You are invited to join the Foundation’s movement of support initiated in 2003. In this manner, you will be associated with all the persons, foundations, institutions and enterprises convinced of the role which Classical Antiquity will be called upon to play in modern society in the decades to come.
The Hardt Foundation for the Study of Classical Antiquity is a research centre specializing in the fields of Ancient Greek, Latin, Ancient History and Philosophy.
From February to December, the Foundation welcomes researchers who wish to pursue their studies to its estate in Vandœuvres near Geneva. Facilities include a specialized library of almost 40,000 volumes in a unique setting with unparalleled conditions for study and research. Its access is made available by a modest financial contribution, and scholarships may be obtained for researchers up to the age of 35.
In addition, the Foundation holds an annual “Entretiens sur l’Antiquité classique”, devoted to a variety of themes, the proceedings of which are published the following year. To date, 59 volumes have been published, nearly all are still available.
Lecture at the Hardt Foundation
"L'économie grecque du 19e au 21e siècle : succès ou échec ?"
given by the Professor Kostas Kostis (University of Athens)
on Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 6 pm
See detailed program.
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Graffiti et inscriptions pariétales en contexte
University of Geneva
University of Lausanne
May 15 - 16, 2014
See detailed program.
This year's "Entretiens sur l'Antiquité classique" entitled "Cosmologies et cosmogonies dans la littérature antique - Cosmologies and Cosmogonies in Ancient Literature" will take place from August 25 to 29, 2014. They are prepared by Therese Fuhrer and Michael Erler.
See the program of the 61st "Entretiens sur l'Antiquité classique".
Volume 60 of the series will appear in Summer 2014.
A tribute to Josèphe-Henriette Abry (1944-2008), specialized in ancient astronomy and benefactor of the Hardt Foundation, was published in French only.
Download here "Hommage à Josèphe-Henriette Abry".
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June 29, 2011 : Conclusion of the renovation program of the Hardt Foundation and launch of its "nature trail".
Read the brochure tracing back the renovation program.
In pursuit of its ambition to promote study of the culture and civilization of Greco-Roman antiquity. The Hardt Foundation offers young researchers an opportunity to apply for a research award to finance the cost of their stay at the Estate. For further information, please refer to the following document:
The programme of Research Scholarships is financed through the support of the Fondation Hans Wilsdorf (Geneva), the Fondation Saint Charles (Vaduz) and other sponsors.
The closing dates for the receipt of applications for scholarships are 30th November for stays requested between early February and the end of June, and 30th April for stays requested between early September and the end of November.
Next closing date:
April 30, 2014
The Foundation's Annual Report for 2013 is available for your perusal, Rapport annuel 2013 (in French only). You will find, inter alia, the Director's report, a write-up about the "Entretiens sur l'Antiquité classique", and an illustrated report of our various activities.