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Call for panels for the 16th annual ISNS conference, to be held in Los Angeles on June 13-16, 2018, in conjunction with Loyola Marymount University.

Anyone interested in organizing a panel at the conference should send a brief description of the panel along with its title and the name(s) and email address(es) of the contact person(s) to the conference organizers:

Eric Perl:

David Albertson:

Marilynn Lawrence:

John Finamore:

Panel descriptions are due to us by January 22, 2018. I will email the list of proposed panels to the ISNS membership before February 5. Panel organizers are responsible for choosing and collecting abstracts for their panels. They should notify the organizers of their decisions by February 26. Abstracts should be no more than one page, single spaced.

We also welcome individual abstracts for papers that do not fall under any of the announced panels. Please send those abstracts (again, one-page maximum) to the four conference organizers above.

All abstracts, whether individual or for inclusion in panels, are due by February 26, 2018. Papers may be presented in English, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, or Italian. It is recommended that those delivering papers in languages other than English provide printed copies to their audience at the conference.

Participants are limited to one paper per conference.

Please note that anyone giving a paper at the conference must be a member of the ISNS. You may sign up and pay dues on the website of the Philosophy Documentation Center

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Dues are $60.00 per year ($20.00 for students and retirees).

Participants may give only one paper at the conference and therefore should submit only one abstract.


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The mission of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies is to promote the study of the philosophy of Plato and its long tradition from all perspectives. Since its formation in 1973 the ISNS has grown in both size and influence, with members now in Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Americas. Its work is broadly focused on Plato's writings and their interpretation by his student Aristotle through to their continuing influence in the 21st century. This includes philosophical, historical, and literary perspectives on this tradition as well as Pagan, Christian, Jewish, Islamic and other religious interpretations. The Society organizes annual conferences in the summer, and supports national and international conferences and various panels throughout the year. Beginning in 2007, annual membership in the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies includes the option of a subscription to International Journal of the Platonic Tradition, which will be published under the auspices of the Society by Brill Academic Publishers.

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