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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:


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