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An announcement from the organizers of the West Coast Plato Workshop:

The 2022 West Coast Plato Workshop will be on Plato’s Republic Book 1-4. It will take place May 27-29, 2022, at Stanford University.

We do intend this to be an in person conference (the pandemic permitting). But we also understand that some people’s circumstances may not allow them to attend an person event. We will make the conference available via Zoom and if anyone whose paper is accepted is unable to attend in person, we’ll work with her to make it possible for her present via Zoom. Although we still intend it to be in person, we can make some exceptions if need be.

Submissions should consist in two separate pages: (i) the title of the paper, name(s), academic rank(s), affiliation(s), and email contact of the author(s); (ii) title and 500-word abstract prepared for blind review. Submissions should be double-spaced in 12 point font. MSWord or PDF formats only. The paper presentation at the conference should be about 40 minutes in length.

Refereeing for submissions will be blind and will be done by the present host of the WCPW along with members of the WCPW program committee and other WCPW-affiliated scholars.

We are also soliciting volunteers for those willing to serve as commentators and session chairs. So please also email if you wish to volunteer as either a commentator or session chair. Funding for travel and lodging will not be available. Additional details will be provided in updates as they become available.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: NOVEMBER 1, 2021, 5pm West Coast time. Please send paper proposals and/or volunteer as a commentator or chair to