Appel à contribution sur les présocratiques, 30 spetembre (pour un colloque en janvier 2012)

International Association for Presocratic Studies

Third biennial Conference: January 9-13, 2012

Mérida (Yucatán, México), CEPHCIS UNAM

Call for papers

The International Association for Presocratic Studies (IAPS, founded 2008) announces its third conference, to be held from the 9th to the 13th of January, 2012. The meeting will be hosted by the Peninsular Center for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (CEPHCIS) in the city of Mérida, state of Yucatán, Mexico, with the support of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

We understand the Presocratics to be the figures whose fragments and testimonies are collected in Hermann Diels’ Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, edited by Walther Kranz. These figures include
cosmologists, anti-cosmologists, sophists, philosophical poets, Pythagoreans, and other intellectuals dedicated to an explanation of the world and human affairs, from Thales down to the time of Socrates (and shortly thereafter, according to Diels’ non-chronological understanding of ‘Presocratic’). We recognize the need for philosophical, philological, textual, doxographical, historical, literary, and religious studies, as well as studies of the reception of Presocratic thought.

Proposals for papers on any Presocratic topic, problem or author are welcome. Submission of abstracts (maximum 300 words) should be addressed to Enrique Hülsz (

Deadline for submission of abstracts is July 30th, 2011.

All submissions will be reviewed by a Committee appointed by the Council of the IAPS. Accepted proposals will be notified not later than October 1st, 2011, and will receive an official invitation to give a paper at the conference.

Full papers should be submitted both in MS Word and PDF format by November 30th, 2011.

• Papers may be written and read in English, Spanish, French, German or Italian.
• For presentation it’s recommended that a full English version or a good English abstract and/or handout be made available to the audience.
• If the paper contains untransliterated Greek, a Unicode font should be used.
Format guidelines are:
• Maximum length for the printout version is 3,000 words, exclusive of footnotes and bibliography.
• Maximum length for oral presentation is 2,000 words (20-minute reading time).

PS/ for queries about membership and updates to mailing list, contact:

Daniel W. Graham
Department of Philosophy
4086 JFSB
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602
(801) 422-2223 Fax (801) 422-9742

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