Lethica relies on an important national and international network, with scholars involved in different ways in research programs close to Lethica’s scientific project. The advice of scholars trained in the history of ethics (M. Roick, University of Göttingen; A. Wenger, University of Geneva; T. Bellequic, University of Laval) will support and assist our research and pedagogical projects regarding historical perspectives on ethics, arts and literature.
As far as artistic research is concerned, we also have links and fruitful national collaborations with the High School of the Arts on the Rhine (HEAR Strasbourg) and internationally with the High School of Pedagogy (HEP Vaud) in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Ludwigsburg Universität and the UQÀM (Montréal) – to name just a few ongoing partnerships. We have developed a new partnership with RiRRa 21 (EA 4209) in Montpellier, which has put artistic research at the core of its 2020-2025 scientific program, and with the 7505 research unit on Health, Education and Ethics in Tours. Those interdisciplinary teams respectively gather researchers on arts and literatures and educators, philosophers and medicine professors.
Lethica will also develop collaborations with the Scientific Counsel of the “Délégation interministérielle de lutte contre contre le racisme, l’antisémitisme et la haine anti-LGBT”, whose president, Smain Laacher, is a Lethica member. Most of Lethica’s members are currently involved in important research programs that will fuel the ITI-project over the years.
Lethica’s additional value rests therefore on its unique scientific perimeter, which unites philosophers, theologians, sociologists and medicine professors with specialists of arts and literatures – all concerned with past and contemporary ethical issues. It enhances the University of Strasbourg’s strategic position at the crossroads of converging academic interests and educational training in medical humanities.