CFP: 39th International Conference on Psychology and the Arts

deadline for submissions: 
May 5, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
The PsyArt Foundation
contact email: 

we are excited to announce that this year’s conference will be held at Il Fuligno – Montedomini in Florence, Italy, June 21-24, 2023. There will be an optional post-conference excursion to Siena, San Gimignano, and Chianti in Tuscany on June 25. The event is sponsored by The PsyArt Foundation. Visit our website for more details.


We invite 150-word abstracts for papers dealing with any application of psychology—including psychoanalysis, object relations, feminist, Jungian, or Lacanian approaches, cognitive psychology, or neuroscience—to the study of literature, film and visual media, painting, sculpture, music, performance, or the other arts. The conference is convivial and draws scholars from around the world. We also warmly welcome conferees who do not present papers. A maximum of 65 papers will be accepted for presentation. We encourage you to propose a paper and register for this event—and tell your friends and colleagues about it! The flyer is attached.


Abstract submissions: Deadline for abstract submissions is May 5, 2023. Please send your abstract to our vice president Paavo Manninen at If your abstract is accepted, an acceptance letter and registration details will follow. If you do not plan to present but would still like to attend, you can go ahead and register by clicking here. (Presenters will be directed to the same site upon acceptance of their abstracts.)


Student fellowships: The PsyArt Foundation is offering two fellowship grants of $500 / €471 for outstanding graduate student papers (prior to completing the Ph.D.) Deadline for submission of materials is April 14, 2023. Visit our website for more details.

Registration fees: Registration fees are due by May 12, 2023. Late registrations will not be accepted after May 19, 2023. Please see registration information on our website or by clicking here to register directly in Eventbrite.  


If you have any questions regarding abstracts, please contact our vice president, Paavo Manninen, at If you have any questions about registrations, please contact our treasurer, Marcie Newton, at


We look forward to seeing you in Florence!




The PsyArt Officers


Samir Dayal, President

Paavo Manninen, Vice President

Marcie Newton, Treasurer

Antal Bokay, Secretary