August 26, 2021
Festschrift in honour of Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger (1934-2011):
The Influence of the Person, his Presence and his Ideas Today.
Festschrift: “a volume of articles, essays, etc., contributed by many authors in honor of a colleague, usually published on the occasion of retirement, an important anniversary, or the like.” Our Festschrift will include a gathering/symposium and book.
A group of us have been quietly organising a festschrift to mark the 10th year since Dr. Wolfensberger’s death in 2011. The festschrift has two principal components.
- the publication of a book of review essays on some of the major conceptual work that Dr. Wolfensberger was engaged in.
- a small-scale celebratory gathering (by invitation) at the Wolfensberger Archives in Omaha, Nebraska where contributing authors would present some of their findings.
The festschrift organising committee met last week, and given the ongoing uncertainties related to the pandemic, we have decided to postpone the gathering. It was originally planned for October 2 and 3 2021, but we now plan gather in Omaha next Spring – the date to be fixed in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, work on the book will continue according to the original timelines, and we now hope to unveil the book in the Spring of 2022, hopefully to coincide with the Omaha gathering at the WW archives.
We will keep you posted about the rescheduling of the gathering, and the publication of the festschrift book.