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2011 APS Conference Program and Registration Coming Soon

For everyone waiting for the official 2011 APS program and information about the conference registration, we are finalizing the details of both this week. We had to wait for the Sundance Film Festival to end before we could finalize the cost of registration and the lodging information.

Keep your eyes on the blog at the end of the week for the program and registration information.

Facebook and Digital Dialogue

As we prepare to meet again in Michigan for the 10th year, I want to celebrate a milestone for the APS Facebook page: we have reached and surpassed the 300 fans mark.  If you have not already, I invite members to join our facebook page at:

Encourage your friends on Facebook to become fans, or to “like” our page.

I would also like to invite you to listen to Ryan Drake and I talk about the paper I will give on Saturday at the conference.  The paper is on the Protagoras and Ryan joined me on episode 31 of the Digital Dialogue to discuss some of the issues I will raise in that paper.  Thanks, Ryan, for a great conversation.

Listen to episode 31 entitled Shame and Justice here.

To subscribe to the Digital Dialogue via iTunes, click here.

For more information, visit my Digital Dialogue blog and the page related to my project on Socratic Politics.

I hope everyone has a safe trip to East Lansing, and don’t forget, if you tweet, use the #APS10 hash tag!

APS Digital Community Update

I thought I would give everyone a few updates on things related to our digital community at the Ancient Philosophy Society as we begin to turn our attention to the upcoming conference at Michigan State.

First, I am very pleased to see that we have, as of this writing, 292 fans on the Ancient Philosophy Society Facebook page. I encourage all readers of this blog to join us on Facebook where not only posts from this blog appear, but also comments and posts from others writing on our wall can be found.  I would love to see a more dynamic conversation both here and there on the Facebook page.

In order to facilitate that, I would like to propose that we use the following twitter hash tag for the 2010 conference: #APS10.  You can follow my tweets about the conference at: and I invite other members who use twitter to comment below with your twitter name and to use the #APS10 hash tag when you tweet something related to this year’s conference.

Also, I hope people will take pictures of the activities around the APS conference this year and post them on the Facebook page as well.  Those of you with Flickr accounts can also use the APS10 tag for your pictures if you post them so we can begin creating a collection of photos for the Society.

Finally, if there are members of the APS who would be interested in co-authoring this blog with me, please contact me at  I would love to see if we can generate some more content for this blog from members interested in posting things related to our work together on the ancient texts.

Executive Committee Members Elected

At Saturday’s business meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society, the Society elected Sean Kirkland, DePaul University, as the next co-director of the Society, joining current co-director, Martha Woodruff, Middlebury College, and replacing me, Christopher Long, The Pennsylvania State University, outgoing co-director of the Society.  I will remain on the executive committee, however, having been elected Treasurer. In this capacity I will continue to serve as webmaster of the APS blog here.

The Society also elected Rob Metcalf, University of Denver at Colorado, as the incoming at-large member of the Executive Committee, joining current at-large member of the Society, Sara Brill, Fairfield University.

We are currently enjoying a wonderful conference here at Loyola College in Maryland, where we have been generously hosted by Gary Scott and his wife Hilde.

Happy New Year 2009

The Executive Committee wishes everyone associated with the Ancient Philosophy Society a very happy and productive new year.  This year we are looking forward to our ninth annual independent meeting hosted by Gary Scott and Loyola College in Maryland, April 23-26, 2009.

The program committee is hard at work reviewing all 78 submissions to this year’s conference and we look forward to having the program set by the middle of February.

To register for the conference online, click here.  The hotel for the conference will be the Crowne Plaza Baltimore North-Hunt Valley, 2004 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093, 1 (800) 261-9168.  A block of rooms is saved under the name of the Ancient Philosophy Society.

Thanks to all who make this society the supportive and intellectually stimulating community it is.

Membership Fee Increase

Due to increasing costs of administering the society, the Executive Committee has agreed to raise the regular membership fee from $50 to $60 and the graduate student membership fee from $25 to $30.  This slight increase is designed to offset some of the costs we have incurred since the Philosophy Documentation Center has started providing very valuable and important services of administering our membership and annual conference registrations.

Although unfortunate, we think increasing the membership fee this small amount is in the best interest of the long term health and strength of the society.

About the Ancient Philosophy Society

The Ancient Philosophy Society was established to provide a forum for diverse scholarship on ancient Greek and Roman texts. Honoring the richness of the American and European philosophical traditions, the Ancient Philosophy Society supports phenomenological, postmodern, Anglo-American, Straussian, Tübingen School, hermeneutic, psychoanalytic, and feminist interpretations of ancient Greek and Roman philosophical and literary works. It is the intention that, within the larger aim of assessing the meaning and significance of ancient texts, the Ancient Philosophy Society serve as the site of critical engagement among these various schools of interpretation and that it encourage creative and rigorous independent readings.