CFP: Pennsylvania Circle of Ancient Philosophy

Submission deadline: December 11, 2018

Conference date(s):
March 22, 2019 - March 24, 2019

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Conference Venue:

Villanova University, Villanova University
Villanova, United States

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Pennsylvania Circle of Ancient Philosophy

Annual Conference

 

Villanova University

Friday March 22 – Sunday March 24, 2019

Call for Papers: Due Tuesday, December 11, 2018

 

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Aryeh Kosman, Haverford College

Dr. Grace Ledbetter, Swarthmore College

  

Scholars, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates are encouraged to submit their work in any area of Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy and cognate fields (e.g., rhetoric, political theory, medicine, history). Special consideration will be given to authors working or living in Pennsylvania. We especially welcome submissions from members of underrepresented populations within philosophy.This year the conference will be hosted at Villanova University.


About PCAP:

The Pennsylvania Circle of Ancient Philosophy (PCAP) aims to foster a community of scholars committed to the study of ancient philosophy. To this end, PCAP provides the opportunity for Pennsylvania graduate students and faculty to meet and present papers at its annual conference. Additionally, PCAP organizes other events throughout the year, including workshops, intensive seminars, and group translation projects.

 

Guide for the submission abstracts:

There are four types of submissions accepted for this conference: 

1. Paper sessions  

2. Workshop on Contemporary Reception of Ancient Philosophy

3. Workshop on Teaching Ancient Philosophy

4. Roundtable Discussions

Please indicate which in the subject line of your email, with enclosure in PDF form, to: Pennancient@gmail.com (to which you may also address informational questions). You may submit multiple types in separate emails.

1. Paper sessions: Paper sessions will allow 30 minutes for presentation and discussion.

a. Abstracts should be 600 words

b. Include a representative bibliography

c. Prepare your abstract for blind review (no identifying names/information).

2. Workshop on Contemporary Reception of Ancient Philosophy: The Workshop will also allow 30 minutes for presentation and discussion. Submissions must address the theme of the workshop in a substantive way. The workshop aims to cull papers that examine the relevance of ancient philosophy to thinkers in the 20th century and beyond who investigate ancient thought in ways that are original and neglected by recent scholarship. In this vein, we particularly welcome papers that address diversity and explore the use made of ancient philosophy in a multicultural, global context.

a. Abstracts should be 600 words

b. Include a representative bibliography

c. Prepare your abstract for blind review (no identifying names/information).

3. Workshop on Teaching Philosophy: The Workshop will also allow 30 minutes for presentation and discussion. Submissions must address the theme of the workshop in a substantive way. The workshop aims to cull papers that examine innovative and effective pedagogical approaches to ancient philosophical texts. 

a. Abstracts should be 600 words

b. Include a representative bibliography

c. Prepare your abstract for blind review (no identifying names/information).

4. Roundtable discussions:  This conference will include multiple 90-120 minute structured round-table discussions about topics in ancient philosophy. We solicit participants for these round-tables who can address the topic in 10  minutes each and foster a conversation. For these discussions:

a. Please propose a topic.

b. Include a detailed description of the content of the presentation and role of all participants.

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