Culture and Politics in Contemporary France

Program dates
June 3rd to 14th 2024

Sciences Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye is an institution of higher education specialized in the social sciences and characterized by an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together political science, law, contemporary history, sociology and economics.

Since its foundation Sciences-Po Saint-Germain has been committed to develop arts and culture, especially through the combination of theoretical courses and practical workshops (in creative writing, artistic practice, cultural mediation, etc.), at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels, involving researchers as well as authors, artists and professionals from the cultural sector. 

Building on this unique specialization, a summer school for international students will take place in June 2024. Fully taught in English, the summer school will offer students a stimulating learning environment exploring the linkages between culture and politics. Through the analysis of controversial issues shaping cultural and art spheres in contemporary France students will develop analytical and critical capacities to interpret broader social and political phenomena.

2 weeks intensive program

Dimensions :

  • Courses in political science and social sciences given by specialized teacher-researchers;
  • Visits with prominent cultural practitioners;
  • French language courses related to the themes

Cultural and social activities will be offered to the participants (visit of museums and cultural institutions in Paris).
Participation in the summer school will lead to the validation of 6 ECTS and the delivery of a certificate.

In addition


Antoine Idier

Maître de conférence en science politique / Associate Professor in Political Science

Directeur de la Summer School / Director of the Summer School

Claire Pillet

Gestionnaire de projet / Project manager

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