3rd TURKISH CONGRESS of AESTHETICS
MAY 23-25 2019
Middle East Technical University
Culture and Convention Center
Ankara, Turkey

3rd TURKISH CONGRESS OF AESTHETICS

May 23-25, 2019

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

CALL FOR PAPERS

3rd Turkish Congress of Aesthetics is scheduled to be held on 23rd – 25th of May 2019, at METU Culture and Convention Center in Ankara, Turkey. The congress is organized by SANART Association of Aesthetics and Visual Culture, in cooperation with Ankara University Department of Philosophy, Middle East Technical University Departments of Philosophy, Architecture, Music and Fine Arts. We warmly welcome scholars and artists submit proposals for paper presentations, panels, and workshops, and share valuable experiences with scholars and students working in different fields of aesthetics.

SANART Turkish Congresses of Aesthetics aim to bring together scholars from Turkey and other countries, strengthen relationships and establish a strong network among them, create a lively and productive environment to discuss contemporary ideas in the field, and thus contribute to the development of the discipline.

You are invited to submit abstracts of maximum 500 words to the 3rd Turkish Congress of Aesthetics by clicking on the “Registration” tab above. The language of the Congress is Turkish and English.  The proposed session titles are listed below, but the content of the congress will not be limited to these topics. Applications from all areas of aesthetics will be evaluated.

  • Literature and Aesthetics
  • City, nature, and countryside
  • Architecture and aesthetics
  • Body and aesthetics
  • Visual culture
  • Film and narrative
  • Museum, memory and archive
  • New technologies
  • Media and Communication
  • Populism, politics and aesthetics
  • Everyday life
  • Music and performing arts
  • Ethics, aesthetics and values

Important Dates:

Deadline for Abstract Submission: April 20, 2019

Notification of Acceptance: May 3, 2019

Registration Fees:

Registration Fee for Delegates from Turkey: 400 TL

SANART Members: 200 TL

(Click Here to become a SANART MEMBER  If you are not a Turkish citizen plese send us an e-mail at info@sanart.org.tr)

Registration Fee for International Delegates: 75 Euros

Student Fee: 100 TL / 50 Euros

There is no fee and registration requirement for audience members.

  • Murat Çelik (SANART- Ankara University Department of Philosophy)
  • Özgür Yaren (SANART – Ankara University Faculty of Communication)
  • Pelin YONCACI ASLAN (SANART – Middle East technical University Department of Architecture)
  • Halil TURAN (SANART – Middle East technical University Department of Philosophy)
  • Bedriye KABA IŞIK (SANART)
  • Ödül Işıtman (SANART – Middle East Technical University Department of Music and Fine Arts)
  • Gülben SALMAN (Ankara University Department of Philosophy)
  • İrem ÖZATAY (Ankara University Department of Philosophy)


