Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, fall 2020

The thing presently at the forefront of our minds is once again the second volume of Whitehead’s Harvard Lectures (HL2). We now have the first round of proofs in our hands, and we’re diligently looking through them to make sure that everything is as it should be. The presence of many mathematical/logical symbols makes it… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, fall 2020

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Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, summer 2020

Since the last quarterly update, the major milestone we’ve reached is the one we already announced shortly after its publication: the release of “Whitehead’s Lost Papers,” a donation of Whitehead’s grandson and heir, George Whitehead. It had been over a year since the donation, and the scans now publicly available at the Whitehead Research Library… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, summer 2020

Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, spring 2020

We had set ourselves two major tasks for this year: (1) finish cataloging and uploading the Whitehead papers to the Whitehead Research Library in order to be able to make them more widely available to the public, and (2) transcribe the original versions of Whitehead’s collected papers (i.e., those essays not subsequently published in monographs),… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, spring 2020

Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition of Whitehead year-end update, winter 2019

It has been a momentous and somewhat exhausting year for the Critical Edition of Whitehead. The “exhausting” part can largely be attributed to our work on the recently submitted second volume of Whitehead’s Harvard lectures, the completion of which consumed the bulk of our efforts for the year. Transcription of materials for the volume started… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead year-end update, winter 2019

Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, fall 2019

We are extremely pleased to announce that, aside from some minor formatting tasks, the editing of all materials for the second volume of Whitehead’s Harvard Lectures is now complete. This includes: 29 Radcliffe lectures for fall 1925, 78 Harvard lectures for 1925–26, 63 Harvard lectures for 1926–27, 10 seminar sessions for 1926–27, plus four guest… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, fall 2019

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Critical Edition of Whitehead: 2018 Year-End Update

Above: Evelyn Whitehead in 1890, age 24. The Whiteheads were married on December 16, 1890. Their first son, Thomas North, was born on December 31, 1891. Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins University Library (MS 282, Department of Special Collections, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University).   It has been an eventful year for WRP. Rather than… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead: 2018 Year-End Update

Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition quarterly update

Curtice Nelson Hitchcock (1892-1946) was Whitehead’s primary contact at Macmillan during the 1920s. Serving as Assistant to the President and later Vice President, Hitchcock would depart Macmillan in 1933 to found his own publishing house, Reynal & Hitchcock, with Eugene Reynal in 1934 (which published, among other works, the English translation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s… Read More Critical Edition quarterly update