Eighth Conference of the
for Presocratic Studies
Belo Horizonte (Brazil),
July 1st to 5th, 2024
7th Conference of International Association for Presocratic Studies
Delphi, 27 June - 1st July 2022
Call for papers
International Association for Presocratic Studies
Eighth Biennial Conference
July 1st - 5th, 2024 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Chair of Organizing Committee: Miriam Peixoto
Call for Abstracts
We are glad to announce the Eighth Biennial Conference of the International Association for Presocratic Studies, to be held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.The meeting will take place at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil 1-5 July 2024 (http://www.ufmg.br).
IAPS understands “Presocratics” to be the figures for whom either fragments of their work or relevant testimonia are collected in Hermann Diels’ Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker (6th edn. 1951, edited by Walther Kranz). IAPS welcomes presentations on philosophical, philological, textual, doxographical, scientific, historical, literary and religious topics having to do with the Presocratics, on connections between Presocratic thought and other figures and areas of intellectual activity (e.g., mathematics, medicine or music), and on the reception of Presocratic thought in antiquity and later times. IAPS welcomes participation from scholars at all stages of their careers, from graduate students to senior figures in the field.
We invite scholars and students to submit abstracts regarding any aspect of Presocratic thought, in the following format:
A two-page proposal for a twenty-minute talk (followed by a ten-minute discussion) should be sent in pdf format to
The subject line of the message should be “IAPS 8 Proposal”.
The first page of the proposal should be a cover page containing the following information:
Author’s name (as you would like it to appear in the program)
Author’s title or position (e.g., Graduate Student, Independent Scholar,
Author’s country (location of residence, work, self-identification)
Title of Paper
Author’s e-mail address
The second page should contain the title and the abstract (max. 300 words) in English. Unicode fonts should be used, to avoid problems in rendering Greek or other non-Latin characters.
To ensure anonymity in the refereeing process, do not put your name on this page.
Submitted abstracts will be blind reviewed by a committee appointed by the Council of IAPS.
The decision of the committee will be communicated via e-mail to authors of abstracts.
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: November 30th, 2023.
Communication of decision of the IAPS committee: January 15th, 2024.
Authors whose proposals have been accepted will receive an official invitation to present the paper at the conference.
The conference will be held in person.
While you are free to give your talk in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish. Keep in mind that not everybody can follow a fast-paced, argument-packed lecture in all of them. In order to be inclusive, and to receive as much engagement as possible, we suggest that you prepare one handout in English.
Membership in IAPS
Not required as a condition for submitting a proposal.
IAPS has no membership dues.
Scholars who wish to be enrolled as members of IAPS (which is simply a matter of being put on our mailing list) should contact us via the following address:
Information about the venue can be found at our site:
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