The CARRA (Center for Analysis of Religious Rhetorics of Antiquity) is directed by Professors Laurent Pernot and Yves Lehmann alternatively. Its scientific field is original. The members of the CARRA study language in its relationship to the holy, the means of communicating with the gods, the different ways of expressing one's awareness of the divine and the feelings which it elicits. Its goal is to provide instruments of analysis and to open avenues of research which will allow a better grasp of rhetoric and religion.

During the 2013-2017 term, the CARRA will ensure the continuation of its own scientific policy ; it will, however, make significative changes. The structuration of the CARRA will be modified, new members will be admitted into the Center, and the scientific programs will be renewed.

  • Fields of expertise : philological approach to Greek and Latin texts ; edition (paleography, ecdotics) ; research on ancient languages and literatures ; history of ideas ; history of pagan and Christian religions in Greece and Rome ; transmission of the classical heritage through the Rhenan Humanists.
  • Programs : « An analytical bibliography of works bearing on Greek and Roman prayer » ; « Editions of grammatical and rhetorical texts » ; « Ancient medical encyclopaedic thought » ; « Manufacturing exempla » ; « Humanism in the Rhine area ».
  • Teaching : the CARRA is responsible for undergraduate and graduate studies in classics in Strasbourg. All the students and young resarchers in the field  work at the CARRA.
  • International Partners : Universities of the Rhenan area (the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, University of Basel, Collegium Beatus Rhenanus) ; the faculties of arts of the universities of Naples, Quebec and Tunis ; International Society for the History of Rhetoric ; Seminar für allgemeine Rhetorik in Tübingen.
  • On-site university policy in accordance with the priorities of the University of Strasbourg : bringing together of arts and exact sciences, development of religious sciences.
  • Productions : organization of several international conferences in Strasbourg ; publication of numerous books and papers written by the members of the Center (individually or collectively), ; invited lectures involving scientific discoveries ; a digital data basis ; an internet site ; The European « Interreg » programm ; valorisation and spreading of knowledge.
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Dec 1 2021

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Nov 24 2021

La prochaine séance du séminaire doctoral du CARRA se tiendra le mercredi 1er décembre 2021, de 14h...

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