Whitehead Reading Group

The Whitehead Reading Group aims to provide an informal setting through which Whitehead scholars can begin to think collaboratively about what the archival documents found in the Whitehead Research Library (WRL) tell us about Whitehead’s philosophy and life. Launched in February 2019, the WRL contains archival Whitehead materials seldom or never seen before, including almost the entirety of the papers donated to WRP by Whitehead’s grandson.

Meetings will take place via Zoom, with discussions led by co-vectors Brianne Donaldson of UC Irvine, Brian G. Henning of Gonzaga University, and Joseph Petek of WRP.

You can register to take part in the reading group here. Registration is FREE.

The reading group will meet on Friday mornings from 9:00am–10:20am Pacific Time every three weeks starting on January 29, with readings announced at least one meeting prior. We hope you’ll join us as we begin to explore these exciting new materials!

Readings for the meetings can be found below. Click the links for additional information on each reading, as well as where they can be downloaded.

Our first meeting will be on Friday, January 29 from 9:00–10:20am PST. It will consist of:

  1. Some context for Whitehead’s first Harvard lecture (Joe Petek) 
  2. A brief overview of the article and questions for consideration (Brianne Donaldson and Brian Henning)
  3. Group engagement

We are still deciding the best way to enable participation by attendees, depending on how many register, but we are certainly planning to have ways for attendees to engage. 

Questions? Contact Joe Petek at .