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Mission & Business


The Emily Dickinson International Society was incorporated in 1988 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to promote, perpetuate, and enhance the study and appreciation of Emily Dickinson throughout the world through such activities as:

  • Sponsoring international conferences;
  • Helping to establish and support local chapters and regional programming;
  • Sponsoring a journal and a bulletin
  • Sponsoring graduate fellowships and scholar awards to advance study of Emily Dickinson

A brief history of the Society and its activities through 1998 can be found in Jonnie Guerra's "Reflections on EDIS--Past, Present, and Future" in the November/December 1998 issue of the Emily Dickinson Bulletin.

Constitution and By Laws can be found HERE


Annual Meeting Minutes

All past Meeting Minutes can be downloaded below.

2001 Minutes
2002 Minutes
2003 Minutes
2004 Minutes
2005 Minutes
2006 Minutes
2007 Minutes
2008 Minutes
2009 Minutes
2010 Minutes
2011 Minutes
2012 Minutes
2013 Agenda
2013 Minutes
2014 Agenda
2014 Minutes
2015 Minutes
2016 Minutes