CFP: Archai: Proclus Diadochus of Constantinople and his Abrahamic interpreters
Submission deadline: Friday, September 14 2012
Wednesday, December 12 2012 - Sunday, December 16 2012
Fatih University and Yildiz University
In commemoration of the 1600th anniversary of the birth in Constantinople of Proclus, fourth last head of the Platonic Academy, we invite scholars to present papers both on Proclus’ own thought and his reception in the Abrahamic traditions.
Prof. Carlos Steel (K.U. Leuven) will give the keynote lecture. Prof. Wayne J. Hankey (Dalhousie University / University of King’s College (Halifax)) will give the plenary lecture on the Christian reception. Prof. Dimitri Gutas (Yale University), the Islamic reception. Prof. Tzvi Langermann (Bar-Ilan University), the Jewish reception. Prof. D. O’Meara (Universität Freiburg) will give a public lecture on Proclus’ influence on the architecture of the Haggia Sophia, together with a choral concert of sacred music by the chamber choir, ChorIstanbul.
Papers will be 20-25 minutes long, although there may be some flexibility given some merit. Please submit an abstract of approximately 500 words by September 14, 2012 to David Butorac at Proclusinistanbul@gmail.com
The advisory committee includes:
Carlos Steel (K.U. Leuven)
Wayne J. Hankey (Dalhousie / University of King’s College (Halifax))
Dimitri Gutas (Yale University)
Marije Martijn (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
Bert van den Berg (Leiden)
Dominic O’Meara (Freibourg)