Lectures, Workshops & Conferences

2020

Dr. Shusterman delivers the keynote lecture for the “Forum on Life Philosophy and Somatic Action” at Fudan University, Shanghai on October 30-November 1. The conference marks the publication of the Chinese versions of Thinking through the Body and The Adventures of the Man in Gold. For more information, click here.

Dr. Shusterman will be honored by the University of Szeged (Hungary) with an honorary doctorate for his research in philosophy and somaesthetics. The degree of Doctor Honoris Causa will be awarded at a ceremony in Szeged, November 14, 2020. For details on the ceremony, click here.

Dr. Shusterman presents the inaugural lecture to open the academic year at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts on October 5, 2020. The title of the lecture is “Somaesthetics, Photography, and Performance Art: A Philosopher in Darkness and in Light.” For more information, click here. To see the full ceremony including Dr. Shusterman's lecture click here. Please note that Dr. Shusterman's lecture begins around the 44 minute mark. For images from the event, click here.

Professor Stefano Marino of the University of Bologna will give a university lecture about Dr. Shusterman's pragmatist philosophy of rock music on April 22, 2020. For more details click here. To listen to the lecture (in Italian) click here (NOTE: The lecture begins about 30 seconds into the video).

Dr. Shusterman lectures on “Beauty and the Fear of Desire: A Genealogy of the Aesthetic” at the annual conference of the American Philosophies Forum in Washington D.C. April, 2-4, 2020. For program details click here.

Dr. Shusterman gives a keynote lecture on “Aesthetic Experience and the Powers of Possession: From Ancient Theory to Performative Practice and Research” at the annual conference of the Orpheus Institute in Ghent (Belgium) on February 14, 2020 . For more details click here and the conference website can be found here.

Dr. Shusterman presents a lecture on "Aesthetic Experience and the Powers of Possession" at the Philosophy Seminar of Tel Aviv University on January 22, 2020 . For more details click here.

Dr. Shusterman lectures on “Somaesthetics and Design” at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Ramat Gan (Israel) on January 21, 2020 . For more details click here.

Dr. Shusterman lectures on “Dance as a Product and Practice” at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance” on January 16, 2020 . For more details click here.

Dr. Shusterman gives a lecture on "Photgraphy as an Art of Performative Process" at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem on January 15, 2020 . For more details click here.

2019

2018

Dr. Shusterman presented a lecture on "Photography as Performative Process" at the East China Normal University on December 24, 2018. For more information, click here.

Dr. Shusterman presented a lecture on "Philosophy as a Way of Life - On Camera" and a screening of the film about his work at Jinan University, Guangzhou on December 20, 2018. For more details, click here.

Dr. Shusterman presented a lecture on "Photography as Performative Process" at South China Normal University on December 19, 2018. For more details, click here.

Dr. Shusterman gave a lecture on "Pragmatism, Somaesthetics, and the Practice of Philosophy" for the Philosophy Department of Fudan University on December 17, 2018. For more details click here

For a report on the book launch of Dr. Shusterman’s new book in Chinese based on his 2017 Summit Lectures at Fudan University and the opening of Fudan’s Life Aesthetics Centre, which will collaborate with the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture, click here.

Dr. Shusterman discussed his new book in Chinese at the opening of Fudan's Centre for Life Aesthetics on December 16, 2018. For more details, click here.

For a link to the "Opening conference of the Somaesthetics Center at East China Normal University (Shanghai, December 15-16, 2018) (in Chinese)" report on the ECNU conference in collaboration with the Center, click here.

Dr. Shusterman presented a keynote lecture on “Beauty, Aesthetic Experience, and the Powers of Possession” at the Aesthetics Unlimited Conference at Copenhagen University on December 7, 2018. For more information, click here.

Dr. Shusterman participated in a Habilitation Research Jury on “L’attitude pragmatiste” sponsored by the University of Lyon and the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Lyon, on Novermber 22, 2018. For more details, click here.

Dr. Shusterman discussed the relation of his work to cultural politics at France's national Observatoire des politiques culturelles on November 21, 2018. For more information, click here.

Dr. Shusterman participated in a symposium about the new expanded edition of his book L’art à l’état vif at the University of Lyon on November 19, 2018. For more details, click here.

