In the northern hemisphere the leaves are turning to yellow and red, in southern climes there are green spring shoots, and it’s Stoicon season everywhere! Here’s a round-up of what’s coming up in a busy month for Modern Stoicism around the world.
Conversations with Modern Stoicism
October 7 @ 9 am – 10.30 am CDT
Conversations with Modern Stoicism is an online event that brings together experts in philosophy and personal development to explore the ancient wisdom of Stoicism and its relevance to modern life.
We will open with introductions and a short presentation by our expert presenter.
After a short Q&A session, we will then break the audience into discussion groups with a question and topic. More information and registration here.
About the Presenter:
William Irvine is a leading contemporary thinker and writer on Stoicism. He is a (former) Professor of Philosophy at Wright State University and has written extensively on ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. Irvine’s book A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (2009) has helped spark renewed popular and academic interest in Stoicism.
Stoicon 2023 Lightning Talks
October 20 @ 5 pm – 6.30 pm GMT
Live short talks by 6 speakers involved in Modern Stoicism, led by Harald Kavli and Kathryn Koromilas, opened and followed by 15-minute social breakouts for audience, hosts and speakers. Each short talk will be no more than 5 minutes, followed by 3 minutes of Q&A.
If you would like to be one of the speakers, please send a script or recording of your proposed talk, as well as a short bio which can be used for the introduction, to Harald and Kathryn no later than October 13th.
Stoicon 2023 – Beautiful Stoics
October 21 @ 10.00 am – 5.00 pm UTC-4
Should we be indifferent to beauty? Discover Stoic views on beauty, how to appreciate beauty, and how beauty can help us to cultivate virtue.
Join a stellar line-up of speakers to explore these fascinating themes. Bookings and more information via Eventbrite here.
Stoicon-X Melbourne 2023
October 28 @ 9.00 am- 4.30 pm AEDT
The Greek Centre, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC
In-person (online tickets also available)
Our speakers will include Donald Robertson (by Zoom), Dr Tegan Gleeson on Seneca’s Consolations, and the Rev Tim Costello AO. Tickets and more information here.
Stoicon-X Hannover 2023
October 28 @ 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm CEST
Haus der Religionen, Böhmerstraẞe 8, Hannover
Key speaker Prof. Dr Stefan Dienstbeck will discuss Stoic anthropology and its implications for putting the philosophy into practice, followed by discussions with members of Haus der Religionen and audience members. Tickets and more information here.
Stoicon-X Paris 2023
November 25 @ 0930 am – 6:00 pm
Université Paris-Dauphine PSL
Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
75016 — Paris
Organized by Stoa Gallica
Speakers include Michael Pichat, Jérôme Robin, Maël Goarzin.
Tickets and more information here.