Union Académique Internationale

Centennial Celebration

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celebration events organized for the centenary of the UAI

The Union Académique Internationale will celebrate its centenary in November 2019 at the Institut de France in Paris, at the invitation of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.

These celebrations will be held simultaneously at the 2019 General Assembly of the Union. The culmination of these celebrations will take place during the solemn ceremony under the dome of the Institut offered to the UAI by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.

Events open to the public:

  • The Union Académique Internationale in 2019: Reflections on its Centenary and future directions.


13:30 | Welcome. Didier Viviers, Secretary General of the UAI

13:45 | Presidential Address: Excellence through collaboration. Samuel N.C. Lieu, President of the UAI

14:15 | L’Union Académique Internationale, un laboratoire de la diplomatie scientifique de l’entre-deux-guerres. Kenneth Bertrams, professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles

14:45 | Strengthening the bonds: the role of digital humanities. Charlotte Roueché, Emeritus Professor, Digital Hellenic Studies, King’s College London

15:15 | Coffee break

15:45 « D ’où venons-nous / Que sommes-nous / Où allons-nous »: Intellectual Cooperation and Disciplinary Diversity in a Changing World. Round table chaired b Madeline Caviness, with Pornsan Watanangura, Rachida Chapoutot-Remadi, Luiz Oosterbeek, and Adama Samassekou

17h00 | Archaeology in the time of the new challenges: perspectives and risk Nikolai Makarov, Russian Academy of Sciences

17:30 | Closing keynote address – Repenser l’idée des « OEuvres complètes » à l’âge numérique : l’exemple de Voltaire. Nicholas Cronk, Director of the Voltaire Foundation, Professor of French literature, Oxford University

18:00 | Announcement of the winners of the Early Career Researcher Awards Samuel N.C. Lieu, President of the UAI, and Didier Viviers, Secretary General of the UAI

18:15 | Reception in the auditorium

More information ?

  • At the occasion of its centenary celebrations in November 2019, the Union Académique Internationale has scheduled in Paris conferences devoted to some of its projects. More information ?