The history of women philosophers stretches back as far as the history of philosophy itself. Valuable writings of female philosophers from antiquity through the Renaissance to today are proof of women’s important contributions to philosophy. The HWPS Center maintains that the long-lasting and rich tradition of women philosophers is to be properly integrated into both the general educational system as well as the academic world.
The Edith Stein Archive has set itself the task of documenting and making known the life and work of Edith Stein in words and pictures. It secures the manuscripts and the publication and distribution of her writings. The archive also supports scientific research into Edith Stein's philosophical and spiritual heritage.
The Open Commons of Phenomenology (OPHEN) is an international project that aims to provide open access to the entire corpus of phenomenology, and to build a shared, collaborative digital working environment for the phenomenological researchers around the world. To achieve this aim, OPHEN runs a web platform (ophen.org) that offers a growing number of resources and services to its research community and to the wider public.
The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek contains the estates of the Munich phenomenologists Hedwig Conrad-Martius and Gerda Walther. In addition, the estates of the Munich phenomenologists contain references to other women who were part of the phenomenological movement of the 20th century.
The North American Society for Early Phenomenology is dedicated to the study and advancement of the figures and ideas that comprised the early phenomenological movement from roughly 1900-39.
Phenomenological Society dedicated to the study and promotion of phenomenology. The society engages with classical authors and topics of the phenomenological movement.
HannahArendt.net is an Internet portal dedicated to Hannah Arendt research, also in broader theoretical context, within and outside of the academic setting. It includes the HannahArendt.net online journal, and is a rich source of information about Arendt and her work, offering an extensive overview of Arendt-related literature and news from Arendt studies. It was established 2004, following the paper edition of “Hannah Arendt Newsletter” (Berlin, 1999-2001).
The scope of the Center is in fact that of developing a new philosophy of man in the culture of our times and, more particularly, in Italy, where the lack of a valid philosophical orientation as become apparent ever since the end of historicism.