Dr. Shusterman presented the new edition of his French book, L’art à l’état vif and responded to its analysis by three French scholars at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris on November 16, 2018. For more details, click here.

Dr. Shusterman gave a lecture at UNESCO’s Philosophy Night in Paris on November 16, 2018 on the topic of “Philosophy and the Art of Living: From Pragmatism to Somaesthetics.” For more details, click here.

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Dr. Shusterman presented a response paper on the subject of kinesthetic sympathy in dance at the American Society for Aesthetics Annual Conference in Toronto on October 13, 2018.  For the conference program click here.

Dr. Shusterman gave a practical workshop in somaesthetics at Aalborg University, Denmark on Septemper 6-7, 2018. For more information, click here or go to this link.

Dr. Shusterman presented a lecture on “Aesthetic Experience: The Return of the Repressed” on September 1, 2018 at a conference on Moving Art, sponsored by the Psychology Department of the University of Copenhagen. For the conference program click here.

Dr. Shusterman directed a somaesthetic workshop at the Institute for Philosophy of the Freie Universitaet Berlin on June 29, 2018. For more details click here.

Dr. Shusterman presented a lecture on “Somaesthetics and Design” on June 25, 2018 at the University of Augsburg, Germany. For more information click here.

Dr. Shusterman presented a screening and discussion of the documentary film about his work at a a cineplex movie theatre in Berlin on the evening of June 21, 2018. For further details click here.

Dr. Shusterman presented a screening and discussion on the topic of “Philosophy as a Way of Life: On Camera,” at the Kassel School of Art on June 19, 2018. The presentation was based on the documentary film about his work. For more information, click here.

Dr. Shusterman presented his views on perspectivism and embodiment in anthropological research at a Habilitation Jury of the University of Lyon, in Lyon, France on June 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. For more details, click here.

Dr. Shusterman presented a lecture on “Ethics and Aesthetics: From Pragmatism to Somaesthetics” at a conference on Wittgenstein at the University of Bonn, Germany on June 11, 2018. For more details click here.

Dr. Shusterman presented a lecture on "The Pragmatist Aesthetics of Williams James" at a Workshop in Germany on June 5, 2018, as well as, presented lectures on Ethics and Aesthetics: "From Pragmatism to Somaesthetics" on June 5, 2018; "The Philosopher Without Words" on June 6, 2018; and will present a lecture on "The Pragmatist on Camera" on June 21, 2018, all of which are at the William James Center in Germany. For more informations, click here.

Dr. Shusterman delivered a public lecture on May 15, 2018 in Szeged, Hungary on the topic of "Ethics and Aesthetics." For more information, click here.  

Dr. Shusterman presented as the keynote speaker at "The Somaesthetics Conference" in Szeged, Hungary on May 14-16, 2018. For more information, click here and here.

Dr. Shusterman presented a lecture on “Somaesthetics and Design” on May 7, 2018 and then directs a two-day practical workshop on somaesthetics (on May 8th and 9th) for the medical and computer science faculties at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. For more details on the lecture and workshop, click here.

Dr. Shusterman presented as the keynote lecture at the 20th Midwest Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at Creighton University on April 14, 2018. For more information, click here.

Dr. Shusterman presented as an invited keynote lecture at the Sensibilia Colloquium in Rome, Italy on March 12, 2018. For more information, click here.

Dr. Shusterman presented a lecture at the "ART (Aesthetics Research Torino) Philosophical Seminar" at Universita di Torino in Turin, Italy on March 9, 2018. For more information, click here.

Dr. Shusterman presented a lecture, "Art and Religion" on March 7, 2018 at the University of Bologna, Italy. For more information, click here.

Dr. Shusterman presented a lecture at the University of Venice on "Pierre Bourdieu and Pragmatist Aesthetics" on March 5, 2018. For more information, click here.

Dr. Shusterman presented a talk at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance on January 17, 2018 with the title, “Somaesthetics and Contemporary Art: From Pragmatism to the Philosopher without Words.” For more information, click here.

Dr. Shusterman presented a talk and screening at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on January 15, 2018. The title is: "The Philosopher without Words: Philosophy and Performance Art with the Man in Gold." For more information, click here.