am: Opening Remarks.

9.00am - 11.00am: Panel One - Aesthetics: Religion, Spirituality, and Magic.

11.00am - 11.30am: Tea and coffee break; Undergraduate Poster Session.

11.30am - 1.30pm: Panel Two - Aesthetics and Text.

1.30pm - 2.30pm: Lunch break; optional Networking in Academia Workshop.

2.30pm - 4.30pm: Panel Three - Aesthetics and Reception.

4.30pm - 4.40pm: Closing Remarks.

6.00pm: Conference Reception.

Book a place

Booking essential for:

  • The free lunchtime seminar. 
  • The reception, for which there is a fee.

Please send all booking enquiries to Caelyn Garbe,

Organizing Committee

  • Caelyn Garbe – Manager of Publications
  • Erik Crnkovich – Director
  • Jillian Reid – Committee Member for Archaeology
  • Katie Munro – Committee Member for Archaeology
  • Laine Capshaw – Committee Member for Art History
  • Meggie Corcoran – Committee Member for Classics  

General Enquiries

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Erik Crnkovich,