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HC Secretary,
March 27, 2007  

Dear Colleague,
Important information on required proof of health insurance to gain entry into the Czech Republic can be found at the Embassy of the Czech Republic web site:
I am looking forward to seeing many of you soon in Prague.
With best wishes,
Burt Hopkins


HC Secretary,
February 20, 2007  

Dear Colleagues:  

The program for this year’s meeting is now on-line:  

Also: Graduate students interested in low-cost lodging should contact Ivan Chvatík (

Burt Hopkins,
HC Secretary

Letter, HC Secretary,
February 1, 2006


In addition to including the 2006 announcement of the annual dues for membership in the Husserl Circle, this communication includes updated information about our next meeting, April 23-28, in Prague.

Dues: Included as an enclosure you will find a 2006 dues statement that reflects the current status of your membership. NB: You may renew your Husserl Circle dues with your credit card. To do so, go to, click on the PayPal link and follow the simple instructions.

Link to Lodging Information: Lodging information for the conference can be found at the following web address:

Program: Ivan Chvatík, this year’s convernor, plans to announce the program by the middle of February, to allow ample time to make travel arrangements. The program will be posted on the Circle’s web page. A record number of proposals and papers have been submitted. If you are interested in being a commentator or moderating a session, please contact Ivan directly (


 With best wishes,

 Burt Hopkins



Letter, HC Secretary,

October 6, 2006

The 36th annual meeting of the Husserl Circle at Wellesley College this past June was an immense success. Special thanks are in order to Convenor Nicolas de Warren, who did a superb job of assembling a first-rate program and attending to the every need of the 50 plus members and friends of the Circle in attendance. The level of presentation and discussion was once again very high.

The following first time participants were duly elected into the Circle at the Business Meeting:

Charles Bonner (Independent Scholar)
Walter Hopp (Boston University)
Tarjei Mandt (University of Tromsä)
Mark Brown (Murdoch University)
John Hartmann (Southern Illinois
John O’Connor (Boston College)
David Netherton (University of Wales)
Mary Troxell (Boston College)
Saulius Geniusas (The New School)
Gretchen Gusich (Boston College)
Jonathan Imber (Wellesley College)
Andrea Staiti (Universitŕ di Torino)
Rex Gilland (Southern Connecticut)
Claudio Majolino (Université de Lille)

The members present at the Business Meeting also voted to limit the word length of papers to 3000, and of commentaries to 1000.

This year’s meeting will be convened by Ivan Chvatík in Prague, in conjunction with the Jan Patočka 100 year conference, April 23-28. A letter with from him is included in this mailing.

With best wishes for your fall term, I remain

Sincerely yours,

Burt Hopkins

Convenor's Letter, 

October 6, 2006


I am pleased to announce that 37th Annual Meeting of the Husserl Circle will take place in Prague, from Monday, 22nd through Saturday, 28th April 2007.
Should you wish to participate in the meeting by delivering a paper, the deadline for submissions is January 1, 2007. Papers should have a reading time of no more than 30 minutes (3000 words). Anyone wishing to submit a paper should send it (or a substantial abstract) directly to me (either by email attachment, airmail or fax) so that it is received by the deadline. Happily, the number of submitted papers has been growing with each meeting, but that also means that decisions may have to be made about which papers to include. Decisions will be announced by February 1, 2007.
As you probably know, the meeting is held in Prague to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth, and the 30th anniversary of the death, of the Czech philosopher Jan Patočka (June 1, 1907 – March 13, 1977). Parallel with the meeting of Husserl Circle, there will be an international conference the aim of which is to see to what extent the philosophical thinking of Jan Patočka is still alive and to gauge the scope of its influence on contemporary philosophy. Scholars who are interested in Patočka and acquainted with his work have been invited to come to Prague and present their views on the importance of his philosophy.
The whole event is being jointly organised by the Center for Theoretical Study and the Center for Phenomenological Research (both at Charles University and the Institute for Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic), the Husserl Circle, the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (IWM), and the Husserl Archive at the Ecole Normale Superieur in Paris. It will be held under the auspices of Prof. MUDr. Vaclav Hampl, C.Sc., Rector of Charles University and Prof. RNDr. Vaclav Paces, Dr.Sc., President of Czech Academy of Sciences.
The event shall consist of two parallel sections. One will be devoted exclusively to the work of Jan Patočka, with lectures held in English, French, or German. The other section will be the regular Annual Meeting of the Husserl Circle. Colleagues can freely switch between sections according to their concrete interest, as the lectures will be held in adjacent rooms in Carolinum, the main building of Charles University (, in the center of Old Town of Prague.

The logistic details concerning lodging and traveling shall be handled by a separate letter.

I look forward to seeing you in Prague in April 2007.


Ivan Chvatík, Convenor
37th Annual Meeting of the Husserl Circle

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