Jan Patočka Archive originated de facto on the day of Patočka's death, 13 March 1977, when his students hid Patočka's literary legacy from the StB (State Security) and secretly began to prepare it for publication. For these activities, the editorial
group (Ivan Chvatík, Radim Palouš, Pavel Kouba, Miroslav
Petříček and Jan Vít) was awarded by the Czechoslovak Academy
of Sciences in 1990.
The AJP was formally founded in January 1990 as part of the Philosophical Institute
of the present day Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. From 1993, it has been a part of Center for Theoretical Study (CTS).
The aim of the AJP is to organize a study and interpretation of
the philosophical legacy of Jan Patočka, to publish the Collected Works, 25 planned volumes,
and to gather manuscripts and documents concerning his work and life.
Ivan Chvatík (director) E-mail
Pavel Kouba (deputy director) E-mail
Jan Frei (specialist assistant) E-mail
Alexander Matoušek (specialist assistant) E-mail
Petra Stehlíková (specialist assistant) E-mail
Ladislava Švandová (research fellow worker) E-mail