The George Herbert Society

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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.

Clearly, the George Herbert Society is gathering momentum: we have five memorable and good-sized international conferences behind us (Salisbury 2007, Greensboro 2008, Gregynog 2011, Salisbury/Bemerton 2014, and the Triennial Conference in Phoenix (October 16-18 2014), three conference collections either published or in the works, and two regional conferences recently convened (College of Charleston, SC and Grove City College, PA, March-April 2013). We now are looking ahead to a number of allied international gatherings over the next few years: the Welsh Marches (October 2015), Chicagoland (Spring 2016), and, a bit further out, London/Westminster, Cambridge, Oxford, and Paris. For more information on all we’ve done, and updates on what we’ll do, please see

The George Herbert Society Fund, developed from previous conference surpluses and from new membership dues, serves 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); to underwrite the George Herbert Society Dissertation Prize; and to sponsor travel grants for (post)graduate students and some select younger faculty for attending our events. The Fund is overseen by the GHS Allocations Committee. To apply for modest GHS funding, please see Guidelines.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.

Please download the membership form here.

Dues Structure

Yearly Membership:

-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 and we’ll make special arrangements.)