2019 Douglas MacDonald Conference

on the Life and Work of Josiah Royce, His Colleagues and Students


October 18-20, 2019


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Cheryl Misak, University of Toronto

Professor Jackie Kegley, California State University at Bakersfield

Professor John Clendenning, California State University at Northridge

The Josiah Royce Society and the Philosophy Department at Vanderbilt University announce the 2019 Douglas MacDonald Conference on the life and work of Josiah Royce, his colleagues and students. This special conference seeks to explore the richness and diversity of American philosophy. The Conference Committee accordingly invites submissions on any aspect of the life and work of Josiah Royce, his colleagues and students. Submissions dealing with Royce’s colleagues, such as William James and George Santayana, or his students, such as W. E. B. Du Bois and T. S. Eliot, are most welcome, as are those dealing with some aspect of Royce’s own life and work.

Please click here for conference registration, participant information and the basic conference program.

Please click here to view the full conference program (updated Oct. 7, 2019).

Please click here to view the program corrections (updated Oct. 18, 2019).

Hotel Reservations:

Holiday Inn Nashville Vanderbilt, which is located at 2613 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.

To take advantage of the conference rate ($309.00 per night), guests should click the following link or call 1-615-327-4707 and reference block code DMC. Link: MacDonald Conference.

Please note that the deadline for hotel reservations is Wednesday, September 18, 2019.