William James and the Transatlantic Conversation
Rothermere American Institute
University of Oxford, 23-25 September 2010
This international conference brings together a number of high-profile scholars to appraise the work and influence of American psychologist and philosopher William James (1842-1910) upon the centenary of his death. In his own time, James engaged in a number of international conversations in science, philosophy, religion and literature, not least through his 1901-2 Gifford Lectures in Edinburgh and his Hibbert Lectures in Oxford in 1909. Given the historical vantage of a full century, 2010 marks an appropriate year for an international gathering of scholars from a range of disciplines to assess Jamesís work, to take stock of his multi-disciplinary reception across the twentieth century and around the globe, and to evaluate his legacy as a resource for the various disciplines in the twenty-first century.
International speakers include: David Hollinger (California), David Lamberth (Harvard), Leslie Butler (Dartmouth), Eddie Glaude Jr (Princeton), Richard H. King (Nottingham), Martin Halliwell (Leicester), Eric James (Cambridge), Joel Rasmussen (Oxford), Jaime Nubiola (Navarre) and Sami Pihlstrom (Helsinki).
The conference poster and registration form are available at http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk/images/stories/Posterimage.JPG
Conference rates: £50 (full), £40 (postgraduate). Includes wine reception, lunches, refreshments and a gala conference dinner on Friday 24 September. Discounted accommodation available at Mansfield College, Oxford. See registration form: http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk/index.php/academic-programme/conferences
POSTGRADUATE BURSARIES: The British Association for American Studies is very pleased to sponsor 5 postgraduate bursaries for this conference. You are advised to book early to be eligible for one of these bursaries. The £40 postgraduate rate will be refunded at the conference to the first 5 postgraduates to book.
This conference is a collaboration between the Centre for American Studies, University of Leicester and the Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought, University of Oxford
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