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Officers and Board
President: Jacquelyn Kegley, California State University, Bakersfield
Vice President: Michael Brodrick, Miami University of Ohio
Secretary: Daniel Brunson, Morgan State University
Treasurer: Tanya Jeffcoat, University of Central Arkansas
Kara Barnette, Westminster College
John Kaag, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
David Pfeifer, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
David Rodick, Xavier University
Distinguished At-Large Representative:
Hilary Putnam, Harvard University
Fellows (Past Presidents):
Dwayne Tunstall, Grand Valley State University
The Josiah Royce Society
Nevada County chapter
"Between Heaven and Earth:
The Progress of the Beloved Community."
A talk by Professor Randall Auxier
Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University
The talk will be about the religious background of Josiah Royce's family and how it affected his thought, specifically the utopian ideas in the part of New York they came from before journeying to California. These ideas will be explored and compared with John Bunyan’s “Pilgrim's Progress” and formed the roots of the idea of beloved community in Royce’s works.
Monday June 8th2015 at 7:00 p.m.
at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church
235 S. Church Street, Grass Valley, CA
The Josiah Royce Society was established in 2003 to encourage the study of the life and work of the American philosopher Josiah Royce. He was born in Grass Valley in 1855. He died in Cambridge, MA, in 1916 after an illustrious career as Harvard professor and international speaker.
“Our fellows are known to be real and have their inner life, because they are for each of us, the endless treasury of more ideas. They answer our questions, they tell us news, they make comments, they pass judgments, they express novel combinations of feelings and they relate to us stories, they argue with us, and take counsel with us…Our fellows furnish us with the constantly needed supplement to our own fragmentary meaning.”
JOSIAH ROYCE, The World and the Individual, II
(written in 1899 and 1901)
For further information:
Iven Lourie--530/277-5380 (cell)
Posted May 19th, 2015
DEADLINE EXTENDED to MAY 27th
Posted May 8th, 2015
13th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PERSONS
Aug. 3rd to Aug. 7th, 2015
Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers in any area or discipline are welcome, so long as their themes are of concern to the ideas and concepts of persons, personhood, and personality as a philosophical, theological, psychological, social, political, historical, creative or linguistic concern.
Papers must not exceed a length of 3000 words and should be prepared for anonymous review.
In the e-mail sent with the submission, we require the following eight items:
1. word count -3000 words maximum
2. author’s name
3. academic status (professor, unaffiliated, graduate student)
4. institutional affiliation (if any)
5. mailing address
6. e-mail address
7. the paper s title
8. an abstract -200 words maximum
Submission deadline for abstracts is MAY 25th, 2015. Abstracts will be accepted on that date, with full texts of paper due by July 1.
Submissions which do not include items 2-8 (if only abstract is being submitted) will be disqualified. Word count is due when full paper is submitted. No more than one submission by the same author will be considered.
Email as an attachment a copy of your paper and/or abstract in rich text format to:
Papers and/or abstracts will be reviewed by a committee. Notification of acceptance will be made via email in early June.
Each paper will have a commentator. Those interested in commenting should send a note to PersonsConference2015@gmail.com by May 25th detailing availability and areas of interest. Persons whose papers are accepted will be expected to serve as commentators, if asked.
Copies of papers will be available by July 1st. E-mails of authors will also be available for purposes of sending your commentary in advance of the conference.
For updates and information, visit our website: http://bostonicp2015.com/
Lodging will be at the Boston Common Hotel at the rate of $169 per night (plus tax), which is very affordable by Boston standards and is within easy reach of Boston University. When making reservations, mention the International Conference on Persons to get the conference rate. Space is limited, so it is best to reserve early. http://bostoncommonhotel.com/ 617-933-7700, or you can reserve your room through the hotel website by clicking the “BOOK NOW” tab on the hotel’s main page. It will ask for the dates. Please fill in August 3 through 7 (even if you plan to stay longer). It will direct you to a list. Choose the room that fits your needs. The next page will be for advance payment –it is non-refundable. In the “Special Requests” box on that page, fill in that you are attending the International Conference on Persons, and if you need days apart from August 3-7, put that information there. You will be contacted for further adjustment of the reservation.
