The George Santayana Society

The George Santayana Society promotes criticism, historical and biographical research, general scholarship, and imaginative works focused on Santayana, his influence, and ideas derived from his writings. The Society (GSS) is independent from, but co-operates closely with the Santayana Edition, which produces critical editions of Santayana's works. For general information about the GSS, see our page at the Santayana Edition site.

Bulletin. The proceedings of GSS meetings are published annually in Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the Santayana Society. The Bulletin includes historical, biographical, and critical articles, announcements of publications, meetings, awards, and recent updates to the Santayana bibliography. To view or download the latest issue (2022) click here. To download a previous issue go to the Bulletin page at the Santayana Edition website.
To get submission guidelines click here.

Angus Kerr-Lawson Prize
. The GSS offers an annual prize in memory of the Society's co-founder and long-time editor of the Bulletin. Scholars not more than eight years out of graduate school may submit an essay on any aspect of Santayana’s thought.  The award is $1000, an invitation to deliver the paper at the GSS annual meeting, and publication in the Bulletin, subject to editing. The submission deadline is May 1, 2024. For more information click here.

Membership in GSS supports both the publication of the Bulletin and maintenance of the Kerr-Lawson prize.

Anyone can get George Santayana Society announcements via email, including the notice that the annual Bulletin is available online. To subscribe to our email list as a friend of the Society, send an email message to with the subject: "subscribe santayanasociety-l [your first name][your last name]." If you have difficulty, write to You can join the Society by making a contribution (click the button on the right) at one of four levels:
Essence $15+ Matter $30+ Truth $50+ Spirit $100+

A membership of least $15 (Essence) lets you vote at the annual meeting.
For a donation of at least $30 (Matter, Truth, or Spirit), you will receive a print copy of
Overheard in Seville.

To contribute any amount click "Donate".

All donations are tax-deductible.