Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CFP - Royce Society at 2016 Central APA



Call for papers/abstracts for a Josiah Royce Society Session at the Central APA, to take place March 2-5, 2016, in Chicago, IL, at the Palmer House Hilton.

This session will include two or three paper presentations and brief commentary on each presentation. Topics are open to anything related to the thought of Josiah Royce.

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 anonymous review, and attach a separate document with the paper title, author name, and contact information.

Prospective presenters are asked to email their proposals to Gregory Singleton at 
roc1940 AT gmail.com

Deadline: July 20th, 2015

Notification regarding submission status will be made by August 3rd, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A Talk by Professor Randall Auxier!

The Josiah Royce Society
Nevada County chapter

Presents

"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 8th 2015 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:
                       
Robin Wallace--530/265-9397
Iven Lourie--530/277-5380 (cell)


Friday, May 8, 2015

JRS at 2016 Eastern APA - Deadline Extension

DEADLINE EXTENDED to MAY 27th

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.

This session will include two or three paper presentations and brief commentary on each presentation. Topics are open to anything related to the thought of Josiah Royce. 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 anonymous review, and attach a separate document with the paper title, author name, and contact information.

Prospective presenters are asked to email their proposals to Daniel Brunson at danieljamesbrunson@gmail.com


Notification regarding submission status will be made by June 3rd, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

CFP: 13th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PERSONS

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.

COMMENTATORS

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.

CONFERECE WEBSITE:
For updates and information, visit our website: http://bostonicp2015.com/



CONFERENCE HOUSING
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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Monday, April 20, 2015

Call for Papers: Journal of Speculative Philosophy Royce Centennial Issue

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 kbarnette@westminstercollege.edu by January 15, 2016. Please prepare your submission for anonymous review. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Call for Submissions!

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 (michael.brodrick@gmail.com) by January 1, 2016.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CFP - Royce Society at 2016 APA Eastern

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.

This session will include two or three paper presentations and brief commentary on each presentation. Topics are open to anything related to the thought of Josiah Royce.

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 anonymous review, and attach a separate document with the paper title, author name, and contact information.

Prospective presenters are asked to email their proposals to Daniel Brunson at danieljamesbrunson@gmail.com

Deadline: May 11th, 2015

Notification regarding submission status will be made by June 1st, 2015.

Monday, March 16, 2015

CFP - Royce Centennial Issue of Transactions

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:
  • Reexaminations of Royce’s studies in Germany and at Johns Hopkins, as well as his years teaching at Berkeley 
  • Royce’s interest in Asian philosophies 
  • Reconsideration of Royce’s engagement with other classical pragmatists 
  • Reassessments of papers in The Philosophical Review (25.3 1916) issue devoted to Royce 
  • Royce’s role in bringing attention to the work of Friedrich Nietzsche 
  • Royce’s engagement with Continental phenomenology, and comparisons of his work with the British Idealists 
  • Royce’s influence on his students, such as W.E.B. DuBois, C.I. Lewis., and George Santayana 
  • Royce’s concept of the “Beloved Community” and its adaption by Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  • Royce’s work as an historian, novelist, and psychologist 

Please submit manuscripts of no more than 7500 words to danieljamesbrunson@gmail.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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Launch of the Royce Edition website


Via David Pfeifer, Director of the Josiah Royce Critical Edition:


I am pleased to announce that the Royce Edition has an active website:

royce-edition.iupui.edu

This website has a critically edited version of The Sources of Religious Insight, the Frank Oppenheim index of Royce’s papers, an extensive bibliography, and much more.

Corrections, suggestions, and comments can be sent to

roycece@iupui.edu


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Announcement: Call for Nominations for Communications Director


The Josiah Royce Society welcomes nominations, including self-nominations, for the position of Communications Director. One nominee will be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Executive Board to be the Communications Director. The person who is appointed to be the Communications Director will serve a two-year term, but may serve an unlimited number of terms. Here is a list of responsibilities and tasks to be performed by the Communications Director:

  • Report to the Secretary 
  • Responsible for encouraging the publication of research related to the work and legacy of Royce, especially by cultivating relationships with extant journals and presses that would be receptive to publishing work by and about Royce 
  • Manage the Society’s website, Facebook group, e-mail listserv, and other communications outlets. 
  • May be asked to assist Secretary in the development and/or distribution of an annual newsletter based on the Society’s activities. 

Please submit nominations to Dwayne Tunstall, President of the Josiah Royce Society, at tunstald@gvsu.edu, no later than February 28, 2015.