Internationale Hegel-Gesellschaft e.V.

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  • The Inter­na­tional Hegel-​Society (Inter­na­tionale Hegel-​Gesellschaft e.V.), head­quar­tered in Berlin, is the old­est soci­ety ded­i­cated to Hegelian phi­los­o­phy. Aris­ing from the Hegelianum, active since 1946 in Nurem­berg, it was founded there in 1953 as the Ger­man Hegel-​Society (Deutsche Hegel-​Gesellschaft e.V.) by Wil­helm Raimund Beyer (1902−1990). At the 2nd Inter­na­tional Hegel-​Conference in 1958 in Frankfurt/​Main, the Ger­man Hegel-​Society con­sti­tuted itself as the Inter­na­tional Hegel-​Society (Inter­na­tionale Hegel-​Gesellschaft e.V.) Since 1983, the Soci­ety has been offi­cially reg­is­tered under this name.

    It is the task of the Soci­ety “to care for Hegel’s spir­i­tual legacy, crit­i­cally to research and present his phi­los­o­phy in its his­tor­i­cal devel­op­ment and in its man­i­fold rela­tions to pre­ced­ing and suc­ceed­ing the­o­ries, to work out the con­tem­po­rary sig­nif­i­cance of Hegel and his thought and, espe­cially, to inves­ti­gate and fur­ther sci­en­tif­i­cally that dialec­ti­cal method closely asso­ci­ated with his name in all its man­i­fes­ta­tions and in its appli­ca­tion.” (§ 1 of the Arti­cles of Asso­ci­a­tion from 17.2.1983)

    The pur­pose of the Soci­ety is “to offer a forum to all sci­en­tists who engage Hegel in accor­dance with this task. The pur­pose of the Soci­ety is to be fur­thered through con­fer­ences, pub­li­ca­tions, lec­tures, dis­cus­sions and reports as well as through per­sonal con­tacts among the mem­bers.” (§ 2)

    Organs of the Society

    • Gen­eral Meet­ing, which takes place every two years in con­junc­tion with the Hegel-​Conferences,
    • Inter­na­tional Advi­sory Com­mit­tee (15 Members)
    • Exec­u­tive Tri­umvi­rate, which selects from its mem­bers a Chair­man (Pres­i­dent) for two years

    The Inter­na­tional Hegel-​Society orga­nizes every two years an inter­na­tional Hegel con­fer­ence. The con­fer­ences are open, mean­ing: Any­one who wishes to par­tic­i­pate can reg­is­ter to present a paper in a sec­tion and/​or take part in the con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings. Mem­ber­ship in the Inter­na­tional Hegel-​Society is not a pre­sup­po­si­tion for such par­tic­i­pa­tion. The con­fer­ence papers are pub­lished in the HEGEL-​JAHRBUCH, which the Exec­u­tive Tri­umvi­rate of the Soci­ety edits in coop­er­a­tion with the local orga­ni­za­tional com­mit­tee of each con­fer­ence. Since the 199394 vol­ume, the Hegel-​Jahrbuch has been pub­lished by the Akademie-​Verlag, Berlin.

    Since 1994, the series HEGEL-​FORSCHUNGEN has also been pub­lished by the Akademie-​Verlag, includ­ing mono­graphs, antholo­gies and edi­tions of Hegelian phi­los­o­phy and its his­tor­i­cal influence.


    The Inter­na­tional Hegel-​Society has today about 300 mem­bers world­wide who are active in this man­ner. The yearly sub­scrip­tion is cur­rently EUR 20.- (for stu­dents and the unem­ployed EUR 7.-).


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