Husserl Circle

Next Husserl Circle Meeting: Boston 2012

Letter from the Secretary

In addition to including the 2012 announcement of the annual dues for membership in the Husserl Circle, this communication includes information about our next meeting, June 6-9, in Boston, from Andrea Staiti, our Convenor.

Dues: Included as an enclosure you will find a 2012 dues statement that reflects the current status of your membership. As communicated in my fall letter, the members voted to increase dues by five dollars, to $40 per year. As also mentioned in my fall letter, this represents the first and so far only increase in dues since the Husserl Circle became a dues paying organization. NB: You must be current with your dues to be eligible to be on the program.

You may renew your Husserl Circle dues with your credit card. To do so, click on the PayPal link and follow the simple instructions:

With best wishes,
Burt Hopkins
Permanent Secretary

Letter from the Convenor

Dear Members and Friends of the Husserl Circle,

Happy New Year! I hope you had a pleasant break. As the deadline for submission approaches (February, 1st) I would like to communicate some updates about the Meeting at Boston College on June, 6th-9th.

First of all let me remind you that this year only papers will be considered for presentation. This is in order to facilitate decisions regarding acceptance. Considering the increment of the submissions in the past few years, I will work together with a Scientific Board that will help me identify the best papers for presentation. Ceteris paribus we would like to give precedence to new faces and to those who haven’t presented in the past year or two. However, needless to say, all the submitted papers will be given full consideration. Decisions will be communicated no later than February 22nd.

I have some important news pertaining to accommodations. I just received a confirmation that affordable rooms on campus will be available for about 50 participants at the following rates:

  • Rooms with AC: $42/per night/ per bed
  • Rooms without AC: $36/ per night/ per bed
  • Linen charge is $15 per set of linens.

This means that the basic cost per person for on campus accommodation would be as follows:

3 nights in a non-air-conditioned room:

  • In a shared (double) bedroom: $123 (3 nights @ $36/night plus a $15 linen charge)
  • In a non-shared bedroom: $231 (3 nights @ $72/night plus a $15 linen charge)

3 nights in an air-conditioned room:

  • In a shared (double) bedroom: $141 (3 nights @ $42/night plus a $15 linen charge)
  • In a non-shared bedroom: $267 (3 nights @ $84/night plus a $15 linen charge)

This is an excellent offer for Bostonian standards and it is particularly convenient for whoever values the comfort of having a room very close to where the conference will be held. Please, contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in on-campus accommodation.

For those of you who prefer a more traditional hotel there are three convenient options at a reasonable distance from BC. All three hotels are conveniently located on the T-line (Green – C), about 10-15 minutes away from the last stop (Cleveland Circle.) There you can hop on a free BC shuttle bus operative 24/7 that in another 10 minutes will drop you off on campus, very close the building where the meeting will be most likely held.

1) Holiday Inn Boston - Brookline
1200 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Main: 617.277.1200 Fax: 617.734.5867

There is a special conference rate of $179.00 per night that the Holiday Inn will be able to offer to Husserl Circle participants. You just have to mention the Husserl Circle Meeting when you put in your reservation.

2) The Beacon Inn – Brookline
1087 & 1750 Beacon Street Brookline, MA 02446 & 02445
617. 566.0088 or 888. 575. 0088

This is a more B&B style kind of place. They also have small apartments that can be reserved by multiple people. More info at

3) Marriott Courtyard Brookline
40 Webster Street, Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA 02446

This is a very beautiful (but also a bit pricier) hotel, it is a little closer to downtown and a couple of minutes farther away from the Cleveland Circle T stop but it is definitely the most luxurious kind of accommodation available in the BC area.

If you have any questions on the accommodation options, please do not hesitate to contact me. At the conference I will give all the participants a map to get to campus from the hotels and a small guide to my favorite restaurants around BC. Considering that the weekend of the Husserl Circle Meeting will also coincide with graduation weekend at MIT and Harvard, I strongly recommend you make your reservations as soon as possible if you want to stay at a hotel because they will fill up very quickly.

On a different note, I also wanted to communicate that this year too there will be a small registration fee of $35 to cover the expenses of posters, coffee-breaks and the like. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.

I look forward to welcoming you all in Boston and meanwhile I wish you all the best!


Andrea Staiti
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Boston College