2023 Edition of the Adamas Residencies: European Residency Programme for Legal Researchers


From 8 to 17 September 2023, the Château de Goutelas, in partnership with the Nuremberg Academy, the French Constitutional Council, the International Association of Economic Law and the Institute for Studies and Research on Law and Justice, held the third edition of the “Résidences Adamas”: a European residency programme for legal researchers.

Marie Wilmet was awarded the 2023 Research Prize by the Nuremberg Academy. Each year the Academy sponsors a prize to support a research residency in France based on an open call for applications.  Each partner organisation awards a research prize to an individual doctoral or postdoctoral researcher.

Read more about Marie Wilmet’s PhD thesis at the European University Institute and her current research below.

Inspired by artists' residencies, Adamas residencies aim to:

  • offer an exceptional working environment and enable residents to establish links with other young lawyers, creators and researchers
  • facilitate encounters between academic researchers and practitioners in different fields of law
  • nurture reflection on the place of legal humanisms, particularly in the disciplines of constitutional, international, criminal or economic law
  • help clarify the relationship between legal humanism and major contemporary social issues (new technologies, environment, demographics, migration, labour, health, etc.)
  • develop the “Bibliothèque des humanismes” project initiated at the Château de Goutelas.

During the 2023 residency programme all selected residents presented their research at the Château de Goutelas. During the week of the residency the researchers focused on advancing their own research. The programme closed with a formal evening event bringing together all partner institutions and included an interactive discussion with the selected researchers on research methods in law and art entitled “Chercher l’oiseau”, led by artist Arnaud Théval, artist-in-residence 2023 at the Château de Goutelas.

For more information on the residency programme and the booklet presenting the researchers who participated in the 2023 edition, please see below.

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