International conference, Friday 9 and Saturday 10 November 2018, at the Muséum de Toulouse.

Last modified
04 December 2018

What is being human? While walking upright or using tools were once considered criteria specific to humankind, we now know that we share these characteristics with many other animals.

The advances made by research and the latest discoveries on the origin of humanity spur us to ask this question differently: what is Man?

Whether it is through art, religion, or technology, Man strives to break free of his environment -- but is the strange animal we see in the mirror better armed to face the challenges of evolution?


The latest in research

11:15 am - 12:45 pm

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


The frontiers of mankind

9:30 am - 10:00 am

10:00 am - 12:30 pm:

Where are we from? The cradles of Humanity

Round Table

Who are we? What defines the human?

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Where are we headed?