As part of its lecture series, the Research Chair on Beauty studies will invite numerous experts each year to address top-ics specific to the concept of the beauty. Those experts, drawing on experience gained in an array of scientific and artistic disciplines, will share their reflections and current research and invite us to rethink our relationnship with beauty.

Prochaine conférence

Une arche de beauté

Mardi 20 septembre 2022
18h - 19h30
Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle
57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris

Invités :

Anne Simon, Directrice de recherche au CNRS, République des Savoirs : Lettres, Sciences, Philosophie (USR 3608  – CNRS-ENS-Collège de France / PSL).

Baptiste Lanaspèze, Directeur des éditions Wildproject et auteur.


Upcoming event
Beauty and self-constructing
March 19, 2021, 6PM-8PM (UTC+1)
Live on YouTube [more information coming soon]


Gisèle Dambuyant, Sociologist;
Camille Froidevaux-Metterie, Feminist Philosopher and Pr. of Political Science;
ORLAN, artist.



November 2019

Beauty & Truth

Can we think about beauty in terms of truth? or truth in terms of beauty? For its inaugural confer-ence, the Research Chair on Beauty studies asks three noted figures from different disciplinary backgrounds to tell how they grapple with concepts of beauty and truth in their scientific or artistic practices.

November, Thursday 28, 2019
6 p.m. - 8 p. m.

Collège de France
11 Place Marcelin Berthelot, 75231 Paris
Amphithéâtre Guillaume Budé