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CALL. 06.06.2016: The Third Canadian Colloquium for Ancient Philosophy - Hamilton (Canada)








LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Mark Johnstone ; Sean Michael Pead Coughlin ; Michael Griffin ; Riin Sirkel


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McMaster University warmly invites the submission of proposals in either French or English for individual papers and poster presentations for the Third Canadian Colloquium for Ancient Philosophy. We invite submissions in all areas of Ancient Philosophy, and we welcome submissions from graduate and postgraduate students.

The list of confirmed speakers and roundtable presenters includes

  • James Allen (University of Toronto)

  • David Bronstein (Georgetown University)

  • Benoît Castelnérac (Université de Sherbrooke)

  • Marguerite Deslauriers (McGill University)

  • Andrea Falcon (Concordia University)

  • Michael Griffin (University of British Columbia)

  • Devin Henry (University of Western Ontario)

  • Mariska Leunissen (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

  • Stephen Menn (McGill University)

  • Gerard Naddaf (York University)

  • Gisela Striker (Harvard University)

  • Charlotte Witt (University of New Hampshire)

For individual papers (with a presentation time of up to 25 minutes), please submit a paper of around 2,500 words. For poster presentations, please submit an abstract (including a title) of about 300–500 words.

Papers and abstracts should be prepared for blind review. In an email message to which your proposal is attached please include your name, academic affiliation and postal address.

Papers and abstracts must be received by 6 June 2016 to be considered for the colloquium. The selection panel will notify those who submitted of its decision by the end of June. Please email your submissions (in .rtf, .doc, .pdf format)

Submission guidelines

Individual papers

Please send papers of around 2,500 words with their title to by 6 June 2016. In the email to which your paper is attached, please include your name, institutional affiliation and preferred postal address. You will be notified by the end of June of the status of your proposal. Successful candidates will be allotted a 50-minute time slot, comprising a 25-minute presentation, and 25 minutes for questions and discussion. Presentations can be summaries of longer papers, and papers will be distributed in advance.

Poster presentations

Posters provide an opportunity to present and discuss your work (research project, PhD topic) during the poster session and at other times during the conference, and they allow authors and participants to connect and engage in discussion about the presented work. There will be two scheduled sessions during which presenters will be expected to stand by their posters and discuss their work. Posters should be 24 inches (60 centimeters) high by 36 inches (90 centimeters) wide.

Although the presentation will be in the form of a poster, the submission itself should be in the form of an abstract describing the work. Please send your abstract (300-500 words, include a title) to by 6 June 2016. In an email to which your proposal is attached please include your name, institutional affiliation and preferred postal address. Please also indicate whether you would like to serve as a commentator if your proposal is not accepted. You will be notified by the end of June of the status of your proposal.

All submissions

If electronic submission is impossible, please mail to:

Mark Johnstone, Department of Philosophy, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8

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