Husserl Archives Leuven

International Centre for Phenomenological Research

International Centre for Phenomenological Research
Husserl archives - opening hours

From the 20th of August 2015 the Husserl Archives building will be closed up to 10 months because of restauration works. Our offices will be in the Auditoriacomplex, Parkstraat 49, 3000 Leuven (Social Sciences building, 2nd and 3rd floor - campus map)

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 a mail to 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.