One-day conference: Unity and Universality of Research

One-day conference: Unity and Universality of Research

Partners: German Embassy, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Academy of Sciences, German Historical Institute, DAAD (German Office of Academic Exchanges), DAAD Alumni France, Heidelberg Alumni France (HAFR), University of Evry.

Date: Monday, 24th November, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Place: Hôtel Duret-de-Chevry, 8 rue du Parc Royal, 75003 Paris

Coordinator: Damien EHRHARDT


9 a.m.: Welcome speech

Thomas Maissen, Director, German Historical Institute

Christiane SCHMENKEN, DAAD Paris, Stephen Kern, director

First counsellor for scientific and technological affairs

German Embassy in France

Damien EHRHARDT, President of the Humboldt France association

Mrs la Generale MADRE, HAFR A, President

9:20 a.m.: Introduction by François GROS, Honorary perpetual secretary of the Academy of Sciences

Damien EHRHARDT, University of Evry, Panel 1

“Does the Humboldtian University Model still have a future?” Mediated by Dominique Bourel, CNRS / Paris-Sorbonne University

9:40 a.m.: Jean-Marie VALENTIN, University of Paris-Sorbonne / Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung

“The Great Principles of the Humboldtian University Reform”

10:10 a.m.: Philippe MEYER, Academy of Sciences/ Stiftung Genshagen

“Teaching between Germany and France. From Wilhem von Humboldt to Jules Ferry”

10:30 a.m.: Jacques LE RIDER, EPHE Paris

“The Myth of the Humboldtian University : Who Can Still Believe in It?”

10:45 a.m.: Discussion

11 a.m.: Coffee break

Panel 2. « The University through the Animated World » Damien EHRHARDT

11:15 a.m.: Quy Dao NGUYEN, Ecole Centrale Paris

“The First University of Vietnam (10th century)”

11:35 a.m.: Jean-Marc MOURA, University of Paris 10/ French University Institute,

“The Opening of the University to the French-speaking Literary World: An Example of Universality?”

11:55: Soraya NOUR, University of Lisbon

“Can Alexander Von Humboldt’s Vision Still Illuminate the University?”

12:10 p.m.: Discussion

12:30 p.m: Lunch buffet

14 p.m.: Workshops, two parallel sessions.

Workshop 1: “The Future of the University: Rethinking the Humboldtian Model”, mediated by Alain Patrick OLIVIER, University of Nantes (70 persons, maximum).

Workshop 2: “The Transmission of Knowledge in the Multimedia Age”, Alain ZOZIME, University of Evry (10 persons maximum)

3:30 p.m.: Workshop Results

4:15 p.m.: Humboldt France Association general assembly