We have also reserve a block of rooms at Boston University. These are suites of four single rooms (each with one single bed) connected by a common area, with limited kitchen facilities, and available for $67 per person per night. This option will make sense for those who are traveling alone and on a limited budget. If two are traveling together they would have to sleep in separate rooms, share a bathroom, and pay $67 each (i.e., $134 together), and this means the hotel will probably be the more attractive option. But for those traveling alone with a limited budget, the BU apartment style dormitory is the best option. For this option, send an e-mail to the conference e-mail address with the word “accommodations” in the subject line and you will be contacted from there.
For overflow, or for those who want something a little bit snazzier, we recommend The Boxer Hotel. http://theboxerboston.com/. It is located on the Green Line of the Boston T and is a straight and easy ride to Boston University. There is no special conference rate, but the rates are very reasonable by Boston standards (starting at about $216 per night), and they are aware that we are referring people as overflow for the conference.
The Conference will begin with Registration from noon on Mon. August 3rd. Further details about meals, schedules, and Conference fees will be provided as they become available.
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Posted April 24th, 2015
Call for Papers
Journal of Speculative Philosophy
Special issue on the work of Josiah Royce
The works of Josiah Royce have never enjoyed the same level of attention as those of his peers. Yet, a century after his death, Royce’s unique theories about community, inquiry, and loyalty are enjoying unprecedented attention in the American philosophical community. It seems that these theories have much to offer in an increasingly interconnected global community that’s daily redefining how people relate to one another. However, Royce’s works never envisioned the structures of power and identity at the foundation of contemporary scholarship.
Now, in honor of the centennial anniversary of Royce’s death, the Journal of Speculative Philosophy invites submissions for a special issue dedicated to the theme “Re-Imagining Royce for the Next Century.” Submissions may address how some aspect of Royce’s philosophies relates to, or must be read differently in light of, contemporary theories about race, gender, power, privilege, and oppression. Other topics of interest include how Royce’s work could operate in a global context where issues like climate change, economic development, health epidemics, and the internet provide new opportunities for and barriers to building and expanding communities.
This call for submissions is open to scholars at any stage of their academic career, from graduate students to established scholars. Submissions should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length.
Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com by January 15, 2016. Please prepare your submission for anonymous review.
Posted April 20th, 2015
The Pluralist Honors the 100th Anniversary of the Death of American Philosopher Josiah Royce
The Josiah Royce Society, in cooperation with The Pluralist, invites submissions for a special 2016 issue of the journal honoring the life and thought of Josiah Royce (1855-1916).
Submissions may address any topic related to Royce but must make substantial use of the work of recent Royce scholars and explore or extend their ideas. As a rule, recent scholars are those who wrote within the past 50 years.
This call for submissions is open to scholars at any stage of their academic career, from graduate students to senior faculty members, and is also open to independent scholars.
Submissions should be no less than 3,000 words in length and not longer than 8,000 words. Please prepare your submission for blind review.
Submissions should be e-mailed to Prof. Michael Brodrick (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 1, 2016.
Posted April 4th, 2015
Call for papers/abstracts for a Josiah Royce Society Session at the Eastern APA, to take place January 6th-9th, 2016, in Washington, D.C., at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.
Posted March 18th, 2015
Call For Papers
Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society
Royce Centennial Issue
In honor of the centennial of Josiah Royce’s death, the Josiah Royce Society and The Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society would like to announce a call for submissions for a special issue devoted to Royce to be published in 2016.
We welcome any high-quality scholarship on Royce’s thought, but are especially interested in historical and philosophical work on both under-studied influences on Royce and his own hidden influence on the twentieth century. Some possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Please submit manuscripts of no more than 7500 words to email@example.com by September 1st, 2015. All manuscripts should be in a Word-compatible format and anonymized, with a separate cover letter containing the paper’s title, author’s name and contact information, and an abstract of between 100 and 150 words.
Posted March 16th, 2015
Posted March 11th, 2015
Please submit nominations to Dwayne Tunstall, President of the Josiah Royce Society, at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than February 28, 2015.
