Nearly Fifty Years of Husserl Conferences
in North America and Around the World
A Little Bit of History
The first Husserl Circle Conference was held at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri June 1969, through the initiative of José Huertas-Jourda, Algis Mickunas, and F. Joseph Smith. The participants agreed that meetings should be held annually with the primary purpose the communication of phenomenological research and discussion of Husserl’s philosophy. Subsequent to the Washington University conference in 1969, annual meetings of the Husserl Conference were hosted by many institutions all over the country.
In 2002, the Circle met for the first time outside North America, in Lima, Perú, and its meetings now alternate annually between North America and the rest of the world.
Each year a member of the Circle of the hosting institution functions as the annual Convenor. Membership of the Circle has steadily increased and now includes the most notable Husserl scholars in the world.
History of Meetings: