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Les Amis de l’IHES

Les Amis de l’IHES helps to promote the cutting edge research carried out at IHES as widely as possible. They organize conferences aimed at a broad audience, to introduce current research projects and organize cultural events of a scientific nature.

Les Amis de l’IHES is an association which was created on 8 October 1998 to coincide with the Institute’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Louis Michel was Chairman until he passed away on 30 December 1999; he was succeeded by Marcel Berger, former IHES Director, by Jean-Marc Deshouillers, professor at the University Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 and by Valentin Poénaru, former professor at the Paris-Sud University (Orsay) from 2009 until  2022. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, former IHES Director, was appointed President on 31 May 2022.

Conference by Cécile Michel on November 18, 2022

New event organized by Les Amis de l'IHES with Cécile Michel on Friday November 18, 2022 at 5:00 pm in the Marilyn and James Simons Conference Centre and on Zoom.

New event organized by Les Amis de l’IHES on Friday November 18, 2022 at 5:00 pm (French Time) at IHES

Cécile MICHEL Research Director at CNRS and Professor at Hamburg University, will give gave a conference (in French) in hybrid format, entitled:

“Business women, weavers and spouses: the life of Assyrian women 4000 years ago”

About 4,000 years ago, Assyrian merchants established a trading post in the ancient city of Kaneš in Central Anatolia. Their history is known from clay tablets on which they wrote. The voice of Tarām-Kūbi, an Assyrian woman who corresponded with her brother and husband who settled in Kaneš, takes us back in time.

Cécile MICHEL, Research Director at CNRS and Professor at Hamburg University will introduce the film “Ainsi parle Tarām-Kūbi. Correspondances assyriennes” that she dedicated to this woman. This presentation will be followed by a musical interlude.

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Contact: Ingrid Peeters (01 60 92 66 64)

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