2021 Année Napoléon >The Institut de France
The Institut de France is a learned society comprising five “académies”. It is partner in the “2021 Année Napoléon” label not only because it is the body that manages the Fondation Dosne-Thiers with the events that take place there or in which the Fondation takes part, but also in its own name, through its online publications: the “Bicentenary of the death of Napoleon I” dossier of France Mémoire, a service of the Institut de France, has been online since 28 April 2021.
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Updated 4 May 2021
On-line publication of the dossier “5 May 1821. Death of Napoleon Bonaparte” on the France Mémoire website, service of the Institute
28 April 2021
Civil ceremony > Speech by the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron at the Institut de France
5 May 2021 – 4pm
This speech will be preceded by a welcome by the Chancellor of the Institute, Xavier Darcos, and a a review of recent research on the Napoleonic era by Jean Tulard, historian, member of the Institute, in the presence of representatives of the Academies, various authorities and also selected high school students.
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PrEsentation OF THE Institut de France
Created in 1795, the Institut de France’s mission is to offer the five Academies (Académie française, Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres, Académie des sciences, Académie des beaux-arts, Académie des sciences morales et politiques [French Academy, French Academy of Inscriptions and Literature, the Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Fine Arts and the Academy of humanities]) a harmonious framework for working on the improvement of literature, sciences and arts, on a non-profit basis.
As a great patron of the arts, it encourages research and supports creativity by awarding prizes, scholarships and grants.
Placed under the protection of the President of the French Republic, it is also the guardian of an important heritage composed of properties and collections that have been bequeathed to it since the end of the 19th century.