History of the Hardt Foundation


1950
Inception of the “Hardt Foundation for the Study of Classical Antiquity.”

1952  
The first Entretiens sur l’Antiquité classique are held.

1954 
The first volume of the Entretiens is published.

1958  
Death of Baron Kurd von Hardt. Olivier Reverdin, Professor of the University of Geneva, becomes President of the Foundation.

1996
François Paschoud, Professor of the University of Geneva, President of the Foundation

2003    
Margarethe Billerbeck, Professor of the University of Fribourg, President of the Foundation.

2005
Pierre Ducrey, Honorary Professor of the University of Lausanne, President of the Foundation.

2010 
Pascal Couchepin, former federal Counsellor, President of the Foundation; Pierre Ducrey, Director.

The Hardt Foundation in a few figures (2015)

Guests
Number of guests in 2015 : 136
Number of countries represented : 22

Entretiens sur l’Antiquité classique
Entretiens sur l’Antiquité classique (1952-2016) : 63
Volumes published (as of 2015) : 62

Conferences and academic events
Number of conferences and other academic events hosted in 2015 : 28
Overall number of participants  : 430