The Hegel Society of America


OCTOBER 26TH - 28TH, 2018


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The twenty-fifth biennial meeting of the Hegel Society of America will take place on October 26th–28th, 2018 at Boston College’s Chestnut Hill Campus. A map of the campus is available at BC, Chestnut Hill Campus pdf. The conference proceedings will begin at noon on Friday the 26th and conclude at 12:30pm on Sunday the 28th. Conference proceedings will take place in McGuinn Hall, 521.


Registration for the conference will be available on-line at the following website:

Registration is US $25 (Individual) / US $10 (Student)

If you would like to attend the banquet on Friday evening, which will be held at a local restaurant, there is an additional fee of US $40 per registrant (this includes three courses and wine).

Please register early. No online registrations will be accepted after Thursday, October 18th, 2018. On-site registration will be available during the conference.


Lodging for conference participants has been arranged at the Holiday Inn Boston– Brookline, 1200 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446. The conference rate (Thursday–Sunday) is $199 plus taxes per night. All rooms are subject to an occupancy tax (11.7%). Reservations must be made by September 25th, 2018.

Individuals must call to make their own reservations. Reservations can be made by calling the Holiday Inn Boston–Brookline (1-617-277-1200). Attendees should identify themselves as being with the Hegel Society of America to receive the group rate. To confirm a guest reservation, Holiday Inn Boston–Brookline requires a guarantee of the first night’s room rate and tax, which may be provided by credit card. This also guarantees the reservation for late arrival. Reservations may be cancelled without penalty provided that the hotel is notified a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the confirmed arrival date, by 3:00PM, EST.

The Holiday Inn in Brookline is located three miles east of campus. There is public transportation between the hotel and college, with a 15 minute walk from the end of light rail stop. It is recommended, however, that conference participants share an Uber, Lyft or Taxi, since the light rail or "T" (as it is locally referred to) can be rather slow and inefficient.

McGuinn Hall is most easily accessed from the Beacon Street entrance to campus, located at 242 Beacon St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.

While there are numerous hotels in the Boston area, accommodation at that time of year tends to be very expensive. The hotel rate at the Holiday Inn is comparatively inexpensive.


The most convenient means of local transportation is via Uber, Lyft, or Taxi. The metro or light rail in Boston can be quite slow and inefficient. For local participants who will be driving, there will be NO parking available on campus on Friday afternoon due to a football game. Otherwise parking in the Beacon Street garage will be available for Saturday and Sunday (see Map Boston College).


If you will be flying in to Boston, Logan International Airport (BOS) is the most convenient airport in the area. Alternatives (Manchester-Boston Regional or TF Green airport in Providence) are much further away.


In order to provide an exhibit of books and journals of interest to scholars engaged in Hegel research, we ask authors who have published in this area to either bring copies of their books to the conference and place them on the table provided, or contact the press and ask that copies be sent to Paul T. Wilford (see address below). Copies provided by the press cannot be returned. Copies provided directly by the author should be re-claimed by the author at the end of the conference.


If you have any further questions about local arrangements for the conference, please contact Paul Wilford:

Paul T. Wilford
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
McGuinn 335
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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