Life at the Institute

The Institut d’études anciennes et médiévales is a lively crossroads of activity where researchers and students from around the world come together to share the same passion: the study of antiquity.

With its many scientific, pedagogical and social activities, the Institute’s lively calendar of events contributes greatly to this energetic and dynamic setting. Some highlights include:

  • The Midis des études anciennes is a regular and convivial forum for presenting new research. These conferences are an excellent opportunity for stimulating reflection and enhancing understanding. You’ve miss one of the Midi des études anciennes? You’ll find here the videos that show the diversity and quality of the conferences.
  • Each year, the Laboratoire de Philosophie Ancienne et Médiévale (LAPAM) in Université Laval’s Faculty of Philosophy organises the lecture series Les Midis du LAPAM where alumni, institute members and speakers from around the world come together to examine a variety of ancient and medieval topics. (This program is currently being redefined. Activities are suspended until further notice.)
  • Conferences, seminars and special events are held regularly in the departments and faculties associated with the Institute, providing professors, researchers and students the opportunity to participate actively in the development of the field.
  • The Séminaire interdisciplinaire en études anciennes is an open invitation to guest researchers, professors and students from many fields, and thus a good opportunity to take the pulse of work being done in other universities. The Séminaire provides its international guests the opportunity to offer special sessions.
  • At the yearly Colloque étudiant de fin d’année, graduates of the Bachelor’s program can present their first research findings. Similarly, the public defence of graduate dissertations provides an opportunity for the ancient studies community to come together and share in the fruits of students’ research. With experienced professors and researchers on hand to provide new perspectives and constructive criticism, both events foster dialogue between experienced and young researchers.