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Enlightenment, Revolution, and Romanticism in Edinburgh
(Edinburgh, Scotland)

Professor Michael Parrish
Dates Departure from U.S.: Sat., June 25, 2016
Arrival: Sun., June 26, 2016
Mandatory Orientation: Mon., June 27, 2016
First Day of Class: Mon., June 27, 2016
Last Day of Class: Fri., July 29, 2016
Departure for the U.S.
(or personal travel):
Sat., July 30, 2016

Flight Information

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  • We strongly encourage you to join one of the suggested group flights in order to take advantage of airport pick up.
  • If you are unable to take the group flight, please arrive between 7:00 and 8:00 am.
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Info Sessions
  • Monday, Jan. 25 | 5:00-6:30pm
    International Center Oceanids Pavilion
  • Thursday, Feb. 11 | 5:00-6:30pm 
    International Center Oceanids Pavilion

Why you should go

Often referred to as “the Athens of the North” because of its rich intellectual tradition in the arts, humanities, and sciences, Edinburgh is the second most visited city in the United Kingdom after London.

Robert Louis Stevenson, a native son, wrote: “Edinburgh is what Paris ought to be.” The capital city of Scotland and home to two recent British Prime Minister, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, this city of half a million people traces its origins to the Bronze Age and today still houses some of the finest examples of Medieval and Georgian architecture in Europe and the United Kingdom.

Meet the professor

Prof. Michael ParrishMichael Parrish, Distinguished Professor of History, has taught at UCSD since 1968 and served for five years as department chairman. He regularly offers courses in the history of American law, religion and law, famous American trials, and American films that focus on law, justice, and lawyers. 

He was educated at the University of California (Riverside), Yale University, and the Harvard Law School. Seniors at UCSD’s Thurgood Marshall College have recognized him as one of their Outstanding Professors. In 2007-08 he directed the UC Education Abroad Program in Edinburgh and supervised 150 UC students at that university as well as Glasgow, St. Andrews, Durham, York, Leeds, Dublin, Cork and Galway. In 2006-07 he served as the Bicentennial Professor of American Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

He has traveled extensively in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe.

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