The North American Schelling society hosts an a conference every other year in a different North American location. Each conference is organized around a broad theme aiming to further Schelling-related research. New submissions are always welcome. Previous conference locations include Seattle, New York, London (Ontario), St. John's (Newfoundland) , Mexico City and Hilo (Hawai'i).
Due to covid-19, our next conference will take place in Toronto in 2022.
In this section you will find all Schelling-related news.
The North American Schelling society maintains a close relationship with the Internationale Schelling-Gesellschaft. Our Schellingiana section therefore features upcoming events, CfPs and more from NASS and the Internationale Schelling-Gesellschaft!
The idea of a North American Schelling Society was first broached at a SPEP/IIH session dedicated to Schelling in October 2009. After some consultations with representatives of the Internationale-Schelling Gesellshaft, we launched the society as a regional affiliate of the larger body of Schellingians. All members of the Internationale-Schelling Gesellshaft are automatically affiliated with the North American Schelling Society (NASS) and vice versa.
The reason for the founding of NASS is as follows. Despite the current trendiness of German Idealism, the steady stream of publications in English dedicated to Schelling, and the pressing task of translating Schelling into English, Schelling remains on the margins of most academic philosophical discussions. We wish to change this.
NASS is open to anyone who conducts research on Schelling and Schellingian philosophy in the English language. The mission of NASS is to (1) further research in English, both historical and systematic, on Schelling and related figures (eg., Boehme, Oetinger, Baader, Novalis, Hölderlin, Schubert, early Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Oken, Fechner, Coleridge, Bradley, Pierce); (2) organize a stand-alone Schelling conference every other year at a North American University, with proceedings published online, and the best papers published every four years with an academic press; (3) gather data concerning current graduate research in English on Schelling; (4) coordinate translation projects of Schelling into English.
The Canadian Chair of NASS is Dr. Sean McGrath (Memorial University), the American Chair is Dr. Jason Wirth (Seattle University) and the Treasurer and Webmaster is Kyla Bruff (Carleton University).
The North American Schelling Society hosts an a conference every other year in a different North American location. Each conference is organized around a broad theme aiming to further Schelling-related research. New submissions are always welcome.
This year's conference (our seventh annual meeting) will take place in Toronto, Canada.
North American Schelling Society
c/o Dr. Sean McGrath
Department of Philosophy
Memorial University of Newfoundland
230 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, NL
Canada A1C 5S7