Hélène Ahrweiler

Honorary Member

Hélène Ahrweiler

15 April 2022

French academic and historian of Greek origin.

Coming from a Greek family hunted d'Asia MinorThe daughter of Nicolas Glykatzis and Kalliroé Psaltides, Hélène Glykatzi studied in Athens at the Classical Gymnasium, then at theFrench Institute and theEnglish InstituteShe then attended the Faculté des Lettres, from which she graduated in philosophy. Then, in Paris, she attended theÉcole pratique des hautes études and obtained a doctorate in history. D. in history. In 1966, she obtained a doctorate in letters on Byzantium and the seapublished by the Presses universitaires de France2.

In 1955She joined the National Centre for Scientific ResearchShe was promoted to Senior Research Fellow. The 7 November 1958At the end of her life, she married Jacques Ahrweiler, and had a daughter, Marie-Hélène (wife of Jean-Roch Giovachini). In 1967She left the CNRS to become a professor at the Sorbonne.

She is successively director of the history department of the Faculty of Arts, Paris3 (19691970), co-founder and first vice-president (19701973) and then President (19761981) of theUniversity of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). In 1982François Mitterrand calls it rector of the Paris Academy, Chancellor of the Universities of Paris. She held this position until 1989.

In February 1989, Hélène Ahrweiler was appointed President of the Centre national d'art et de culture Georges-Pompidouwhere she succeeds Jean Maheu4. She served for two and a half years until August 1991, when she reached the age limit of 65.

Hélène Ahrweiler was also president of theEuropean University AssociationPresident and then Honorary President of the Ethics Committee for Science, Vice President of the Conseil supérieur de l'Éducation nationale (19831989), Secretary General of the International Committee of Historical Sciences (19801990), Honorary President of theInternational Association of Byzantine Studiesexpert (social sciences and humanities) to theUNESCOVice-President and later President of the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (19821989), vice-president of the orientation council of the Centre Georges-Pompidou (19761989), President of the European Cultural Centre in DelphiPresident of the National Theatre of Greece in Athens, President of the Terra Foundation for the Arts and Education (Chicago-Giverny), member of the Steering Committee of theInstitut Veolia Environnement.

She is a corresponding member of the British Academyassociate member of theRoyal Academy of Belgiumcorresponding member of theAcademy of Athensof theBerlin Academy of Sciencesof theBulgarian Academy of Sciences. It is also doctor honoris causa universities of LondonHarvardBelgradeNew YorkLimaNew BrunswickHaifaFribourg and the École des hautes études en sciences politiques et sociales in Athens.

A volume of MixturesThe two-volume book was given to him by his colleagues, disciples and friends in 1998 as a gift under the title Eupsychia5.

Content subject to the CC-BY-SA license. Source : Article Hélène Ahrweiler from Wikipedia in French (authors)
Back to top