We thought some of our readers would like to know about the following event, which has been organized by the Williams James Society:
The William James Society, in cooperation with the Chocorua Community Association and Harvard’s Houghton Library, is planning a long-weekend symposium, August 13-16, 2010, to honor the life of James on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his death. In the spirit of James, the symposium, “In the Footsteps of William James,” will be an opportunity to explore the local settings of James’s life and to reflect on James’s ability to encounter experience afresh and approach problems creatively.
The symposium will be held in two places: in Chocorua, NH, and Cambridge, MA, and it will include:
- opportunities to explore James’s settings in Chocorua, including his summer home and hiking trails, along with performance of period music and stories of his experiences in the area;
- attendance at the opening of the Houghton Library’s exhibition on James;
- tour of James’s Cambridge, including his home and work settings;
- presentations by leading scholars and public intellectuals on James’s life, work, and impact;
- seminar conversations with James experts to allow more informal and in-depth exploration and reflection.
For more information about this symposium — including a schedule of activities and a list of speakers — please click here.