Thought Leaders – Science in Society

Meetings and access to history of sciences

Fondation Ipsen collaborates with the “College International de Philosophie” (CIP), based in Paris, for launching an ambitious program that facilitates the access to scientific knowledge.

Program 1: Access to thousand of hours of audio archive
The CIP, with Fondation Ipsen support, has an audio archive of 4,000 hours that will be made accessible to the public – this is a most valuable archive of French critical and scientific theory. .

These archives have been released in November 2018 and are available for everyone directly at the INA (french audiovisual institute) and several french universities. An inauguration ceremony was organized at UNSECO.

Program 2: Delivering 75 research seminars per year
The CIP and Fondation Ipsen offer 75 research seminars per year (representing around 300 seminar sessions) taught by about 52 researchers, doctors, secondary school and university professors and artists. 15 international colloquia in France and abroad will be also organized.

Next Symposia (free lectures):

Geometry and Phenomenology of the Living. Limits and possibilities of mathematization, complexity and individuation, December 12-14Learn more

Phenomenology of the analogy and the instance of the technique in the scientific thinking, December 14Learn more

The invention of the gender or the purposes of human sciences, December 17Learn more

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Program 3: The Archive project
An international workgroup entitled “The Archive Project”, brings together institutes such « Le Louvre », « Bibliothèque Nationale de France », « Institut National de l’audiovisuel » (INA), « New York Public Library », « Université Nanterre », « Université Paris 8 », « Princeton University », « Columbia University », « UC Irvine », « Kingston University London », « Archives Nationales », « Archives diplomatiques du Ministère des Affaires étrangères », « Archives de l’Académie des Sciences », « Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration ». We bring together archivists and researchers to examine current technological developments of archive production and conservation and some of the societal and political issues related to them.


Program 4: A review in Philosophy and Science
Fondation Ipsen and CIP support the electronic review “Rue Descartes”, which is widely circulated.