Clearly, the George Herbert Society is gathering momentum: with three memorable and good-sized international conferences behind us (Salisbury, Greensboro, Gregynog) and three conference collections either published or in the works, we now are looking ahead to a number of regional and international gatherings over the next few years: Charleston, South Carolina (March 8, 2013), Grove City, Pennsylvania (April 4-6, 2013), East Carolina University (October 2014), and others proposed or possible for Chicagoland, the Welsh Marches, and Paris. In particular, we’re looking ahead to the “Material Metaphysicals” conference to be co-sponsored by the George Herbert Society and John Donne Society, tentatively scheduled for later October 2014 at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, the home of the John Donne Variorum. For more information on all we’ve done, and updates on what we’ll do, please see http://www.uncg.edu/eng/george_herbert/.
So the time is ripe for an important development towards a more perfect union (to coin a phrase). Specifically, we are now well along in collecting membership dues which will form the basis for a fund that will advance the group’s mission of promoting knowledge and appreciation of George Herbert’s life and work by sponsoring international and regional events, publications, awards and prizes, and an ongoing website. You may have participated in a past George Herbert Society event, expressed interest in our work, published on Herbert, or all—or none—of the above. But we hope you’ll join us now.
The George Herbert Society Fund, developed from previous conference surpluses and from new membership dues, will serve at least the following purposes: to subsidize the costs of producing, enhancing, promoting, and delivering the George Herbert Journal; to provide seed money for GHS events (conferences, symposia, special panels and speakers); and to sponsor travel grants for (post)graduate students and some select younger faculty for attending our events. Other possible uses include awards, prizes, and seed money for selected publication projects.
Please download the membership form here.
-Student and retired-$30
plus $5 for out-of-U.S. George Herbert Journal mailing
Lifetime Membership: $200
Yearly Membership will bring a year’s George Herbert Journal subscription and eligibility to vote for and serve in any future GHS offices and committees; and preferred application status for GHS funding. Lifetime Membership brings these benefits permanently.
Dues can be paid in these ways:
-Personal check in US Dollars drawn on a US bank, to “UNCG,” with memo line “The George Herbert Society”
-International Money Order or Certified Check in US Dollars, to “UNCG,” with memo line “The George Herbert Society”
Please mail your check, with the completed membership form to the following address:
The George Herbert Society
Department of English, MHRA 3143
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1111 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27412 USA
Each dues payment will be answered by an emailed receipt. Because UNCG is a 501c3 tax exempt institution in the USA, your dues payment is tax deductible in the USA.
(At present, electronic payment by credit card into the George Herbert Society account is not possible; for those to whom sending a check or money order presents an insuperable problem, please contact us at email@example.com and we’ll make special arrangements.)