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The ULD 2014 conference will be organized by the Teiresias Centre of Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic in cooperation with the Institute Integriert Studieren of Johannes Kepler University in Linz and the Université Paris 8 Vincennes – Saint-Denis, France in which campus it will be held.

Université Paris 8 Vincennes - Saint-Denis

The University was founded in 1968, is the heir to the experimental centre of Vincennes born in the intellectual and pedagogical turmoils which followed in the wake of May 68. Since then, the university has been characterised by a desire to promote democratic access to knowledge and education, and has oriented research so as to try and answer the challenges of our modern world.

The reputation and influence of Université Paris 8 is also grounded on the international fame of a number of scholars who have held teaching positions in our institution, among others : Hélène Cixous, François Châtelet, Jean-François Lyotard, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Lacan, Madeleine Rebérioux, Robert Castel, Denis Guedj, and Daniel Bensaïd.

Address of the venue of the conference

Université Paris 8 - St. Denis
2, rue de la Liberté
93526 Saint-Denis cedex

For information how to reach the venue, please consult the information at

Saint-Denis, district of Paris

During its history, Saint-Denis has been closely associated with the French royal house; starting from Dagobert I (603-639), almost every French king was buried in the Basilica.

However, Saint-Denis is even older. In the 2nd century, there was a Gallo-Roman village named Catolacus on the location that Saint-Denis occupies today. Saint Denis, the first bishop of Paris and patron saint of France, was martyred in about 250 and buried in the cemetery of Catolacus. Denis' tomb quickly became a place of worship on which a small chapel was errected.

It was this chapel that Dagobert I had rebuilt and turned into a royal monastery. Dagobert granted many privileges to the monastery: independence from the bishop of Paris, the right to hold a market, and, most importantly, he was buried in Saint-Denis; a tradition which was followed by almost all his successors.

The last king to be interred in Saint-Denis was Louis XVIII. After France became a republic and an empire, Saint-Denis lost its association with royalty.

On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighboring communes. On that occasion, the commune of La Chapelle-Saint-Denis was disbanded and divided between the city of Paris, Saint-Denis, Saint-Ouen, and Aubervilliers. Saint-Denis received the north-western part of La Chapelle-Saint-Denis.

During the 19th century, Saint-Denis became increasingly industrialized. In the 1990s, the city started to grow again. The 1998 FIFA World Cup provided an enormous impulse; the main stadium for the tournament, the Stade de France, was built in Saint-Denis, along with many infrastructural improvements, such as the extension of the metro to Saint-Denis-Université.


The official website of the city of Paris:
The official website of the district of Saint Denis:
The website of Université Paris 8 Vincennes, Saint Denis:

The website of Johannes Kepler University Linz:
The website of the Institute Integriert Studieren, Linz:

The website of Masaryk University:
The website of the Teiresias Centre, Masaryk University, Brno: