After the Socratica Conferences (Socratica 2005, held in Senigallia, Socratica 2008, held in Napoli, and Socratica 2012 held in Trento), and the respective proceedings published in 2008, 2010 and 2013, we are pleased to announce the SOCRATICA IV Conference to be held in Buenos Aires on November 13-16, 2018 at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
We invite submissions of proposals related to any of the following areas:
a) The figure and thought of Socrates
b) Socratic and anti-Socratic literature, i.e. texts and fragments of Ancient Comedy, first-generation Socratics, Polycrates, Isocrates and so on
c) Philosophy and thought of the first-generation Socratics
d) Historiographical problems related to the Socratic circle
e) Key notions, such as sophistes and philosophos, before, during, and after Socrates time
Call for papers
Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts (500-700 words, better if combined with a shorter abstract) in English as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file prepared for blind review. Please, provide also information about your affiliation and contact details in a separate file.. All that should be submitted to socrática.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submissions of proposals: April 30, 2018. Presentations should be conducted in English, Italian, Spanish, French, German or Portuguese.
The International Association for Socratic Studies
In view of this conference, the possibility to establish a learned society named as above (or otherwise) is being considered. The leading idea is that between the areas covered by the IAPS and, resp., the IPS there is a considerable gap. So, why not to do something in order to ensure that an extremely fertile season of Greek thought becomes the subject of regular meetings comparable to those on the Presocratics and Plato?
Participants are therefore cordially invited to evaluate this option and start exchanges, or even drafts, about it. Indeed, to circulate them in advance would be certainly helpful.