Just received by e-mail:
International Plato Society
Call for Papers for the 2007 Meeting in
The Executive Committee of the IPS, at its meeting in
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,
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!)