Posted January 24th, 2015
Josiah Royce Society Session at the Central APA
Posted October 22nd, 2014
Just a gentle reminder:
Call for papers/abstracts for the Josiah Royce Society Session at the Central APA, to take place at Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, St. Louis, Missouri, February 18-21, 2015.
This session will include two or three paper presentations and brief commentary on each presentation.
Papers should be able to be read in 20-25 minutes (around 2500-3000 words). If submitting an abstract, it should be no shorter than 250 words.
Please prepare your paper or abstract for blind review. Attach a separate document with the paper title, author name, affiliation, and contact information (email and phone number).
Prospective presenters are asked to email Tanya Jeffcoat at email@example.com
Deadline: September 10, 2014
Posted September 5th, 2014
Call for papers/abstracts for the Josiah Royce Society Session at the Central APA, to take place at Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, St. Louis, Missouri, February 18-21, 2015. This session will include two or three paper presentations and brief commentary on each presentation.
Posted July 3rd, 2014
Posted June 17th, 2014
The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy cordially invites the submission of papers and proposals for its 42nd annual meeting, to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The theme of the conference is "Sustainability" from a broad perspective and might for example include papers that address environmental justice, environmental philosophy (e.g., environmental ethics, environmental aesthetics, and ecofeminism), political ecology, and social issues such as education and gender justice. Papers in all areas of American Philosophy are welcome.
Posted June 14th, 2014
Dear Members and Friends of the Josiah Royce Society:
On behalf of the Josiah Royce Society, I invite you to volunteer to organize one of the group sessions sponsored by the Josiah Royce Society at the APA Division Meetings. More specifically, I invite you to volunteer to organize either the 2015 APA Central Division Meeting or the 2015 APA Pacific Division Meeting. The 2015 Central Division Meeting will be held at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark (St. Louis, MO) on – February 21, 2015. The 2015 Pacific Division Meeting will be held at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) on – .
If you are interested in organizing either the 2015 Central Division Meeting or 2015 Pacific Division Meeting, please contact me, Dwayne Tunstall, firstname.lastname@example.org by . I’ll provide volunteers with more detailed information about organizing the sessions after .
President, Josiah Royce Society
Posted May 7th, 2014
Reminder: Call for papers/abstracts
Posted April 30th, 2014
It is my great pleasure to announce that Dr. Robert A. McDermott has accepted the invitation of the Board for the Royce Critical Edition to serve as General Editor for that Edition.
Posted April 7th, 2014
Call for papers/abstracts
Posted April 4th, 2014
Josiah Royce’s Philosophy
Learn the Philosophy of Grass Valley’s Native Son
A series of FREE public lectures on all the central topics of Royce’s thought, in eight evenings.
March 10: Royce and CaliforniaMarch11: Royce’s Biography
March 12: Royce’s Method
March13: Royce on Knowledge
March17: Royce’s Metaphysics
March18: Royce on Community
March19: Royce’s Ethics and Politics
March 20: Royce on Religion
All sessions, 7:00-8:30 PM
Sierra College, Grass Valley Campus Building N6
room 101 (March 10-12, 17-19), Room 204 (March 13 & 20)
250 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945
No reservation required. Attend one, several, or all.
No prior knowledge of Royce is assumed for any evening.
For information, visit the Facebook event page by search “Josiah Royce” or: https://www.facebook.com/events/228112377376211/
Sponsored by the Josiah Royce Society: www.roycesociety.org
Posted February 26th, 2014
Please see the conference webpage for a letter to attendees from organizer David Rodick, as well as the conference program.
Posted February 22nd, 2014
Dear Colleagues in the Royce Community,
Posted January 17th, 2014
Royce's Legacy: A Conference in Honor of Rev. Frank Oppenheim, SJ
Posted January 7th, 2014
Conference registration is now open
Posted December 6th, 2013
"[A community of memory] is any group of persons who individually either remember or commemorate the same dead, - each one finding, because of personal affection or of reverence for the dead, that those whom he commemorates form for him part of his own past existence."
Posted November 20th, 2013
Call For Papers: Josiah Royce Society
Posted September 24th, 2013
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