Call for abstracts
International Association for Presocratic Studies

The International Association for Presocratic Studies (IAPS, founded in 2008) announces its Sixth Biennial Conference. The meeting will take place at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Greece 25-29 June 2018.

IAPS understands “Presocratics” to be the figures for whom either fragments of their work or relevant testimonia are collected in Hermann Diels’ Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker (6th edn. 1951, edited by Walther Kranz). IAPS welcomes presentations on philosophical, philological, textual, doxographical, scientific, historical, literary and religious topics having to do with the Presocratics, on connections between Presocratic thought and other figures (e.g., the Sophists) and other areas of intellectual activity (e.g., mathematics, medicine or music), and on the reception of Presocratic thought in antiquity and later times.

IAPS welcomes participation from scholars at all stages of their careers, from graduate students to senior figures in the field.
Information about the venue can be found (in Greek) at <> and (in English at <>.





25 Jun 2018 > Ocorrido há 1030 dias
25 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
16 Set 2017 - 16 Nov 2017
European Cultural Centre of Delphi (Delphi, Greece)

Prof. Richard McKirahan,

Submission of proposals/abstracts.


Two-page proposals for papers, in the form of abstracts (maximum 300 words) should be sent in pdf format to: Prof. Richard McKirahan, <>.
The title line of the message should be “IAPS 6 Proposal”
The first page of the proposal should be a cover page containing the following information:
Author’s name (as you would like it to appear in the program)
Author’s institution
Author’s title or position (e.g., Graduate Student, Independent Scholar, Associate
Author’s Country/Countries (location of residence, work, self-identification)
Title of Paper
Author’s e-mail address
The second page should contain the abstract. To ensure anonymity in the refereeing process, do not put your name on this page.

Authors of proposals are asked to observe two deadlines:
(i) submission of abstracts, 16 November 2017; (ii) submission of full copy of paper (after acceptance of proposal), 1 April 2018.
Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by a program committee appointed by the Council of IAPS. The decision of the program committee will be communicated via e--mail to authors of abstracts not later than 15 January 2018. Authors whose proposals have been accepted will receive an official invitation to present a paper at the conference.
• Papers may be written in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Greek.
• For papers written in languages other than English, it is recommended that a full English version be prepared by the author in time for distribution to the audience at the conference.
• If the paper contains untransliterated Greek, a Unicode font should be used.
• Maximum length of the full copy of the paper is 3,000 words, exclusive of footnotes and bibliography.

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