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APS at the New School

We have just completed a very successful conference at the New School this year. The program is accessible in .pdf format here.  

The entire Society would like to thank the New School for its generous support and, in particular, Claudia Baracchi, for her excellent planning and tireless work to make this a stimulating, elegant and excellent conference.   She also had help from some excellent graduate students, including: David Craig, Daniel Restrepo, Christopher Roberts, Fanny Soderback, Meghan Robison, Naz Su Madenci and Jeffrey Golub.

Here is a picture of some of us at the Banquet on Saturday, April 12th. The photo is courtesy of Kalliopi Nikolopoulou of SUNY Buffalo. Thanks Kalliopi!

Registration Reminder

If you plan to attend the Annual Meeting of the APS this April at the New School, please note that you have until March 27th, 2008 to register at the $75 rate for individual faculty members ($25 for faculty who are already members of the APS for 2008-09). 

After this date, registration will cost will cost individual faculty members $85 (or $35 for 2008-09 APS members) to register for the conference.

Please register here now!  It will help us with our planning and save you money too.

Wellington Hotel Update

Anyone planning to stay at the Wellington Hotel should make their reservations as soon as possible. The Wellington has changed its reservation system and they are overbooked for the period of the conference.  They will continue to honor the deal they have with us, but they ask that those intending to stay at the Wellington make their reservations as soon as possible. 

For information regarding all the hotels for the conference, see this post.

To register for the conference, click here to go to the Philosophy Documentation Center APS Conference Registration page.

For the program, click here.


2008 APS Conference Program

The final program has now been set for the 2008 Ancient Philosophy Society meeting in New York, hosted by Claudia Baracchi and the New School for Social Research.

To download and view a copy of the program in pdf format, please click here.

Many thanks to Claudia and Chris Roberts as well as to the entire program committee who did an excellent job putting together a program from so many excellent submissions.

To register for the conference, click here to link to the Philosophy Documentation Center APS conference registration page.

For hotel information, see this post.

Conference Program Almost Final

This year’s program for the Ancient Philosophy Society’s meeting at the New School in New York is almost final. For those of you trying to make plans, see this post for hotel information, and note that the conference is set to begin on Thursday the 10th at 2pm and it will end on Sunday the 13th after a keynote address by Barbara Cassin scheduled from 11:15am to 1pm.If at all possible, please plan your trip so that you will be able to stay through Sunday at 1pm.Once the program is finalized, it will be posted.

Unprecedented Number of Submissions Received

This year the Ancient Philosophy Society received over 100 submissions for its Spring 2008 annual meeting at the New School in New York City. While the Society is very impressed by the overall quality of these submissions, the record number of submissions poses specific problems for a program that can only accept a very limited number of submissions each year. Our aim is to be as inclusive as possible without sacrificing our commitment to scholarly excellence. Historically, the format of the program has been to have plenary sessions exclusively. While we are considering various ways to expand the number of people on the program, we have been hesitant to introduce concurrent sessions because we have long sought to cultivate the spirit of community and conversation that plenary sessions generate.Final decisions about the program are in the process of being made. However, before the program is set, we want to thank all of you who have submitted papers for your interest in the Ancient Philosophy Society. For those of you who are not accepted onto the program this year, please do not be discouraged as decisions were made with an eye to ensuring a rich diversity of approach and content.

2008 APS Conference Hotels

The hotel information for the Spring 2008 Ancient Philosophy Society conference (register here) at the New School in New York is now available. Blocks of rooms are reserved at three hotels, each with different rates and locations. Members are responsible for making their own reservations (please mention New School/Ancient Philosophy Society rate).  Please reserve rooms a far ahead of time as possible as the NYC hotel rates fluctuate and are particularly high in the spring.

Wellington Hotel Rates do not include Taxes
  • 871 Seventh Avenue at 55th St.New York, NY 10019
  • Phone: (212) 247-3900, ext. 7750
  • Toll Free: (800) 652-1212, ext. 7750
  • Fax: (212) 581-1350E-mail: sales@wellingtonhotel.com
  • $200 (Double bed, up to two people)
  • $220 (2 Beds, up to two people)
  • $220 (Queen bed, up to two people)
  • $270 (2 Double beds, 4 people max.)
  • $290 (1BR Suite, 4 people max.)


The reservation cut off date is March 9, 2008. After the cut off date, reservations will be accepted based on availability.

Washington Square Hotel Rates do not include Taxes
  • 103 Waverly Place New York, New York 10011-9194
  • Phone: (212) 777-9515
  • Toll Free: (800) 222-0418
  • Fax: (212 ) 979-8373
  • $235 Deluxe Queen


To reserve, participants will have to mention Group No. 061704-2086 (or New School/Ancient Philosophy Society rate). The reservation cut off date is: Feb 13, 2008.

Regency Inn and Suites Rates do not include Taxes
  • 215 West 34th St. New York, NY 10001
  • Phone: (212) 947-5050
  • Fax: (212) 268-4829
  • Reserve: (212) 594-4732
  • $169 (1 bed, up to two people)
  • $189 (2 Beds, up to four people)


The reservation cut off date is March 9, 2008.In addition to these contracts, other hotels that are decent and affordable in the area of the New School include:

  • Hotel Grand Union
  • Chelsea Savoy
  • Wolcott
  • Larchmont

Online Registration for Spring 2008 Conference

It is now possible to register online through the Philosophy Documentation Center for the Eighth Annual independent meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society to be held at the New School for Social Research in New York, April 10-13, 2008.The link to register is: http://www.pdcnet.org/2008-APS-Registration.html.The conference registration fee, together with 2008-09 membership dues in the Ancient Philosophy Society, is $75 for individuals and $30 for students with valid ID. The conference registration fee for APS members already paid for 2008-09 is $25 for individuals and $5 for students.The registration deadline at these rates is March 27, 2008. Registrations submitted after that date will be charged an additional $10 ($85 for non- or renewing member or $35 for current members).If you are uncertain about your membership status, the registration webpage has a link to allow you to check your status. Please register early to avoid the late penalty and to facilitate the planning process.

2008 Call for Papers

The Eighth Annual Independent meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society will be held in New York City at the New School for Social Research on April 10-13, 2008.Papers on any topic in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy are invited. Papers should be no more than 3000 words, 30 minutes reading time. Panel proposals will be considered, though they should be as complete as possible. Please prepare papers for blind review, with personal information on a cover sheet. Abstracts will not be considered.

Deadline: 15 November 2007

Inquiries and submissions (four paper copies plus one electronic copy, prepared for blind review) should be directed to:

Claudia BaracchiDepartment of PhilosophyThe New School for Social Research79 Fifth AvenueNew York, NY 10003

Please, for electronic submissions or inquiries use only this email address: submissions@ancientphilosophysociety.orgThe call for papers is now available for download in pdf format.