Central Seminar in the History of Early Modern Philosophy
RiceUniversity Houston, TX October 29-30, 2004
The sixth annual meeting of the South Central Seminar in the History of Early
Modern Philosophy will be held Friday-Saturday, October 29-30, at RiceUniversity in Houston,
Texas. Like similar seminars in other parts
of the country, the South Central Seminar is an informal group designed to
foster interaction among scholars working on topics in the history of early
All sessions will be held on
the Rice University campus in the Humanities Building, Room 328 (next to the Fodren Library). Although there is no registration fee for the
seminar, we ask that you register for the seminar and indicate your intention
to attend the seminar dinner by contacting either
Accommodations are available at the Warwick Hotel, 5701 Main Street, in Houston's Museum District, across the street from Rice University and within walking distance to 16 museums (including the Museum of Natural Science) and the city zoo.
For reservations, call 713-526-1991 and ask for the Rice University rate to get a room at $109/night.
Warwick transportation and parking: Parking for overnight guests with in-out privileges: self-parking (garage adjacent to hotel) $8.00, valet $14.00. Complimentary shuttle transportation within three-mile radius (does not include airports). MetroRail stop across the street: one-day pass $2, 713-635-4000 or www.ridemetro.org.
The Warwick Hotel is located 25 minutes from Hobby Airport and 35 minutes from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The hotel concierge or Guest Services will assist with airport transportation arrangements. Airport shuttle express rates are: Hobby (HOU) $15 one way, $26 roundtrip; Bush Intercontinental (IAH) $20 one way, $36 roundtrip. Taxi costs are about twice as much, but if you are sharing a taxi, you might want to consider that option.
The American Society for Aesthetics is hosting its annual national conference at the Warwick that weekend as well, so you should make your reservations as soon as possible to make sure you get a room there. If you are interested in the ASA's Thursday line-up of papers on Hutcheson, Hume, Smith, Diderot, and Kant, consult their program at www.aesthetics-online.org/events/ASA_Houston.pdf. You can get the special Rice rates on days immediately before and after our seminar dates.