Plato’s Parmenides – Le Parménide de Platon

15-19 Juillet 2019 | Paris



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Symposium Platonicum XII : Plato’s Parmenides

The Call for Papers

The International Plato Society organizes a symposium on a single Platonic dialogue every three years. We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the XII Symposium Platonicum: Plato’s Parmenides.

The Symposium will take place July 15–19, 2019, in Paris.

Although the dialogue has been the object of intense scholarly scrutiny, many issues remain to be explored. Submissions on any aspect of the dialogue, including its presocratic sources as well as later reception, will be considered. We also would like to encourage papers that address issues in the dialogue’s second half since it has received relatively less attention.

Go to the CFP post

Results of the Call for Papers

The Executive Committee has reviewed a total of 167 abstracts, written in two languages, anonymously, regardless of positions between full member (senior) and associate members (PhD.) You will find below some statistics that, as we intend to, reflect the diversity and richness of the Society.

Submissions Selected papers 
Men 63% / Women 37% Men 59% / Women 41 %
English 59%, Italian 16 %, French 13%, Spanish 8%, German 4% English 64%, Italian 16%, French 12%, Spanish 4 %, German 4%
PHD 18 % PHD 17%
Countries : Italy (20%), US (13,7%), France (9,5%), Germany (7,7%), Spain (5,3%), Canada (4,1%), Argentina (3,5%), Brazil (3,5%), Russia (3%), United Kingdom (3%). All other countries are less than 2,3%. Countries : Italy (23%), US (14,5%), France and Germany (9,8%), Canada (6,2%), Spain (5,2%), UK and Brazil (4,1%) ; all other countries are below 4%.

Organizing committee

The Symposium is organized by the “Société d’Etudes Platoniciennes”, with the three co-presidents : Luc BRISSON, Arnaud MACÉ, Olivier RENAUT.

The Venue

Each morning sessions, plenary and parallel, and each early afternoon parallel sessions will take place at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA).

The INHA is located in a “Galerie”, the Galerie Colbert, in the “2ème arrondissement” of Paris, between “Place de la Bourse” and the “Jardin du Palais Royal”.

Address : 2, rue Vivienne or 6, rue des Petits-Champs, Paris IIe
– Métro : Bourse (line 3), Palais-Royal (line 1), Pyramides (line 1-14), Grands Boulevards (line 9), Richelieu Drouot (line 9).
– Bus : n°29 et n°39
The site is suitable for disabled persons.

The symposium will take place in three main rooms :

  • Auditorium : for parallels sessions and plenary sessions
  • Salle Vasari : for parallels sessions
  • Salle Benjamin : for parallels sessions

In the late afternoon of Monday and Tuesday, the plenary sessions will take place in the Quartier Latin (Sorbonne area).

  • Monday plenary session (for the Cornelia de Vogel Lecture) will take place at the Ecole normale supérieure, 29 rue d’Ulm, 75006 Paris, from 5:00pm to 7pm.
  • Tuesday plenary session will take place at Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne, Amphithéâtre Bachelard, from 5:00pm to 7pm.

For the evening plenary sessions :

  • Monday 17:00-19:00. Ecole Normale Supérieure, 45 rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris. (Roadmap : INHA – ENS)
  • Tuesday 17:00-19:00 : Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Amphithéâtre Bachelard, Entrée au 17 rue de la Sorbonne 75005 Paris ou au 54 rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris. (Roadmap : INHA – Paris 1)

Faq and Contact

Since the two area of the Symposium are easily reached by public transport, you can choose any location for your hotel. A vast majority of hotels appear more often cheaper on the internet than if we contact them individually, but here are some recommendations. We recommend you to check on or

Area of Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art
Hotel Vivienne**(3mn from the INHA) :
Hotel Baudelaire*** : (we have an agreement with them, for a fixed price : single room 125€, double room (single use): 155€ ; double room : 165€ : you could write to, saying that you reserve with the code : Colloque INHA – Parménide)

Area of Quartier Latin 
Hotel des Trois Collèges*** :
Hotel Claude Bernard Saint Germain*** :
Hotel le M Saint Germain*** :

Cheapest accommodations
Area of Louvre (very near the INHA) :
Area of Quartier Latin :
The hostel Jules Ferry (8 Boulevard Jules Ferry, Paris, 75011) is also a member of HiHostelInternational : and it is near the Republic area which is very pleasant and lively.

Of course, AirBnB might be the cheapest solution.

You will find below some roadmaps to guide you for the evening sessions and entertainments

Access to WiFi in the INHA is provided by two services:

  • You can use safely the eduroam network if you have already an account from your own institution. Note that the certificate may vary here, and Academics from the US especially may not succeed in joining eduroam here. You can reinstall and / or download a proper certificate here : (before the Symposium, or using the other WiFi network below)
  • You can use the SSID “INHA” (sometimes with a number), and when prompted, choose the Method “Invitation à la journée par courriel”. In giving you email, you will have access to the WiFi.

Every inquiries should be sent to

Partenaires – Sponsors – Supporting Bodies

The officiers of the IPS warmly thanks our sponsors, who support the Symposium Platonicum XII:

  • CNRS et Centre Jean Pépin, GIS Humanités
  • Labex HASTEC – EPHE
  • ENS Ulm -PSL
  • Cornelia de Vogel Foundation
  • Université Paris Nanterre
  • Institut Universitaire de France
  • L’institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA)
  • UMR8210 ANHIMA
  • Université Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Sorbonne-Université
  • Ambassade de Grèce à Paris
  • Academia Verlag – Nomos Verlag
  • And finally, we express our warmest thanks to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France