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Collegium Phaenomenologicum 2018

Collegium Phaenomenologicum 2018—Aristotle on Phusis, Psuchê, and Anthrôpos
July 9-27th, Città di Castello, Italy
Directed by Sean D. Kirkland, DePaul University

The topic of the 2018 Collegium Phaenomenologicum will be the Thought of Aristotle. The Collegium will convene once again in Città di Castello, in Umbria, Italy, from July 9-27th.  And this year participants will attend courses, hear lectures, and participate in text seminars on various texts in the Aristotelian corpus addressing the themes of phusis, psuchê, and anthrôpos. They will watch as the human being emerges in relation to (as an extension of or even perhaps in a certain opposition to) the way of being of natural beings in general. There will be a “Zôê-Drawing” course for participants with artist-in-residence Matthew Girson and weekend trips to Orvieto and Ravenna.

Please see the poster and visit the website ( for information on how to apply.

Collegium Phaenomenologicum 2018 Poster

The Ancient Philosophy Society At SPEP

The Ancient Philosophy Society will have an upcoming session at the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP) hosted by the University of Memphis at the Sheraton Memphis, Downtown Memphis, TN, on Thursday October 19, 2017. Please do share with your colleagues and students, graduate and undergraduate. Please see below for details or go to:

Our invited speakers are Gabriel Richardson Lear,  author of Happy Lives and the Highest Good: An Essay on Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics”, and Dmitri Nikulin, recently the author of The Concept of History,  Memory: A History, and co-editor of Philosophy and Political Power in Antiquity .

Sheraton Memphis
Downtown Memphis, TN


St. Louis
Thursday October 19, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Ryan Drake, Fairfield University
Emanuela Bianchi, New York University

“Thauma: Philosophical Passion in Plato’s Symposium” Gabriel Richardson Lear, University of Chicago

“Democracy and the Politics of Comedy” Dmitri Nikulin, New School for Social Research

Central APA Call for Papers

Ancient Philosophy Society member Adriel Trott is on the program committee for the 2018 meeting of the Central APA in Chicago and would like to encourage members of this society to submit their work. There will also be a panel with APS members Sean Kirkland (DePaul), Jeremy Bell (Georgia Southern) and Gina Zavota (Kent State) on Continental Engagements with Ancient Philosophy. Papers can be submitted at:

APS 2017 Program And Travel Information

The program for the 2017 meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society at Baylor University in Waco Texas is now available.
APS Final Schedule

The Ancient Philosophy Society is fast approaching.  We are very much looking forward to the conference.  Here is some basic travel information.

  1. The conference hotel is the Waco Hilton.  Most sessions will be held at the Hilton.  Two evening sessions are on the Baylor Campus.  Transportation will be provided to those events from the Hilton.

Here is the link to the hotel.  You will need to make your reservations by April 5 to receive the conference rate.

There is a shuttle service from the airport to the Hilton and from the Hilton to the Airport.  You can call this number to arrange pick up upon your arrival.   1-254-754-8484.

Uber is also available in Waco.   Once you are in Waco, you will not need a car unless you plan on doing some sightseeing to surrounding areas.

  1. The Waco Hilton is in the heart of downtown Waco.  There are many restaurants and bars within walking distance. If you are a Fixer Upper fan, you’ll be happy to know that the famous Silos are also near by.   The award winning Balcones Distillery is also very close to the Hilton.  Also plan to take advantage of the lovely Cameron Park on the banks of the Brazos River, which has numerous hike and bike, trails throughout.

Here is a link to a variety of venues in the downtown area.

I am working on a more thorough list of  options that I think will suit  the APS.

  1. The first session will start Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM and the conference will end after the Banquet on Saturday April 29, 2017. I suggest arriving Wednesday afternoon or evening. The conference rate is available that night as well.
  1. There is an airport   in Waco. American services it. The code is ACT. Particularly if you are flying on another airline besides American, it may be cheaper to fly into Dallas (DFW) or Austin (AUS). Both are about two hours from Waco. However, you will need to rent a car if flying into either Dallas or Austin.

If you are interested in  trying to share a rental car from either Dallas or  Austin,  please  contact  He will try to put people in contact with each other.

  1. April and early May is a lovely time to visit Texas and if your schedule allows, you might want to spend a couple of extra days looking at the wildflowers and exploring the surrounding areas. I will be gathering together some information about other destinations in the Central Texas Area.
  1. You will need to join APS for the year and register for the conference and the banquet if you would like to attend the banquet.  The registration for the event is at
  1. Please feel free to contact me at Anne_Marie_Schultz@baylor.eduwith any questions.

Best, Anne-Marie
Professor of Philosophy
Director, Baylor Interdisciplinary Core
Local Arrangements Chair, APS

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.


Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships in Ancient Greek Philosophy in São Paulo

The Research Project on Greek Classical Philosophy: Plato, Aristotle, and their Influence in Antiquity announces three (3) postdoctoral positions at the Philosophy Department, University of São Paulo, in the following areas:

  • Plato’s Philosophy (1 Fellowship)
  • Aristotle’s Philosophy (1 Fellowship)
  • Hellenistic or Plotinus’ Philosophy (1 Fellowship)

The fellowships will be appointed to a two-year term, renewable for an additional term, beginning in March 2011. Each fellowship carries a departmental application and the responsibility of joining in the research activities of the Research Project (research seminars, conferences, meetings). These fellowships correspond to a research position, with no teaching responsibilities attached.

The fellowships are sponsored by FAPESP. Chosen candidates will earn R$ 5,028.00 (Brazilian currency) per month, tax free.

Applicants may apply to more than one position.

They should have completed the PhD in Philosophy or Classics, preferably no earlier than 2006. For each position, the applicant must include :

  • an updated Curriculum Vitae;
  • a statement of proposed research (no more than 4 pages, plus 1 separate page for bibliography), specifying the topic(s) to be studied, including a research schedule for the first two years and a list of expected publications;
  • a writing sample (dissertation chapter or other paper);
  • one sealed letter of recommendation, to be sent directly by the person making the recommendation to the address below.

All documents should be submitted in printed form; please note that the materials will not be returned. Candidates will be notified by e-mail once their dossier has been processed (please provide an e-mail address in the application).

All dossier materials and the selection committee’s evaluations remain confidential. The committee is not able to provide feedback on individual applications.

Closing date for all applications: November 13th 2010.

Applications (in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese) should be submitted (as print materials) to:

Prof. Marco Zingano
Philosophy Department
Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 315
05508-900 São Paulo, SP

More information can be obtained in these sites:

Research Project: philosophy-plato-aristotle/
USP Department of Philosophy (
Journal of Ancient Philosophy (

For information not available in these sites, please contact Prof. Marco Zingano at .