The Making of the Modern Mind

Manchester College, January 2013 (IDIV 240)    Instructors: Greg Clark & Steve Naragon




[The following schedule is from the 2013 class; the 2015 schedule will be posted later in the year, but should resemble the previous schedule in most of the activities.]

Jan 3 (Thu) — Jan 7 (Mon)

• January Session begins.  Discuss the course readings while on campus (Thu/Fri/Mon): 9:30-11:30 AM and 2:00-4:00 PM in SCIC 210.

Jan 8 (Tue)

4:20 EST: Fly from Fort Wayne (FWA) to Chicago (ORD) with United Airlines (UA 5345), arriving at 4:20 CST.

• 5:50 CST: Fly from Chicago (ORD) to London (LHR) with United Airlines (UA 928), arriving at 7:55 GMT (the next day).

Jan 9 (Wed)

• Arrive in London (LHR) at 7:55 GMT.  We will take the Tube into the city to drop off our bags at the hostel.

• Morning: Tour of Westminster Abbey.

• Afternoon: Walking tour of Westminster (Parliament, Big Ben, ...) and up to Trafalgar Square.

• Early evening: Buckingham Palace and the Marble Arch, and a group dinner.

Jan 10 (Thu)

• Morning: A quick visit to Leicester Square and then a long morning studying art in the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square.

• Afternoon: The British Museum.

• Late afternoon: Choral Evensong at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

• Evening: Free time for a concert at St. Martin-in-the-Fields (Haydn’s Creation) or theater.

Jan 11 (Fri)

• Morning: View "The Treasures" of the British Library.

• Afternoon: Boat down the Thames to Greenwich to visit the National Maritime Museum and the National Observatory.

• Evening: Free time (to study, attend the theater, ...).

Jan 12 (Sat)

• Morning: Walk along the South Bank to see the Globe Theater and a visit to the famous Borough Market.

• Afternoon: Tour St. Paul’s Cathedral, and climb to the top for the best view of the city.

• Evening: Free time for a concert at St. Martin-in-the-Fields (Vivaldi’s Four Seasons).

Jan 13 (Sun)

• Morning: Explore the Medieval wing of the Museum of London.

• Afternoon: Tour the Tower of London.

• Evening: Free time.

Jan 14 (Mon)

• Morning: Study medieval and early modern exibits at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

• Afternoon: Study 18th century science and the history of medicine at the Science Museum.

• Evening: Free time.

Jan 15 (Tue)

• All-Day: Pair-up to re-visit sites or explore the new on your last day in London.

Jan 16 (Wed)

• Morning: Travel from London to Paris on the Eurostar train (departing St Pancras Station/London 9:17 GMT, arriving at the Gare du Nord/Paris 12:47 CET).

• Afternoon: Tour d’Eiffel (elevators to the top), boat trip down the Seine, Arc de Triomphe (and a climb to the top), a walk along the Champs Elyssee, and in the Jardin des Tuileries.

• Dinner as a group.

• Evening: Free time.

Jan 17 (Thu)

• Morning adventures on the Île de la Cité: Cathédrale du Notre Dame (crypt, church, and up the towers), Sainte Chapelle, Conciergerie, Tour St. Jacques, Pont Neuf.

• Afternoon: Free time (suggestion for art lovers: the Musée d’Orsay).

• Evening: Free time.

Jan 18 (Fri)

• Morning: Musée de Cluny (Moyen Age), and a brief visit to the Arènes de Lutèce (a Roman amphitheatre).

• Afternoon: St. Séverin, La Sorbonne, St Germain des Prés, and possibly a stroll through a famous cemetery: Cimetière du Père Lachaise.

• Late Afternoon: A guided tour through the Medieval Latin Quarter.

• Evening: Centre Pompidou.

Jan 19 (Sat)

• All day at and around the Louvre.

• Lunch at the Place de la Concorde or Jardin des Tuilleries.

• Evening: Free time.

Jan 20 (Sun)

• Day trip to Chartres to see the cathedral and medieval town; Centre International du Vitrail de Chartres.

Jan 21 (Mon)

• Morning: A guided tour of Medieval Paris and the Templars.

• Afternoon: Free time (Catacombs; Sewers of Paris; ...).

• Evening: Free time.

Jan 22 (Tue)

• Depart Paris (CDG) at 12:40 PM CET (UA 943), arrive in Chicago (ORD) at 3:00 PM (CST).  You will need to arrange for a ride home from Chicago.

Jan 23 (Wed): This is officially the last day of the January Term, but we will not meet again on campus as a class.  This will be a good time for you to re-work and consolidate your writing assignments for the course. (Once arriving in Chicago on Tuesday, you are free to go where you will.)

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