School of History

The Making of Modern Paris

An exploration of Paris from the Renaissance to the present day. 

Module code: HST7617

Module organiser: Professor Colin Jones 

Credits: 30

This module will analyse the making of modern Paris, from the Renaissance to the present day. Although we will explore the close links between the city’s development and national history, we will focus particularly on Paris as an urban and metropolitan centre, highlighting its inhabitants, its culture and its built environment. We will also seek to explore why Paris is often seen as the city of modernity par excellence. The module will include an optional 3-day field trip to ParisA small subsidy will be provided to students for this optional field trip.