October 21st, 2019 is the day chosen to honor Michel Serres who has taught at Stanford university for almost 30 years.
The day will be kick started by a seminar organized by two of his students, and attended by his daughter and his publisher.
Audrey Calefas-Strébelle and Jennifer Tamas-Le Menthéour will read a selection of Michel Serres’ texts, share their memories and exchange on the intellectual influence he had on their research, carriers and even lives.
Michel Serres’ daughter Hélène Weis and his publisher and co-founder of the Michel Serres Foundation, Sophie Bancquard will be joining the event.
Don’t be shy, it is a great opportunity to go to Stanford and learn more about the great philosopher, in a relaxed and thoughtful environment. We have had the opportunity to attend several conferences with Dr Audrey Calefas and her extensive knowledge is conveyed in a friendly and captivating manner. As a former personal assistant to Michel Serres at Stanford, she learned from the best on how to pass along intellectual concepts in a simple way, as if she was telling you a story.
The seminar will be held in French with minimal English translation.
It will precede the formal tribute to Michel Serres organized by the French Consulate (RSVP here) at 6pm, the same day
Date: Monday October, 21st 2019
An Afternoon with Michel Serres
German Library (room 260-252), Pigott Hall, Stanford University – from 2pm to 5pm
French Consulate Tribute
Levinthal Hall, 424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford – from 6pm to 8pm