2023 Meeting

The 2023 meeting will be on March 3-4, hosted by Duke University. The keynote speaker will be Rebecca Walker, UNC Chapel Hill.


The program is posted here (pdf; posted March 2).

Prize Winners

Congratulations to our prize winners! They are:

UndergraduateEmma Williams (Duke University) “The Non-Liberation of Coming Out: A Foucauldian Analysis”

Graduate StudentMax Kramer (University of Arizona) “Making Things Fit” 

Untenured FacultyKevin Busch (Davidson College) “The Limits of Humean Thought”

Parking and Restaurants

All events will be on the Duke University campus.

You might park at your hotel (Marriott Residence Inn or Hilton Garden Inn) and walk or take the hotel shuttle from there to the meeting. Those not staying at the hotel could park on a road in Trinity Park (Lamonde Avenue, Gloria Avenue, Minerva Avenue, W Trinity Avenue, Monmouth Avenue, Dacian Avenue, Urban Street, or Watts Street) or north of East Campus (on Lancaster Street, Onslow Street, Berkeley Street, Sedgefield Street, or Clarendon Street). All of these streets allow on-street parking.

More parking information is here, along with local restaurants. See also this list of restaurants.


The NCPS had blocked some rooms at two local hotels, though those blocks have expired. But if you haven’t made reservations yet, you might still try Hilton Garden Inn Durham/University Medical Center and the Residence Inn Durham McPherson/Duke University Medical Center Area.


The registration fee is $5 for undergraduate students, $20 for graduate students (MA or PhD), $25 for part-time faculty or unaffiliated researchers, and $35 for full-time faculty.

The registration fee can be paid during registration on the day of the conference. Alternatively, you can pay via Venmo to @Stephen-Puryear-4. If paying via Venmo, please include your name so that we can be sure to note that you have paid.

For questions and more information, please write to the conference organizer, Elizabeth Hupfer, Secretary-Treasurer of the NCPS.