Saturday, September 1, 2012

On September 1

place de la Sorbonne
On this day in ...
... 1257 (755 years ago today), theologian Robert de Sorbon opened a college in Paris. It grew to one of the world's first universities, and one of its most renowned.  Since the demonstrations of May 1968, the Université de Paris has comprised multiple autonomous universities. Among the institutions claiming the name "Sorbonne" are Paris-Sorbonne ("Paris IV") and Panthéon-Sorbonne ("Paris 1"). Yours truly spent a great sabbatical year affiliated with the latter institution, whose faculty have included IntLawGrrls contributors Mireille Delmas-Marty and Hélène Ruiz Fabri.

(Prior September 1 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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