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.
The Ancient Philosophy Society now as a presence on Facebook. For those of you who are members or who are just following the happenings of the Society, we invite you to become a member of our Facebook Group and a fan of our Facebook Page.
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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.
We are very pleased to announce that the annual session of the Ancient Philosophy Society at the Society for Phenomenology and Existentialist Philosophy will be held this year on Thursday, October 16th from 9am to noon at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Our speakers this year will be:
- John McCumber, University of California at Los Angeles
“Infinite Life vs. fundamentum Inconcussum: Ennead III.7 (“On Time and Eternity”)
- Arlene Saxonhouse, University of Michigan
“Socrates and Tyranny”
If you will attend SPEP this year or live in the area, please plan to attend this session. The discussion is always lively and insightful.
The full SPEP program is available here.