Category Archives: Conferences

Call for Papers: Hellenistic Philosophy Society

The Hellenistic Philosophy Society invites abstracts for papers to be presented at the group session of the Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, March 28-April 1, 2018, in San Diego, CA. Abstracts are due by July 15, 2017. Presenters will be notified of selections by mid-August.

The HPS invites abstracts of 400-600 words. Please prepare abstracts for blind review, and submit them here:<>. More information about the HPS, including scope and membership, can be found on the website.

Spring 2017 Registration, Ancient Philosophy Society

Dear  APS  enthusiasts,

I am pleased to announce that conference and hotel registration is now open for APS 2017.

I will send email notifications out about program submissions by the end of the week.

Please feel free to contact me  with any questions at

I look forward to seeing you all at Baylor this Spring.

Anne-Marie Schultz
Local Arrangements Chair, APS 2017

History of Philosophy Society Call For Papers

 History of Philosophy Society

3rd Annual Meeting: Pleasure Emory University, May 19-20, 2017

Call for Papers: Pleasure

The History of Philosophy Society is accepting full paper submissions for our third annual conference. Papers should address the theme of “Pleasure.” This theme may be examined in any of the philosophical idioms in which it plays a role: aesthetic, ethical, social, intellectual, etc.. Typically, HOPS submissions focus on a single author, but essays treating multiple authors will be considered. Papers should be submitted for anonymous review (with author’s name, affiliation, and contact information on a separate title page). Papers should be no more than 40 minutes reading length.

Keynote Speakers:

Ann Hartle, Emory University

Jennifer Whiting, University of Pittsburgh

Please send submissions as an email attachment to, no later than January 15, 2017. Submissions must treat authors prior to the 20th Century.


The Ancient Philosophy Society at SPEP 2016

This year, the Ancient Philosophy Society is proud to be hosting two distinguished speakers at our satellite meeting in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy in Salt Lake City on Thursday, October 20th from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Hilton Salt Lake in the Topaz Room.

David HalperinHalperin
W. H. Auden Distinguished University Professor of the History and Theory of Sexuality
University of Michigan
“Love Against Sex”

Professor Halperin is the author of such books as How to Do the History of Homosexuality

Cinzia Arruzza
ArruzzaAssistant Professor of Philosophy
New School for Social Research
“The Demos and its Son: Tyranny and the Critique of Democracy in Plato’s Republic”

Professor Cinzia Arruzza is the author of many books including a recent translation and commentary on Plotinus. Ennead II 5. On What is Potentially and What Actually

Please join us if you are able, 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Hilton Salt Lake, Topaz Room

Visit the SPEP 2016 Program

Call For Papers: APS 2017 at Baylor University


Ancient Philosophy Society

17th Annual Independent Meeting

Baylor University, Waco, Texas

April 27- April 29, 2017

Honoring the richness of the American and European philosophical traditions, the Ancient Philosophy Society encourages submissions from a variety of interpretive perspectives. Phenomenological, postmodern, Anglo-American, Straussian, Tübingen School, hermeneutic, psychoanalytic, queer, feminist, and any other interpretations of ancient Greek and Roman philosophical and literary works are welcome.

Please submit papers by e-mail attachment to Deadline: November 15, 2016. The author’s name, institution, and references pertaining to the identity of the author must be omitted from the paper, notes, and bibliography. The e-mail accompanying the submission must include the author’s name, the title of the paper, address, telephone, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation.

  • Papers must be written in English. Submission implies that the paper is entirely the author’s own unpublished work and that, where appropriate, the contributions of others are acknowledged.
  • Papers may not exceed 3,000 words (30 minutes’ reading time, max.), exclusive of footnotes and bibliography. Longer papers will not be forwarded to the Program Committee. Abstracts will not be considered for the program except for the working group session mentioned below.
  • Because papers selected for presentation are collected and provided to meeting participants in a single Proceedings, please observe the following conventions: single-spacing, 1-inch margins on all sides, pages numbered, 12-point font for text, 10-point for footnotes.
  • Papers should be submitted in PDF.
  • Receipt of papers will be acknowledged by e-mail.
  • Only one submission per author will be considered.
  • No one may present a paper in consecutive years.

All papers are reviewed by an anonymous Program Committee selected by the Host and Executive Committee to represent the range of interpretive traditions. Decisions will be reached in January 2017, and authors will be notified by e-mail. You do not need to be a member of the society to submit a paper, but you must join the society to be on the program.

This year, we are creating space on the program for a working group in Ancient Philosophy. The working group format aims to provide participants with feedback on a project in an early stage of development. This year’s topic is “Aristotle and The Non-human other.” If you are interested in participating in the working group, please submit a five hundred word abstract to Please leave the abstract free of identifying information.

The APS values diversity in its membership as well as in its scholarly perspectives. We particularly invite submissions from members of groups underrepresented in philosophy, including women, people of color, LGBTQI individuals, and people with disabilities. The APS conference is wheelchair accessible.

In keeping with this commitment to diversity, the APS will award two prizes of $300 each:

  • The Diversity Prize: awarded to the best paper that is chosen for the program through the anonymous selection process written by a person from a group underrepresented in the discipline.  Please self-identify in the body of your email when you submit your paper, saying, “I would like to be considered for the Diversity Prize after the program selection process.” Please keep your paper free of any identifying information.
  • The Emerging Scholar Prize: awarded to the best paper that is chosen for the program through the anonymous selection process written by a scholar who is either ABD or up to 3 years post Ph.D.  Please self-identify in the body of your email when you submit your paper, saying, “I would like to be considered for the Emerging Scholar Prize after the program selection process.”  Please keep your paper free of any identifying information.
  • Scholars may be considered for both prizes but can only be awarded one.

