The William James Society (WJS) is a multidisciplinary professional society which supports the study of, and communication about, the life and work of William James (1842-1910) and his ongoing influence in the many fields to which he contributed.
The William James Society was founded in 1999 by Randall Albright and quickly grew to include members from across the USA and around the world. In 2001, the Society ratified an organizational constitution, held its first annual meeting, and elected executive offices. For many years, WJS published the in-house newsletter and scholarly outlet Streams of William James. In 2006, the society shifted gears and began publishing the academic, peer reviewed, online journal William James Studies.
Membership in the Society is open to anyone interested in issues related to the thought and character of William James, and joins you to a growing community of scholars and others with related academic interests.
Latest News and Upcoming Events
After careful consideration, Bruce Kuklick has decided to step down from his post as Vice President. He wishes the Society the very best, but has determined that it is best that he pursue other priorities. We will be looking for a new Vice President/President-elect (as well as a new Secretary-Treasurer and At-large Representative) with the 2013 elections. We want to thank Brice for his time and efforts on behalf of the Society.