The Golden Age of Paris: 1850-1900

A Course To Be Taught in Paris May 14 - June 2, 2018 through Indiana University Overseas Studies Program

David Pace, Emeritus Professor I.U. Bloomington Department of History


I love teaching, and I love Paris. Four times now I have had an opportunity to bring these together by offering a three-week course in Paris on the most exciting half-century in the city's history. I am now looking forward to sharing Paris and its history with another group of students again in May and early June of 2018.

The 19th century is still very much alive in Paris, and everything that we cover in the morning classes will surround us as we walk the streets in the afternoon. The views captured by the Impressionists, the great department stores that introduced the French to consumer culture, the sites of the great exhibitions that brought the Eiffel Tower to Paris, the studios of the artists, the paintings, the sculptures, the museums, but most of all the streets themselves will carry us back to an earlier Paris.

If you think that you might like to join us, please check out the material below.

A Knowledge of French is not Required for this Course.


Students' Comments and Photographs from Previous Classes


43 Reasons Studying Abroad In Paris Destroys You For Life

Information Session about the Course

November 28, 4:30-6:00

Ballantine Hall 135

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January 22, 2018

Electronic notification of application status sent within four weeks of application deadline.

How to Apply for this Program

Students from the 2016 Class