19 June 2006

Philebus in Dublin

Just received by e-mail:

International Plato Society

Call for Papers for the 2007 Meeting in Dublin on the Philebus

The Executive Committee of the IPS, at its meeting in Como, has fixed Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, as a deadline for the receipt of abstracts of papers to be considered for presentation at the July, 2007 meeting in Dublin on the Philebus. Such abstracts should not exceed 500 words, and should be presented on not more than two pages. Topics may concern any aspect of the dialogue itself, or of the history of its interpretation, ancient or modern. The privilege of submitting papers is confined to paid-up members of the Society.

The papers will be evaluated by the members of the committee over the following two months, and notifications will be sent out early in January 2007, well before the deadline for registration for the conference, which will probably be February 1.

Anyone wishing to submit a paper can apply for membership of the IPS by contacting Prof. John Dillon, School of Classics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland and dillonj@tcd.ie and a membership form can be sent by attachment.

Brendan O'Byrne, Secretary to the President, IPS

Is it common to require membership for the mere submission of a paper? One might have thought that a good scheme for increasing membership in the society, if that were desired, would be to have open submission but the requirement of membership and paid dues for actually reading a paper in Dublin.

(I'm wondering, too, why the Program Committee of BACAP doesn't hold its meetings in Como!)