July 2019

Seminars & Residential Study for Large Groups:

2019 FSER Winners Meeting and FSER Board of Directors, organized by Patrick Mehlen and Héloïse Dufour

Seminar “Around the Rothko Chapel”, organized by Annie Cohen-Solal and Noit Banai.

The Rothko Chapel, inaugurated in 1971, is a space of a new kind, which was inspired by three individuals with strong spiritual impregnation, all immigrants to the United States at a particularly critical historical period. Dominique and Jean de Ménil – philanthropes, collectors, curators, engaged intellectuals – and Mark Rothko artist, educator, engaged intellectual, with a talmudic education. The seminar Around the Rothko Chapel would allow to analyze in depth the genesis of this experiment, as well as its achievements and role of model for similar companies.

Residential Study

André Gide Jean Schlumberger Centre

Arnauld Pierre is coming to write a book to be published under the title “Magic Moiré. Art and Science of the ever-changing Effect, 1955-1975. Iridescent motifs are one of the great visual successes of 1960s art, especially in optical and kinetic art (op art). The projected book is articulated around the now-forgotten figure of the artist and scientist Gerald Oster whose essay “Iridescent Patterns”, published in 1963 in Scientific American, revealed to a wide audience the mysteries of art and the science of iridescence.

Nikol Dziub, laureate of the Catherine Gide Foundation Prize, returns to continue her research on “André Gide and The NRF against the USSR”.

Author’s residency prize 

Co-winner in 2018, Spyridon Tegos will continue the two-month residency that was awarded for his project to write an essay on the theme “Courtesy without a court? The French sources of Adam Smith and the genealogy of middle-class manners”.

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Activities : submission deadlines

If you wish to have your submission evaluated by the next Scientific Council, please note the following submissions dealines :

– Seminars: for a seminar in 2021 or after, next deadline 19 September 2019.

– Residential studies: the deadline is 19 September 2019 for residential studies regarding 1 to 4 people in 2020,  and for 2021 for those regarding groups of 5 to 15 people.

– Photography prize: for a residency in 2020, applications will be received from May 2 until October 2, 2019

– Authors’ residency prize : for a residency in 2021, applications will be accepted until January 31, 2020

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A tribute to Anne Gruner Schlumberger
from Professor Fotis C. Kafatos

It is difficult to speak or write about your spiritual mother. Silence seems most appropriate, especially about someone who always avoided public recognition and adulation. But I need to say goodbye to the most remarkable human being who blessed me with her friendship. And I need to express the gratitude of myself and of the many others who, as youngsters, benefited by her generosity, of all the people that she helped educate, and of the countless children who were enriched by her libraries, in Greece and in France.

I met Annette in 1956, when I was 16, and she changed my life. Continue reading

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