Friday, January 6, 2023

 Call for papers

Conference: International Society of Neoplatonic Studies
Panel: Theandrites: Byzantine Philosophy and Christian Platonism (284-1453)
Date of Conference: 13-18 June 2023
Venue: Catania, Sicily, Italy
Conference website

Deadline: 16th January 2023
One page abstract to be sent to Sarah Wear ( and Frederick Lauritzen (
Papers presented in Athens will be considered for publication in the series Theandrites: Studies in Byzantine Philosophy and Christian Platonism (284-1453) (after peer review)

This panel focuses on the reception of Platonism in the Christian philosophy of the Byzantine era (4th-15th centuries), an era marking the creation of a unique dialogue between Hellenic Platonism and the theology of the Church Fathers and Byzantine Christians.  The panel is open to all issues relating to Byzantine Platonism.  This includes: Christians in the Greek-speaking East and their relationship to the Latin tradition in the West, as well as the Christian Platonism found in contemporary church fathers, the Greek-speaking Christians in late antique Gaza, Athens, and Alexandria; the philosophical theology of Pseudo-Dionysius, Maximus, and John Damascene; the later reception of Platonic theories on the soul, time, and eternity, and metaphysics, as well as ritual among Greek Christians and Hellenes.  We welcome papers that trace Platonic ideas, terminology, and methodology as they move throughout the Eastern Roman Empire and the Byzantine Orthodox world.


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