Continuing Education

Fashion History Crash Course in Paris

From ancient Mediterranean clothing to 21st century fashion, join Dr. Anne Bissonnette (Associate Professor, University of Alberta) in Paris, France, for a journey through the historical development of dress. This 6 day course is an immersion into the world of global textiles and apparel and the cultures from which they emerged.

Lectures will occur in the mornings at the Paris American Academy (PAA), within walking distance of many world-class museums. Afternoons will be invested admiring exceptional artifacts at these museums, which will allow participants to better understand the source civilizations and to contextualize dress.

When: August 6 to 11, 2018

Where: PAA, Paris, France

Course: Weekday morning lectures will include dazzling, university-level PowerPoint presentations. Optional afternoon museum visits will complement the morning lectures. This course is not for credit.

Early registration $1850 CAD. After April 1, 2018, $2150 CAD. The course fee includes 8 nights of accommodations at the PAA (arrive Sunday August 5, depart Monday August 13).

Flights, meals, travel to and from the museums, and museum entrance fees are not included (average price of museum entry is 15€ or approximately $22 CAD).

Accommodations: Shared studio apartments at the PAA. Apartments are fully furnished with twin beds, a full bathroom and kitchen (sheets and towels included).

Cancellation Policy: Participant initiated cancellations receive a full refund (less a $20 administration fee) if cancelled at least 30 days prior to the course. If the University of Alberta cancels the course (e.g., insufficient registration), you will be notified by email and your course fee will be fully refunded.

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