CFP | Ancient Philosophy in Early Modern Europe

Applications Due: January 21, 2017, 7PM PST

The deadline for Ancient Philosophy in Early Modern Europe is fast approaching. The conference, to be held at Princeton University in May, will explore the reception of Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy in the philosophy of the Early Modern period in Europe.  It will bring together scholars in Classics, Philosophy, History of Science, and related disciplines.  We expect to fund or subsidize travel and accommodation for all accepted speakers.


Confirmed speakers:

Christia Mercer (Columbia)

Jessica Moss (NYU)

Peter Anstey (Sydney)

Benjamin Morison (Princeton)

Daniel Garber (Princeton)


Call for Abstracts:

We are seeking relatively long abstracts (max. 1200 words) for papers 30-35 minutes in length.

Papers may treat of any aspect of the impact of ancient philosophy on the thought of Early Modern Europe.  We also welcome papers on the textual and editorial transmission of Ancient Philosophy in earlier periods, especially the Islamicate and Byzantine reception and transmission.

Special consideration may be given to papers relating to the interests of our invited speakers:

- Geometry and geometrical method in philosophy

- Skepticism

- Platonic and Platonist epistemology

- Theory of Science

- Biology and zoology

- Chemistry

- Physics and mechanism


Submission Information and Guidelines:

Please send an anonymized abstract (with title) of up to 1200 words, along with a document containing your name, contact details, and the title of your proposed paper.  If you are a graduate student, please indicate on your cover letter that you are applying for a graduate student presentation slot.  Documents must be in .pdf or .doc format.

Abstracts must be submitted via email to by the submission deadline of 10:00 PM EST, January 21st, 2017.  All abstracts will be subject to a process of blind review, and applicants will receive a response within ten days of the submission deadline.

Questions may be directed to the organizers, Tom Davies ( and Erin Islo (