Paris, France

Europe in the Enlightenment | No.2

when 22 July 2019 - 26 July 2019
language French
duration 1 week
fee EUR 450

The Sorbonne Summer University offers 14 cycles - 12 in French and 2 in English - taught by academics from the Sorbonne University.

Cycle 2 retraces the century of the Enlightenment in France and in Europe (circa 1680-1780) highlighting its impact on the 17th and 18th century society. Discover how the Enlightenment gave birth to the concept of public space, profoundly influencing the visual arts, while also spreading new ideas among literature and the theatre.

From the Quarrel to the Revolution, a century of Enlightenment in France and Europe (circa 1680-1780)
Jean-François Dunyach, History, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université
What Enlightenment is?
Patrick Ghrenassia, Philisophy, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université
Unreason and imagination in European Art in the Enlightenment
Arnaud Maillet, Art History, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université
The idea of nature in the 18th century
Patrick Ghrenassia, Philosophy, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université
Scenes from the Enlightenment: theatre and dissemination of ideas from Voltaire to the Revolution
Sophie Marchand, French Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université

One week : 15 hours + conferences

Course leader

Sandrine La Neelle

Target group

Students, tourists, or curious Parisians ! (A good level of French is required: B1)

Course aim

Discover the ongoing debates in various scientific fields, while delving deep into the French civilisation and being taught by professors from the renowned Sorbonne Université.

Credits info

A course certificate will be delivered

Fee info

EUR 450: Courses, conferences and a visit of the Sorbonne are included in the price. Optional cultural activities are available and can be added to the course program.