CFP: The Third Central European Graduate Conference in Ancient Philosophy

Submission deadline: July 15, 2022

Conference date(s):
October 13, 2022 - October 15, 2022

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

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The Third Central European Graduate Conference in Ancient Philosophy, hosted by the University of Vienna, continues a series of earlier conferences that took place at ELTE and CEU in Budapest (2017) and at Charles University in Prague (2019). Our goal is to bring together graduate students based in the Central European region (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland) who are working on innovative and groundbreaking doctoral projects in ancient philosophy. We are aiming to provide them with an ideal opportunity to present their work, receive comments from fellow students and faculty, and lead a discussion session on topics arising from their research. Participants of the conference will also have the opportunity to take part in two close-reading workshops led by our keynote speakers.

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Angela Ulacco (KU Leuven, ERC Project ‘Not another history of Platonism (PlatoViaAristotle)’)
  • Prof. Dr. Riccardo Chiaradonna (Università Roma Tre)

We invite graduate students and early-career researchers (within two years of completion of their degree) from a variety of disciplines in the humanities—history of philosophy, classics, history of science, Byzantine studies, and Papyrology—to submit philosophically-oriented abstracts (500–1000 words) on any topic in the field of ancient thought.  Submissions should focus on substantive discussion with the central thesis presented in the first paragraph. Please submit your abstract in PDF prepared for anonymous review, and include your full name, institution and year of study in the accompanying email.

Please submit your abstract to [email protected]. The submission deadline is Friday, 15 July 2022.

Besides the quality of the abstracts, diversity will be a criterion of the selection. We aim to represent as broad a range of Central European universities as possible. We especially welcome applications from members of groups that are currently underrepresented in the field of ancient philosophy. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, 29 July. We kindly request that successful applicants send the final version of their paper (as well as any related handouts or other materials) to their respondent three weeks prior to the actual presentation. Participants will be offered up to 30 minutes to present their paper and research project. They will then receive a 15-minute response from an early-career or senior researcher working on similar issues, followed by 30 minutes of general discussion.

According to current planning, accommodation will be provided by the organizers for the duration of the conference. A limited amount of travel funds will be available to cover or subsidize travel costs.

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