The Business Meeting was called to order by the Society's President, Larry Stepelevich, at approximately 6:25 p.m.
Larry Stepelevich reminded members about the Society's web-page ("
Ardis Collins presented the Treasurer's Report. As part of her Report, she expressed the Society's gratitude to Loyola University of Chicago and to John McCumber (current holder of the Koldyke Outstanding Teaching Professorship at Northwestern University) for their generous help in sustaining the Owl of Minerva. Dr. Collins also announced that the deadline for submissions for the special issue of the Owl (dedicated to H.S. Harris's two-volume work, Hegel's Ladder) has been extended from February 1, 1999 to February 1, 2001.
Next, the following resolution was considered: "The Executive Council of the Society shall be charged with the duty of organizing regular HSA group sessions at the Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA), to be held each year when the Hegel Society does not meet on its own (i.e., to be held in odd-numbered years). The Council shall organize each biennial group session at the APA in accordance with the following procedures:
Next, the following resolution was considered: "Professor Daniel Shannon of Depauw University shall be authorized to establish a new e-mail discussion group under the auspices of the Hegel Society of America. The discussion group shall be restricted to members of the Hegel Society of America, but otherwise unmoderated for content." After some discussion, a vote was taken and the resolution passed.
Elections were held for Officers and Councillors. The results of the elections (announced later at the Society's banquet) were as follows:
President: Robert WilliamsNext, suggestions for the theme of the HSA conference in the year 2000 were solicited, and a vote was taken. The theme of the 2000 conference was determined to be: "Hegel's History of Philosophy." Then, on behalf of Fordham University, Michael Baur invited the Society to hold its conference in the year 2000 in New York City. The Society voted to accept the invitation and to hold its 2000 meeting in New York City, with Fordham University as the host institution.
Vice-President: David Duquette
Councillors: Angelica Nuzzo and Melvin Woody (to replace outgoing Councillors Daniel Dahlstrom and Philip Grier).
The Business Meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:40 p.m.
Michael Baur, HSA Secretary