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.

conference 2 chaire beauté(s)
conférence 2 chaire beauté(s)
conférence 2 chaire beauté(s)
crédits : Daniel Nicolaevsky


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

January 2020

Beauty of the Body

The Research Chair on Beauty studies invites three experts on the body – a tattoo artist, a performer and a researcher – to contrast their unique perspectives on the narratives that bodies can produce. Artists and research-ers come together on stage for an informal discussion about multiple aspects of the beauty of the body.

January, Thursday 16, 2020
6 p.m. - 8 p. m.


Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique de Paris
2bis Rue du Conservatoire, 75009 Paris

March 2020

Beauty & Color

Color is part of nature’s aesthetic arsenal. In biology, plants and animals each boast astonishing mechanisms for manipulating light and radiating majestic colors. How are this range of colors, their symbolic value and the concept of beauty interrelated?

May 2020

Beauty & Self-Constructs

Self-esteem is integral to individual resilience and development. What role does beauty play in that process? Can it serve as an avenue to self-knowledge and internal truth? How can beauty be redis-covered after the ordeal of illness, separation or exile?