NASPH 2012 Program

The NASPH 2012 program has been finalized and can be viewed here. For complete information about the conference, including advance copies of papers as they become available, please select the “NASPH 2012” tab at the top of the page.

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!

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.

NASPH 2011 Program Announced

The program for this year’s annual meeting of the North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics has been announced. Please click here to open a PDF indicating the scheduled speakers and times. For information about the conference, including information about conference registration, hotel reservations, travel into Boston, and so forth, please click here.

NASPH 2010 Announced

NASPH 2010, our 5th annual meeting, will be held Sep. 16-18, 2010, at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington. In recognition of the semicentennial of the publication of Gadamer’s Wahrheit und Methode, the conference theme is “Wozu Hermeneutik? 50 Years since Truth and Method.” Submissions for papers are invited on all themes related to philosophical hermeneutics, but we are especially interested in papers related to Hans-Georg Gadamer’s Wahrheit und Methode, vol. I or II of Gadamer’s Gesammelte Werke, and the question of the future development of his hermeneutics. In order to promote a spirit of dialogue and meaningful reflection on each paper, presenters will be asked to make their papers available for posting on our web site to be read in advance. Sessions will consist of 15-20 minutes of reflective summaries of papers, followed by 45-60 minutes of discussion. Since papers will not be read in-session, there is some flexibility regarding length: submissions may be between 3,000 and 6,000 words in length. Complete papers in English, formatted for blind review, must be submitted electronically to Attachments in either *.doc or *.rtf format are preferable. The deadline for full-paper submissions is June 15, 2010. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by July 15, 2010. For more information about the society and/or to be put on an e-mail list, please visit our website or contact Monica Vilhauer ( or Jamey Findling ( For a printable/downloadable PDF of the full call for papers, click here.