The George Santayana Society is an international and interdisciplinary organization, founded in 1980, to further work on The Santayana Edition specifically and to promote Santayana scholarship generally.


Richard M. Rubin, President (starting 2017)

Hector Galván, Vice President (starting 2023)

Phillip L. Beard, Secretary-Treasurer (starting 2023)

The Society’s annual publication Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the Santayana Society includes scholarly articles and biographical sketches on Santayana and others, announcements of publications and meetings, and recent updates to the Santayana bibliography which is maintained by the Santayana Edition and Daniel Moreno. Herman Saatkamp edited the Bulletin beginning with the first issue in 1983 with John Lachs as his principal consultant. Angus Kerr-Lawson eventually became the co-editor. He took over full editing from 2003 until his death in 2011. It is now edited by members of the Santayana Society with the help of the Santayana Edition. It is published and distributed by the Society to 450 subscribers and online readers.

Correspondence concerning manuscripts and publications should be sent via email to To send by post write to George Santayana Society, c/o Richard M. Rubin—President, 2135A Alfred Avenue, Saint Louis Missouri 63110.

Matters concerning subscriptions should be sent to You can subscribe or donate at the Society’s website: To subscribe via post, send a check for $30 made to the George Santayana Society to George Santayana Society, c/o Michael Brodrick—Vice President, 525 Montgomery Street—Apt. 327, Alexandria, VA 22314.

For general information about the George Santayana Society or queries about Santayana himself write to

Bibliographic updates should be sent to the Santayana Edition at The complete bibliographic list is at The Edition maintains a free downloadable electronic archive of the Bulletin. The Bulletin also is included in POIESIS: Philosophy Online Serials, a reference and publishing service, available to subscribing institutions, that provides full-text access to journal articles.

Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting of the Society typically is held in conjunction with the annual meetings of the American Philosophical Association (Eastern Division).