Call for Papers

We are delighted to announce a 2-day conference, organized by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in collaboration with the Australian Research Council and Macquarie University, Australia on

The Reception of Plato in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages

The conference will take place at the University of Athens, 8-9 June 2020, just prior to the ISNS conference (Athens, 10-14 June, American College at Athens). We have co-ordinated the two events to facilitate the participation of local and international delegates, but please note that the two events are run independently. News about our conference can be found on

Our Approach:

Taking start from our common interest in the Platonic tradition and its reception in later periods, our collaboration has to date yielded one edited volume (The Neoplatonists and their Heirs, Brill, 2020, ed. Ken Parry and E. Anagnostou-Laoutides), while a second one is anticipated to host select papers from the conference. We now wish to expand our network of co-thinkers and thus, we welcome papers on any aspect of Platonic reception, both in the Byzantine East and the Latin West, in philosophical, literary and/or theological texts. Confirmed Speakers include (in alphabetical order):

-Prof Dirk Baltzly (University of Tasmania)

-Prof Kevin Corrigan (Emory University)

-Prof Lloyd Gerson (Toronto University)

-Prof Ilaria Ramelli (Durham University/ “Angelicum” University/ Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan)

Please, send abstracts of circa 300 words to the conference organisers by 15th December 2019. Accepted speakers will be notified by 15th January 2020.

Our emails are:

We look forward to receiving your contributions,


Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides (MQ) – George Steiris (UoA)– George Arabatzis (UoA)