Just a quick post to let conference attendees know that vans will pick us up at the hotel at 8:30 a.m. on conference days to take us to the conference. The conference information page has also been updated to reflect this information.

NASPH 2012 Information

Greetings, friends of NASPH! This fall’s annual meeting, centering on the theme of “Hermeneutics and Application,” with Lorenzo Simpson as the keynote, will be held at UC Riverside, October 5-6, 2012. Conference information is now available.

In addition, as is our custom, submitted papers will be posted prior to the conference as they are made available by their authors. The papers will be available on the “NASPH 2012” conference page of this website (see link on the green bar above). We look forward to seeing you in Riverside this fall!


The 7th annual meeting of the North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics will be held October 5-6, 2012 at the University of California, Riverside. The Call for Papers is here. The invited speakers are Lorenzo Simpson (keynote), Georgia Warnke, and Kathleen Wright. For more information please visit nasph.org.

Final details

Here are a few final details for the conference
beginning this Thursday.
First, many of the papers are available online at http://www.nasph.org/p/nasph-2011.html.
It is always our hope that the papers will be read ahead of time as that helps
facilitate and elevate the conversation. 
Second, the text session on Thursday during
lunch will be a discussion of the final ten pages or so of Gadamer’s 1988 essay
Plato as Portraitist.” 
Third, it
is customary for all program participants and attendees of the NASPH meeting to
register and pay the registration fee (students: $10/professionals $25/free for
BC faculty and students) in order to offset BC’s expenses for the refreshments
and receptions. Online registration is available at  http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/philosophy/events/NASPH.html
you may register at the meeting. 

Finally, if anyone will be driving, plans to park on campus, and wishes to take
advantage of the discounted parking rates for the NASPH meeting ($10/day), it
is necessary to prepay for parking at least two days prior to the meeting, that
is, by Tuesday, 9/13, to allow the Parking Office time to make special
arrangements. This can also be taken care of online when registering.

REMINDER: Deadline for hotel reservations approaching

As a reminder, a block of rooms has been reserved for NASPH as “Boston College Philosophy” at:
Courtyard by Marriott, Brookline
40 Webster Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Reservation phone: 866-296-2296
Hotel phone: 617-734-1393
Hotel Fax: 617-734-1392
Mention “Boston College Philosophy” for special rate of $175/night
Deadline for special rate: August 23

The conference organizers wish to emphasize that, after the reservation deadline of August 23, the block of rooms will be released to the general public. Since the meeting is taking place on a football weekend, it is likely that the hotel is already turning people away from our block of rooms. These rooms will therefore go rather quickly after the 23rd, and the rate will be much higher as well. In addition, it will be very difficult to find alternate hotel accommodations near Boston College for the meeting after that date, not only because of the football game but also because it is the beginning of the school year for many colleges and universities in the Boston area, and parents who bring their sons and daughters to school will be taking up hotel space as well.

We therefore urge everyone who plans to attend the conference to make their travel plans as soon as possible.