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The Making of Paris discussion with Russell Kelley
Thursday 26 October 2017, 18:00 - 20:00

Category : Adults

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Russell Kelley, author of The Making of Paris, gives a four-session multimedia presentation of the evolution the urban landscape of the French capital over its 2,000 year history. 

Each Thursday in October, from 6pm to 8pm, Kelley will look at a different period, focusing on the streets, buildings and monuments that can still be seen today:  

5 October: The Gallo-Roman Period through the Middle Ages (52 BC – 1515)
12 October: Francis I through the Bourbons (1515-1791) 
19 October: The Revolution and Napoleon I through Napoleon III (1789-1870)
26 October:The Third Republic through the Present (1870-Present)  

Those interested in signing up for the series can send an email to programs manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Grant Rosenberg to reserve a spot. The cost of attending all four sessions is 100 euros, payable at the first one, and includes a copy of The Making of Paris

To take part in the workshop, please RSVP by email to programs manager Grant Rosenberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Non-members can attend by purchasing a 15 € day fee.

About the discussion leader


Russell Kelley is the author of a monograph on the evolution of the urban landscape of Paris, on which this lecture series is based. He has lived and worked in Paris for more than 20 years. A dedicated flâneur, he has personally walked every street and admired every structure mentioned in his lectures.