Inaugural Lectures

Bandeau Leçons inaugurales

Formally delivered to colleagues and a large audience, Inaugural Lectures offer an opportunity for each new Professor to position their own Research and Teaching in terms of their predecessors’ work and the latest research developments.

These Inaugural Lectures have been published by the Collège de France since 1949 and, since 2003, the print versions have been produced in partnership with Fayard. Since 2010, each of these opening lectures has also been published in digital format, enhanced by a preface, on the OpenEdition Books portal. Some are also published in English or other languages. Older lectures have been digitized and are gradually being made available on the portal.

ISSN (Print Edition) : 0294-0310
ISSN (Digital Format) : 2109-9235