Hopkins Intersession in Paris:
Museums Monuments, Memory
On this program students will investigate how museums have shaped the city’s physical, social, and imaginary landscape. The many museums of Paris will be your classroom- inside and out. You will visit museums of art, history, technology, and natural sciences, as well as churches, monuments, zoos, and gardens.
You will meet with local experts to get the latest perspective on this timeless city. From the place of the Louvre in the French Revolution to the remaking of Versailles as a monument to monarchy; from the rediscovery of the medieval past to the great technological expositions of the 19th century; from art as a stamp of modernity to its role in post-colonial identity… it’s all part of the course! Evaluation will be based on participation, journaling, and a final project.
Students will earn 3 graded Humanities (H) credits for the following course: AS.389.210 Paris: Museums, Monuments and Cultural Memory, which will count for credit toward the Museums & Society minor.
The course will be taught by Dr. Elizabeth Rodini, a Fellow by Courtesy in the Department of Art History and former Teaching Professor in the Program in Museums and Society. This will be Dr. Rodini's fourth time leading the program.
$6,900. The program cost will be billed to the JHU student account and includes airfare, housing, two meals a day, museum entrance fees, public transportation in Paris, and international health insurance.