Involved Institutions and Governance

Coordination and participating institutions

Project coordination

Professor Anthony Mangeon, University of Strasbourg, head of the research unit Configurations Littéraires

Research Unit involved in the project

Doctoral Schools involved

  • Theology and Religious Sciences (ED 270)
  • Life and Health Sciences (ED 414)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities – European perspectives (ED 519)
  • Humanities (ED 520)

Faculties involved

Academic, associative or private partners


  Lethica's full network


Lethica implements a governance-framework based on one director and four collaborative assemblies: an Executive Committee, a Steering Committee for Research and Training and a Scientific Advisory Board. All members of Lethica will also meet annually during a General Assembly.

  The Executive Committee is composed of the Coordinator, of the supervisors for each Lethica perspective, of the Scientific Advisory Board coordinator, and of the research engineer/project manager.

  • The EC appoints Lethica's coordinator
  • The EC settles Lethica’s strategy, following the advice given by the Steering Committee and the Scientific Advisory Board
  • The EC allocates resources and arbitrates between competing uses of funds, if necessary. The EC may suggest evolutive adjustments among the research programs : cancellations, modifications, or adjunctions
  • The EC assesses LETHICA’s achievements and monitors the implementation of the quality insurance system (balance sheet and annual indicators)
  • The EC designs the content of the newsletter (produced and distributed by the research engineer)
  • The EC supervises the elaboration and the follow-up of the Lethictionary

  The Steering Committee for Research and Training is composed of appointed representatives of each faculty/college (“composantes”), of representatives of doctoral schools, of a representative of the IDIP (Institute for the Development of Innovative Pedagogy), of the head of the Diplôme Universitaire Lethica, and of the full Executive Committee. 

  • The SCRT proposes strategic orientations and alerts the executive committee to potential difficulties
  • The SCRT defines the job profiles (and eventually research fields) for contracts (doctoral and postdoctoral contracts, project manager, administrative staff) ; it considers the applicants to those positions, and selects the candidates (interviews) ; it finally establishes a ranked list
  • The SCRT supervises the quality insurance system (on the basis of reports by project supervisors (working in pairs) and of group members designated to handle particular “locking points” and “challenges”)

  The Scientific Advisory Board is composed of external experts and of an internal coordinator.

  • The SAB assesses the full Lethica project twice a year, advising on its interdisciplinary dimension and the development of research on Lethica's four main themes and perspectives.

Members of the Executive Committee

Coordinator and Head of Research: Anthony Mangeon, Professor, director of Configurations littéraires (UR 1337)

Head of the Scientific Advisory Board: Victoire Feuillebois, Associate Professor, Groupe d'études orientales, slaves et néo-helléniques (UR 1340), deputy director of the Misha

Representative of CEERE and head of publications: Jean-Christophe Weber, Professor and hospital practicioner, head of the master degree on Ethics (CEERE)

Recruitment and Development Manager & in charge of Ethics in therapy: Bertrand Marquer, Professor, co-director of CERIEL (UR 1337), Dean of the Faculty of Literature

Head of Training & in charge of Interculturality: Emmanuel Behague, Professor, Mondes germaniques et nord-européens (UR 1341), head of the master degree Etudes allemandes : dynamiques sociales et culturelles

Head of Outreach and International Relations & in charge of the Historical perspectives: Enrica Zanin, Associate Professor, Europe des Lettres (UR 1337)

Research engineer in support of the project: Suzel Meyer, PhD

Members of the Scientific Advisory Board

Coordination of the Board : Victoire Feuillebois, Associate Professor, Groupe d'études orientales, slaves et néo-helléniques (UR 1340)

  • Niklas Bender - Extraordinary Professor at the University of Tübingen, Visiting Professor at the University of Hamburg (Germany).
  • Lucien Derainne - Junior Professor at the Université Jean-Monnet (Saint-Etienne).
  • Céline Lefève - Senior lecturer (HDR) in the philosophy of medicine in the History and Philosophy of Science Department at Université Paris Cité.
  • Frédérique Leichter-Flack - University Professor of Literature and Political Humanities at the Centre d'Histoire de Sciences Po.
  • Pierre Vinclair - artist, poet and essayist.