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From the Executive Director's Desk:
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Preview the 2014 Concord Sauntererpoems, prints, and essays that expand the boundaries of Thoreau scholarship.

Asher B. Durand, Study of a Rock

An Annual Gathering Highlight:

"The solid earth! the actual world!": Thoreau Studies and the Material Turn: A Roundtable Discussion

Go to the 2014 Agenda to access panelists' papers.

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The Thoreau Society Blog

We are pleased to present "On Thoreau’s Trail in the Maine Woods: A Photographic Journey Worth Taking, Critics Howling in the Wilderness," a review of Scot Miller, Thoreau, The Maine Woods: A Photographic Journey Through an American Wilderness (Levenger Press, 2013), by Ron Wesley Hoag.

Scot Miller, Thoreau, The Maine Woods: A Photographic Journey Through an American Wilderness

If this essay’s aim is as true as Scot Miller’s camera work, it will give readers a sense of the eye-opening experience awaiting them in a new book of photographs inspired by Thoreau’s The Maine Woods (1864), now a century-and-a-half old but still as wild as the Katahdin wind on Henry’s cheek—the same wind that, Walden assures us, “forever blows” on Olympian mountains everywhere...

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The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce the continuation of its Short-Term Research Fellowships. Recipients receive funds towards travel and research expenses to work on Thoreau-related projects in the Greater Boston area, as well as free attendance at the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in July.