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Thoreau Society Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship, 2019

The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce the fourth annual Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship, generously funded by the Harding family. The fellowship honors the life and legacy of Marjorie Brook Harding, who worked diligently to bring together the Thoreau Society, the Walden Woods Project, and SUNY Geneseo so as to advance Thoreau studies and conservation of Thoreau Country and to keep alive the legacy of Walter Harding, Marjorie’s husband, widely known as the dean of Thoreau studies. The fruits of...

Thoreau College

by Ernesto Estrella

Thoreau College

In the year of his 200th anniversary, Thoreau was celebrated in all possible ways we could expect and desire. Books, articles, symposia, and even a game based on Walden appeared, trying to make his work visible (and audible) in the noisy context of a tumultuous 2017. 

Particularly encouraging, given our pressing current challenges, is...

CFP MLA 2019

Teaching Thoreau

In 2018, the Thoreau Society Bulletin will begin publishing a series of essays on the subject of “Teaching Thoreau.” This new regular feature will focus on strategies for teaching the life and works of Henry David Thoreau while giving educators the opportunity to share their expertise and experiences with an audience of fellow teachers and students of Thoreau. We are currently accepting submissions for next year. We invite educators of all levels and subjects to submit short essays (1,000-1,500 words) on their pedagogical methods both inside and outside of the classroom. The...

Thoreau Society Fellowship

Recipient will receive $1,000 for travel and Thoreau-related research in the Greater Boston area, plus free attendance (not required) at the 2018 Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in Concord.  Emerging and established scholars, as well as Thoreau enthusiasts, are eligible.  While candidates using the Walter Harding or other TS Collections at the Thoreau Institute Library (Lincoln) are preferred, those focused on other area resources are also encouraged to apply.  Project quality is essential.  (TS Collections are described here:...

WHY THOREAU STILL MATTERS

Lessons On Environmentalism and Civil Disobedience

September 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm | Old South Church

Join us for this inaugural event for the 2017 Lecture series: Boston is Thoreau Country!

200 years after Thoreau's birth a distinguished panel will discuss the relevance of Thoreau's teachings in today's world.

How have his writings and ideas formed environmental policies, civil disobedience, and contemporary writings on our relationship with the natural world? Join the conversation!

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Thoreau Society Bicentennial Highlights

Thoreau Society Annual Gathering 2017

Terry Tempest Williams, Keynote, AG 2017

Terry Tempest Williams, Keynote Address, 2017

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Thoreau's Journal, 1856

From the Morgan Library & Museum:

Thoreau’s Journal: A Life of Listening

Listen to Thoreau’s personal reflections on nature, friendship, slavery, and society. 

For a quarter century, American author Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) filled notebook after notebook with his observations and reflections, strong in the belief that a closely examined life would yield infinite...

Theodore Roosevelt and Skip on hunting trip

Evening Talk by Douglas Brinkley

First Parish Church, Wed, July 12, 7:30pm

At this year's Annual Gathering and Celebration of Thoreau's Bicentennial, Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University and the author of Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of...

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