The George Herbert Society

Announcing the First Triennial George Herbert Society Chauncey Wood Dissertation Award

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Though the great Metaphysical poet George Herbert traveled little—he never left Britain—his poetry has traveled far, and so does the international George Herbert Society. We gather in places important to Herbert’s personal and family relations, and to his extensive cultural legacies. Symposia and conferences have met where Herbert studied, spoke, and ministered, in Cambridge and Salisbury/Bemerton; in Greensboro, North Carolina, home to the GHS and one of the world’s largest rare Herbert collections; Powys, Wales, site of his birth and early childhood and home to his still living relations, the Earls of Powis; and Charleston, South Carolina and Grove City, Pennsylvania, outposts of the widening Atlantic World that Herbert envisioned. Most recently, The George Herbert Festival of July 10-13, 2014 drew thousands to Herbert’s home ground in Salisbury; and our Fourth Triennial George Herbert Society Conference, October 16-18, 2014 in Phoenix/Tempe Arizona, saw the presentation of The Chauncey Wood Dissertation Award. Over the next three years, GHS events will include a return to Herbert’s Welsh childhood haunts for The Marcher Metaphysicals Conference, October 29-November 1, 2015 at Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Mid-Wales; a meeting in the spring of 2016 at Wheaton College and Chicago’s Newberry Library to explore Herbert and the Americas; and our Fifth Triennial Conference, May 18-20, 2017, in the Latin Quarter of Paris. A little further out, we hope to visit Herbert’s formative Westminster School boyhood haunts in London; and gather at Cambridge and at Oxford where George and Edward, respectively, pursued their studies.  Come join us!

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Mission and Purposes: The George Herbert Society promotes knowledge and appreciation of Herbert's life and work by sponsoring international and regional events, publications, awards and prizes, and an ongoing website. While emphasizing scholarly approaches to Herbert, the Society is open to all who share an interest in his life, work, and lasting influence; while non-sectarian, the Society welcomes varied religious uses and appreciations of Herbert, and celebrates his living legacies as one of the world's great poets and spiritual writers.

For information about George Herbert Society Membership Dues and Benefits, please see http://www.uncg.edu/eng/george_herbert/Dues.html

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NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PRESS/ROTUNDA:
The Digital Temple A Documentary Edition of George Herbert's English Verse
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NOW IN PRINT AND E-BOOK FROM UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE PRESS:
George Herbert's Travels: International Print and Cultural Legacies Selected essays from the Greensboro 2008 George Herbert Society Conference, Edited by Christopher Hodgkins
George Herbert's Pastoral: New Essays on the Poet and Priest of Bemerton Selected essays from the Salisbury 2007 George Herbert Society Conference, Edited by Christopher Hodgkins
FORTHCOMING:
Locating George Herbert: Family, Place, Traditions  Selected essays from the Gregynog 2011 George Herbert Society Conference, Edited by Sidney Gottlieb and Christopher Hodgkins
Choice Observations on George Herbert  Selected essays from the Phoenix/Tempe 2014 Fourth Triennial Conference of the George Herbert Society, Edited by Sidney Gottlieb and Chauncey Wood