16 OCTOBER 2017 / The international symposium on “Life and climate from Hesiod to Montesquieu ” in France, with the SNF’s support

On October 13th and 14th, the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres organized the international symposium under the theme “Life and climate from Hesiod to Montesquieu” at the ancient Greek dwelling Villa Kérylos in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France.

The symposium convened scholars and specialists from various fields, including Archeology, Geography, History, Philosophy and History of Art to address the way that the modern society’s concerns relate to climate change and the environment and how the latter impact our life and health.

The symposium is supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and is held under the auspices of the French Ministries of Higher Education, Research & Innovation and Culture & Communication. 

The Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, founded in 1663, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to allow the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in the fields of literature, history, history of art and archaeology, classical antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Modern Times, and the civilizations of the East.