14th FIEC Congress, Bordeaux 2014

The 14th Congress of the International Federation of the Societies of Classical Studies (FIEC) will be held in Bordeaux (France) from Monday 25 August to Saturday 30 August 2014

The Conference will take place in the Athénée municipal and in the Pôle juridique et judiciaire (PJJ) de Pey-Berland which are both located in the historical center of Bordeaux.



Main information

Monday 25 August, 9.00-10.30 am, Pôle juridique et judiciaire : Registration (personalized welcome, badges, program, conference kit folder, coffee break) 

Monday 25 August, 11.00-12.00, Athénée municipal : Opening Ceremony

Monday 25 August, 2.00 pm ––– Saturday 30 August, noon : Plenary Sessions (lectures) and Panels (communications) 

Wednesday 27 August, 9:00-noon (room 47, Athénée municipal) : Brepols Publishing will present its collections

Wednesday 27 August, 2.00-5.00 pm : General Assembly of the FIEC representatives (delegates) and dinner

Thursday 28 August, 6.30 pm : Reception at the Bordeaux City Hall with the Mayor, Mr Alain Juppé, for a delegation of congressists only  (FIEC representatives, FIEC Board, invited speakers, Organization Committees). Wines will be offered by Saint-Emilion's producers.

Thursday 28 August, 8.30 pm : Gala Dinner, place de la Bourse

Friday 29 August, afternoon : Excursions (Saint Emilion or Bordeaux river cruise)

Saturday 30 August, noon : End of the Conference



1. As part of the FIEC Congress, the Mollat bookshop (Bordeaux) and the publishing house Les Belles Lettres (Paris) organize a public conference, on Tuesday 26 August, at 6.30pm, in the « Salons Mollat »:

La Collection des Universités de France, un siècle après 

by Prof. Jean-Louis Ferrary (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Institut de France), Prof. Jacques Jouanna (Paris Sorbonne, Institut de France) and Prof. Véronique Boudon-Millot (CNRS)

J.-L. Ferrary and J. Jouanna are both directors of the prestigious “Collection des Universités de France” (the “Budés”) at Les Belles Lettres Editions. They will trace the history of this extraordinary publishing adventure, some episodes of which are connected to Bordeaux.

In addition, other French and foreign publishers, partners of the Congress, will be honored in the Mollat Bookshop throughout the duration of the Congress. 

2. Besides the 250 papers open to registrated congressists, two free conferences dedicated to archaeology will be delivered (subject to availability), on Thursday 28 August, from 3.30 to 5.30 pm, in the Athénée municipal : 

- at 3.30pm : Prof. Pierre Gros (Aix-Marseille University, Institut de France) :

La découverte du forum de Carthage sous la conduite de saint Augustin.
La valeur heuristique des textes antiques pour l’archéologie classique 

- at 4.30pm : Prof. Jean-Paul Demoule (Paris 1 University, INRAP) :

À quoi sert l’archéologie ? 








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