  • Ahu ANTMEN (Sabancı University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) 
  • Yalçın ARMAĞAN (İstanbul Şehir University Department of Turkish Language and Literature)
  • Metin BAL (Dokuz Eylül Üniversity Department of Philosophy)
  • Deniz Altay BAYKAN (Bilkent Üniversitesi Kentsel Tasarım ve Peyzaj Mimarlığı Bölümü)
  • Cana BİLSEL (Middle East Technical University Department of Architecture)
  • Murat CANKARA (Social Sciences University of Ankara, Department of Turkish Language and Literature)
  • Erdal CENGİZ (Ankara University Department of Philosophy)
  • Ali CENGİZKAN (TED University Department of Architecture)
  • Benan ÇELİKEL (Akdeniz University Department of Industrial Design)
  • Jale Özata DİRLİKYAPAN (Ankara University Faculty of Communication)
  • Özge EJDER (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Department of Philosophy)
  • Bora ERDAĞI (Kocaeli University Department of Philosophy)
  • Turgay ERDENER (Hacettepe Üniversity Ankara State Conservatory)
  • Jale ERZEN (SANART)
  • Yanping GAO(Literature Institute of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
  • Kıymet GİRAY (Ankara University Department of Art History)
  • Ahmet Cüneyt GÜLTEKİN (Ankara University Department of Philosophy)
  • Suna GÜVEN (Middle East Technical University Department of Architecture)
  • Fethi KABA (Anadolu University Department of Animation)
  • Cem KAMÖZÜT (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Department of Philosophy)
  • Çağla KARABAĞ (Hacettepe University Faculty of Communication)
  • Kemal Reha KAVAS (Akdeniz University Department of Architecture)
  • Harun KAYGAN (Middle East Technical University Department of Industrial Design)
  • Pınar KAYGAN (Middle East Technical University Department of Industrial Design)
  • Senem KURTAR (Ankara University Department of Philosophy)
  • Patric Simon Mofett LEVY (University of Dundee Department of Philosophy)
  • Vladimir MAKO (Belgrade University Faculty of Architecture)
  • N. Gabriel MARTIN (Lebanese American University Department of Philosophy)
  • Lale ÖZGENEL (Middle East Technical University Department of Architecture)
  • Ekin Pınar (Middle East Technical University Department of Architecture)
  • Güven Arif SARGIN (Middle East Technical University Department of Architecture)
  • Corry SHORES (Middle East Technical University Department of Philosophy)
  • Ayşen SAVAŞ (Middle East Technical University Department of Architecture)
  • Mehmet ŞİRAY (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Department of Philosophy)
  • Deniz Altay TANRIKULU (Bilkent University Department of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture)
  • Demet TAŞDELEN (Anadolu University Department of Philosophy)
  • Sibel Oktar THOMAS (Özyeğin University Faculty of Social Sciences)
  • Polona TRATNIK ( Alma Mater Europaea – Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis, Postgraduate School for Humanities)
  • Emine Hande TUNA (Brown University Department of Philosophy)
  • Ertuğrul Rufayi TURAN (Ankara University Department of Philosophy)
  • Tansel TÜRKDOĞAN (Gazi University Faculty of Fine Arts)
  • Güzin YAMANER (Ankara University State Conservatory)
  • Filiz YENİŞEHİRLİOĞLU (Koç University-VEKAM)
  • Abstracts should not exceed 500 words.
  • Abstracts should be in .doc or .docx format. They should be written in Times New Roman, 12pt. The title should be bold and uppercase.
  • Abstracts should be prepared for blind review. The text shouldn’t include any indication of the identity of the author.
  • In order to apply for the Congress with your paper, please click on the link below, fill in the form and upload your paper to the system.


We accept panel proposals for the 3rd Turkish Congress of Aesthetics. Panel submissions need to meet with the same high standards as papers. Panels will be 80 minutes in length: 20 minutes for each presentation and 20 minutes for the discussion. Panel conveyor will arrange the them of the panel and participants. 500 words abstracts of each presenter will be sent to the comittee by the conveyor along with a 500 words of panel proposal.

We accept workshop proposals for the 3rd Turkish Congress of Aesthetics. The organization committee will arrange the equipment and space needed for the workshops. We will get in contact withg you if there will be any problem about the equipments and the space. You can click on the link below to submit a workshop proposal.W

Papers are invited from postgraduate students for special sessions for postgraduate papers at the conference. These sessions will include a discussant who will give feedback for each paper presented The sessions will also be promoted and be scheduled in the congress program such that they will attract a maximum number of attendees. The aim is to help post-graduate students to benefit from the Congress as much as possible by giving high-quality feedback to the papers.

Click below to download the program:

Congress Program

Abstracts

PDF : http://www.sanart.org.tr/ozet.pdf

The program will be announced on May.

The program will be announced on May.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Önay Sözer

Seçil Büker

Zeynep Sayın

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Ali Akay

Ali Artun

Halil Turan

Ertuğrul Rufayi Turan

Emre Zeytinoğlu

Kıymet Giray

Hakan Atay

Bora Erdağı

The congress will be held at Middle East Technical University Culture and Convention Center. You can click on the link below to learn about the congress venue:

METU Culture and Convention Center

You can click on the link below in order to learn how to commute to METU. You can also use the campus map on the same page to navigate around the campus:

METU Transportation

The delagates should arrange their own accomodation in Ankara. The organization committee will arrange accomodation only for invited speakers.

Dr. Murat Çelik

Ankara Üniversitesi

Dil ve Tarih Coğrafya Fakültesi

Felsefe Bölümü

Sıhhiye, Çankaya / Ankara

kongre@sanart.org.tr