Université de Strasbourg

Inaugural lectures of the new Paul Ehrlich and Marc Bloch chairs

21 May 2023

On 1 June 2023, the inaugural lectures of the newly established USIAS chairs, the Paul Ehrlich Chair (life sciences) and the Marc Bloch Chair (social sciences and humanities), will take place. These lectures are intended for the general public, who will be invited to discover cutting-edge research conducted by pioneering researchers in the field.

  • 01/06/2023 | 14:00-16:30 | Salle de conférence, MISHA, Strasbourg | You can choose to attend one or both lectures.


14:00 Opening words by Thomas Ebbesen, Director of USIAS
14:05 Introduction by Jean-Louis Mandel, USIAS Chair of Human Genetics
14:10 Inaugural lecture by Brigitte Kieffer, USIAS Chair Paul Ehrlich:
The brain on opiates: for better and for worse
(in English - watch the video of the lecture)
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Introduction by David Le Breton, USIAS Chair of Anthropology of Contemporary Worlds
15:35 Inaugural lecture by Frédéric Colin, USIAS Chair Marc Bloch:
From sandy Bahariya to the gilded court of Thebes: an interdisciplinary pathway in Egyptology (in French - watch the video of the lecture )
16:30 End


USIAS recently instituted a total of three new chairs for Strasbourg-based researchers, named after eminent scholars in Strasbourg's history and representing the three main academic domains: the Marc Bloch Chair in Social Sciences and Humanities, the Paul Ehrlich Chair in Life Sciences and the Marguerite Perey Chair in Natural Sciences (appointment forthcoming). Each new chair is invited to give an inaugural lecture.



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