NASPH 2023 Conference Program + Information

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2023 Annual Meeting of NASPH
Location: Aloft Hotel (2359 Banff Trail NW, Calgary, AB)

Thursday, Sept. 21
2:00-2:10 Welcome | Carolyn Culbertson (President) and Nancy Moules (Host)
2:15-3:15 Alexander Crist
3:30-4:45 “Hermeneutics’ Neglected Traditions” (paper) | David Vessey
5:00-6:00 Antoine Pageau-St-Hilaire

Friday, Sept. 22
9:00-10:00 “Poetry and Promise” | Brady DeHoust
10:15-11:45 Panel: “Healthcare and Humanities – Interpretation and Multiplicity” | Theodore George, Martina Kelly, and Graham McCaffrey
12:00-1:00 “Between Speech and Text: On Writing a Draft” (paper) | Karen Davis
1:05-2:50 Lunch Break
2:50-4:05 “The Ethical Aspect of Interpretation as Re-enactment in Husserl and Gadamer” | Pol Vandevelde
4:15-5:45 “A Hermeneutics of Life? The Absence of De Anima in Heidegger’s Book Project on Aristotle” (paper) | Francisco Gonzalez
7:00 Banquet at Vendome (940 2 Ave NW, Calgary)

Saturday, Sept. 23
9:15-10:15 “Rereading Nietzsche with Philosophical Hermeneutics” (paper) | Christopher Myers
10:30-12:00 Book Panel: Philosophical Hermeneutics and the Priority of Questions in
| Tinu Ruparell and Kendall Marchman (Respondents) | Nathan Eric Dickman (Author)
12:05-2:00 Lunch Break
2:00-2:30 Business Meeting
2:30-3:30 “Fear, Imagination, and Judgment in Hans Jonas and Aristotle” (paper) | Magnus Ferguson
3:45-5:00 “Gabriel Marcel and the Sense of Mystery” (paper) | Paul Fairfield

NASPH 2023 Conference Information

The conference this year will be hosted by the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada from Sept. 21-23, 2023. The program can be found here. To register for the conference, click here.

Both the conference proceedings and lodging will be at the Aloft Hotel Calgary (~25min drive from airport).

Rooms have been reserved for conference participants at a rate of 139 CAD. To get that rate reservations must be made by Monday, Aug. 21. Additional lodging details can be found here.

NASPH Satellite Session at SPEP (10/12/2023)

On October 12, 2023 (9:00-11:45am), NASPH will host a SPEP Satellite Session. The topic of the session is “Making Room for Affect and Affective Labor in Hermeneutics.” There will be three papers, followed by discussion:

  • Karen Davis (Lewis University), “Interpreting Pain: The Chronic and the Kairotic”
  • Miriam Ambrosino (Stony Brook), “A Preliminary Approach to ‘A Hermeneutic Politics of Emotion”
  • Ellie Anderson (Pomona College), “Hermeneutic Labor in Sexual Experience”


The CFP for the 2023 NASPH Annual Meeting can be found here. This year’s conference will be held September 21-23 at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. The deadline for submissions is July 1.

The program will feature a keynote address by Dr. Francisco Gonzalez (Professor of Philosophy at the University of Ottawa), as well as two book panels: one on Dr. Nathan Dickman’s Philosophical Hermeneutics and the Priority of Questions in Religions, another led by Dr. Ted George and Dr. Graham McCaffrey on “Humanities and Health Care: An Evolving Relationship.”

CFP: Canadian Hermeneutics Institute

The 14th annual Canadian Hermeneutics Institute will take place May 31 – June 2, 2023 at the Aloft University Hotel in Calgary, Alberta. Professor Dennis Schmidt is this year’s visiting scholar.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 20, 2023. Presenters will be notified no later than March 31, 2023 as to whether their abstract has been accepted. For more information,

Submissions instructions and registration information can be found at:

*Corrected/Updated NASPH 22 Schedule

The schedule for the upcoming NASPH 2022 conference can be downloaded here. We are going paperless this year, so if you want a “hard-copy,” we recommend that you download and print the schedule prior to your departure. We look forward to seeing you soon!

All sessions will be held in SB Hall ((#34 on the campus map) in room 122 which is called the Multipurpose Room.

*Please note the corrected information for Thursday, Sept. 22. The first session begins at 1 pm, the second at 2:15 pm, and the last session at 3:30pm. We apologize for the mistake and look forward to seeing you soon!

For those interested in using public transportation from the Airport (DFW) to the University of Dallas, you can take take DART orange line (DFW to University of Dallas Station).: . There are no shuttles, however, from the hotel to the Campus, so you’ll have to use Uber or some other means.

CFP: Special Issue of Critical Hermeneutics

Please see the CFP here for an upcoming special issue of the journal Critical Hermeneutics that will be co-edited by Mirela Oliva, Christina Freni, and Theodore George. The issue will focus on hermeneutic realism and veritive hermeneutics.


Please join us at the NASPH satellite session at SPEP 2022 in College Station, TX. We will be hosting a reception on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 12 and the following morning we will be hosting a panel on Gert-Jan Van Der Heiden’s The Voice of Misery: A Continental Philosophy of Testimony (State University of New York Press, 2020). More details can be found here. Special thanks to Ted George for organizing these two great events.