2017 Calls for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS: APS 2018 AT Emory University

Ancient Philosophy Society

18th Annual Independent Meeting

Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

April 26-April 29, 2018

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 APS2018@emory.edu. Deadline: November 22, 2017. 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 Submission implies that the paper is entirely the author’s own unpublished work and that, where appropriate, the contributions of others are acknowledged.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 2018, 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.

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: www.ancientphilosophysociety.org.

Please direct all inquiries to APS2018@emory.edu.

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 (www.collegiumphaenomenologicum.org) for information on how to apply.

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: www.hellenisticphilsociety.org/meetings<http://www.hellenisticphilsociety.org/meetings>. More information about the HPS, including scope and membership, can be found on the website.

Call For Papers: Central APA

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 here.