Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Happy New Year to all !
XI Symposium Platonicum: Brasília (4-8 July, 2016)
The organization of the XI Symposium Platonicum (4-8 July, 2016) is in full sail! Around 170 submissions were evaluated by the Executive Committee through the double-blind review system.
The final papers, plus a summary (400 to 800 words) in a second language, are expected by the 1st of April. The reason for the inclusion of a summary in a second language is to ensure a full understanding of all papers in order to promote discussion among all members. Of course, participants without a paper are most welcome.
Check the website www.plato2016.org for registration details and for further news about the venue. We hope to post the final program on the Symposium website in early May, so please keep an eye on the Symposium website (www.plato2016.org) or follow XI Symposium Platonicum on Facebook.
The General Assembly will be held on the afternoon of July 7, Thursday. The election of regional representatives will be held there, and nominations, signed by at least two members in good standing, may be sent to the BOC by July 6.
Proposals for the XIII Symposium Platonicum (2022)
We are also welcoming proposals to host the 2022 XIII Symposium Platonicum. A letter expressing willingness to host such a meeting should be submitted to the BOC, signed by a member in good standing, with the details of the venue proposed, by the end of June 15, 2016. The proposals will be immediately posted on IPS website, and the General Assembly will express its opinion July 7, 2016.
Dissertations Prize Results
We are delighted to announce, on behalf of Professor Franco Ferrari, head of the IPS Editorial Committee, that we have a winner for the Conrado Eggers Lan Prize for outstanding dissertations in the field of Platonic studies. Evaluation has been carried out by an ad hoc Committee, chosen by the Editorial Committee and coordinated by Franco Ferrari: Mario Vegetti, Luc Brisson, Francesco Fronterotta, Lesley Brown, Alonso Tordesillas, Francisco Gonzalez, Francisco Lisi, Marcelo Boeri, Irmgard Männlein-Robert and Mauro Tulli.
The winning dissertation is Sergio di Girolamo’s Il tutto, l’intero e l’uno: alcuni temi del confronto platonico con Parmenide nel Parmenide, nel Teeteto e nel Sofista. Tutor: Aldo Brancacci. Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”.
The Committee has also decided to recognize the merit of two more candidates: Matthew Duncombe (second) and Tosca Lynch (third). We would like to express our deep gratitude to the evaluators and to all the candidates. The opportunity of publication of the dissertation as a book in one of the leading IPS Series dissertation has been offered the prize-winning.
Our Plato Journal issue n. 15 is about to come out. We would like to invite IPS members to contribute to our Plato with articles and reviews. Manuscripts should be submitted online:
We are very much looking forward to meeting all of you in Brasilia next July.
Our warmest regards,
Francisco Bravo (Caracas)
Gabriele Cornelli (Brasília)