Husserl Archives Leuven

International Centre for Phenomenology and Continental Philosophy

International Centre for Phenomenology and Continental Philosophy
Welcome to the newly renovated Husserl Archives!

From the first October 2016, we welcome you back in the Husserl Archives, especially in the newly arranged Husserl chamber, where we offer guided tours for visitors. If you are interested in the history of the Archives, want to take a closer look at the manuscripts or get a grip of the spirit of Husserl, just write an e-mail to: maren.wehrle@kuleuven.be (until end of September)  and from the 1st October to: emanuele.caminada@kuleuven.be. Transcriptions and materials can also be made available to researchers upon request.

Husserl Archives in Leuven

The Husserl Archives in Leuven is responsible for the publication of the philosophical work of Edmund Husserl. It was established in 1939 when, facing the threat that because of his Jewish origin, Husserl's work might be destroyed by the National Socialist authorities, Professor H.L. Van Breda successfully brought Husserl's estate secretly from Freiburg to Leuven.

Husserl HandwritingThe chief mission of the Archives remains research into and documentation of Husserl's estate. The Archives receives visitors from around the world interested in consulting Husserl's manuscripts, or the extensive Phenomenology library of the research centre. Thanks to activities such as the publication of monographs and the organisation of international conferences, the Husserl-Archives plays a central role in the dissemination and development of the phenomenological movement.