For current information about the meeting, as well as membership information, consult the APS website:

Please direct all inquiries to

Plotinus and Neoplatonism Call For Papers

Call for Papers: The RIT Department of Philosophy invites papers that address any topic or thinker related to Plotinus and Neoplatonism in general. Of particular interest are papers addressing the influence of Neoplatonism on modern and contemporary thought as well as Neoplatonism’s influence on earlier thinkers or topics, the “practical” philosophy of Neoplatonism, and comparisons and contrasts with other traditions (such as Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism).

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2016
Papers should be 3,500-4,000 words in length and prepared for blind-review. Please submit full papers electronically as Word documents to: or
Accepted papers will be considered for publication in a volume to be published by RIT Press.

Conference Date: October 17-18, 2016

Keynote Speaker: Dermot Moran University College Dublin

The Ancient Philosophy Society at SPEP 2015

This year, the Ancient Philosophy Society is proud to be hosting two distinguished speakers at our satellite meeting in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy in Atlanta on Thursday, October 8th from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Naas The End of the WorldMichael Naas
DePaul University
“Plato, Plotinus, and the Invention of Life”

Naas is author of The End of the World and Other Teachable Moments

Tragically SpeakingKalliopi Nikolopoulou
University at Buffalo
“Reflections on Tragedy for an Un-Tragic Age”

Nikolopoulou is the author of Tragically Speaking

The session will be held in the Atlanta Buckhead Marriot Hotel, Chastain Ballroom B. Please join us if you are able.

To visit the SPEP 2015 Program:

Call for Applications: Aristotle on the Emotions

The Emory University Institute for the History of Philosophy (IHP) will host its seventh annual summer workshop on June 14–26, 2015, on the topic of “Aristotle on the Emotions.”


IHP Summer Workshops are designed to bring together a group of faculty scholars specializing in specific areas of the history of philosophy for seminars focused around a shared reading list. Ten participants and the co-directors meet in mornings and afternoons over the course of two four-day weeks for discussions based upon close readings. The workshop format eschews the delivery of conference-style papers in favor of open, group-based engagement. In so doing, the IHP seeks to foster conversations that will inform future scholarly work. The IHP’s past workshops have focused on themes and figures such as: Renewing the Ancient Quarrel: Plato, Hegel, Adorno; Peirce, James, and the Origins of Pragmatism; Vico and the Humanist Tradition; Montaigne and the Origins of Modernity; Nietzsche and Heidegger on the Issue of History; and Religion and Philosophy in Neoplatonism.

This year’s readings will focus on Aristotle’s conception of emotions and their role in moral psychology, the body/soul relationship, ethics, politics, rhetoric and dialectic. Our central texts include selections from Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, Eudemian Ethics, Rhetoric, and De Anima. A few other texts will supplement discussion.

The Institute is pleased to provide room, board, and travel expenses for all participants accepted into the workshop. Guests will be housed in The New Marriott Courtyard Decatur, in downtown Decatur, Georgia, a couple of miles from Emory’s campus. Decatur is a vibrant town with several restaurants and bars, all within walking distance from the hotel. The hotel is also close to a MARTA stop, Atlanta’s public train service. Participants will thus have access to other parts of Atlanta, including the airport. All hotel/campus transportation will be provided.

To apply, scholars should send a cover letter addressing the relevance of the topic and the author to their current and/or future scholarly work, and a CV to Professor Jimenez at the email address below. The application deadline is February 20th, 2015 with decisions announced by March 2nd, 2015.

Co-Directors 2015

Marta Jimenez
Department of Philosophy
214 Bowden Hall
561 South Kilgo Circle
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322 USA

Christof Rapp
Lehrstuhle fur Philosophie III
Ludwig Maximilians Universitat
Gerschwister Scholl Platz 1
80536 Munchen, Germany

CFP: First Annual Conference of the History of Philosophy Society

The History of Philosophy Society is accepting full paper submissions for our first annual conference. Papers should address the theme of “Method,” which can be taken in terms of the method(s) of particular philosophers, a philosopher’s philosophy of method, or in terms of how one “does” the history of philosophy. The Papers should be submitted for blind review (with author’s name on a separate title page).

Papers should be no more than 40 minutes reading length.

Submissions should be sent no later than January 15, 2015. All papers should be sent as email attachment to Richard Lee (

2015 Meeting in Lexington, KY, April 9-12

Registration is open for the 2015 Ancient Philosophy Society Meeting in Lexington, Kentucky, April 9-12, hosted by the University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, and Berea College.

Register at the Philosophy Documentation Center (PDCNET).

$65 Individual/$40 Student.

APS 2015 Program

Please note that early registration is open until March 9, 2015, at which point the registration fee increases by $20 for both faculty and graduate students. So register early!

Also note the APS Banquet scheduled for Saturday night ($60 Individual/$40 Student). The banquet has traditionally been a very nice event that offers everyone a chance to relax and socialize. This year’s menu is being provided in a collaboration between Yamaguchi Tapas and Smithtown Seafood (organized by Holly Hill), options are described on the PDC webpage, wine is included. I warmly invite everyone to attend.

Rooms are available at the Hilton for $139/night. Please note that the hotel requires reservations be made by Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 (or before the block is sold out). If you call, you should state you are attending the “Ancient Philosophy Society” to get the conference rate.