‘Beauty and Goodness: Exploring the Intersection’

Keynote speakers: Professor Paul C. Taylor (Vanderbildt) and Professor Heather Widdows (Birmingham).

This two day conference is the first official AERG event and will take place on the 19th and 20th of September 2019 at the University of Southampton. A Call for Abstracts is available here.

The conference’s motivation is to get ethicists to think about issues in aesthetics and aestheticians to think about those in ethics, or something in between the two sub-disciplines, in the hope of setting a precedent of mutually beneficial exchanges.

The conference forms a capstone to the Marie Curie research project ‘Art & Ethics‘ directed by Nils-Hennes Stear and hosted at the University of Southampton. It is supported in part by a generous grant from the Thought Trust.

The conference will be open to the public and widely advertised as such. It will also be organized according to both the BPA/SWIP Good Practice Scheme and their Guidelines for Accessible Conferences. We have allotted up to £800 to cover accommodations (such as intepreters) relating to disability or similar.

The conference also provides speakers funding for childcare for the duration of the conference, as well as covering their travel and accommodation costs. Additionally, four travel subventions of up to £100 are available for postgraduates or other ECRs who wish to attend and who do not have access to research funding.