NASPH 2024 Conference Information

The 2024 NASPH Annual Meeting will be held from September 12-14 at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. Discounted conference rates are available at the following hotels until August 20, 2024:

Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown – $140/night plus taxes and fees

Link for reservation: Holiday Inn: Grand Rapids Downtown, or call 616-235-7611

Courtyard Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown – $179/night plus taxes and fees

Link for reservation: Courtyard Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown, or call 877-901-6632


The CFP for the 2024 NASPH Annual Meeting can be found here. This year’s conference will be held September 12-14 at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI.

Papers on any topic in philosophical hermeneutics are welcome. Please submit your paper of 3000-5000 words, prepared for blind review, by June 1, 2024 to

CFP: 15th Annual Canadian Hermeneutic Institute

The Canadian Hermeneutic Institute invites the submission of an abstract for presenting at the upcoming Institute. Papers must be related to topics being presented by Professor George (see below).

The deadline for abstract submission is March 20, 2024. Further details on how to submit an abstract are available at


Hermeneutics the Wide World Over: For a Theory of Interpretation Beyond the Context of Tradition
Prof. Theodore George, Professor of Philosophy and Presidential Impact Fellow, Texas A & M University

View the program here.
View Dr. George’s biography here.

The 2024 will take place in person (not online or recorded), at the Aloft Calgary University. Rooms have been reserved at the special group rate of $149 + taxes for CHI attendees. Please click here to book your room with the conference group rate.

Hermeneutics in Real Life: Online Seminar

The Hermeneutics in Real Life project is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an online Hermeneutics Seminar this coming June. The seminar seeks to address the apparent decrease in teaching attention to hermeneutics internationally and is geared toward an introduction of the subject to existing scholars new to the field, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates.

The seminar will be held over the course of the week of June 17-21, with classes twice daily and then daily office hours. Instruction will be in English. Rather than begin with a course in classic texts in hermeneutics, the seminar will focus on Johann Michel’s very timely and topical book, Homo Interpretans: Towards a Transformation of Hermeneutics (2019). Professor Michel will join us in one of the final classes. Registrants will receive a certificate on successful completion of the course. Future variations of the seminar will pursue classic hermeneutics texts and specific areas of application.

More information on the seminar, including registration, is available at the Hermeneutics in Real Life website ( Registration is open until March 31.

NASPH Satellite Session at Eastern APA (1/17/2024)

On January 17, 2024 (2:00-3:50pm EST), NASPH will host an Eastern APA Satellite Session at which Taylor Carman (Barnard College) will present his paper, “Gadamer on Saying and Meaning.”

Lorenzo Simpson (Stony Brook University) and Eric Bayless-Hall (The Graduate Center, CUNY) will offer comments.

NASPH 2023 Conference Program + Information

For Calgary travel and restaurant information, click here.

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