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Term and Course Number:

Fall 2017 – Course Number 114


The French Revolution


Dr. Jill Harsin, Professor of History, Colgate University


Session Topics

Session One (9/18) - The Long Shadow of the French Revolution
Session Two (9/21) - Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI
Session Three (9/25) - The Creation of the Reign of Terror: Who were the terrorists?
Session Four (9/28) - The Terror in the Provinces: Lyon and Nantes
Session Five (10/2) - The Fall of Robespierre
Session Six (10/5) - Napoleon in Russia


Monday, September 18
Thursday, September 21
Monday, September 25
Thursday, September 28
Monday, October 2
Thursday, October 5


3:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Hamilton Public Library

Special Notes or Instructions

Note: The next two courses will also be connected to the French Revolution. Margaret Darby will discuss Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities in the winter course.  The spring course will feature Bob McVaugh on art of this time period.

Registration Fee


Registration Procedure (Advance registration required.)

The first class meeting is Monday, September 18, 2017. Registration begins one month before the start of the course and ends one week before the first class session (register between 8/18/2017 and 9/11/2017. Late registrations may be accepted between September 11 and the first class session as space permits.

To pre-register, send a check (payable to: Education Unlimited) for the registration fee to:

Margaret Miller
77 West Kendrick Ave.
Hamilton, NY 13346

Indicate the course title and number in the memo line. Checks should be received no less than one week prior to the start of the class. (Please include a note with your name and phone number if it is not printed on your check.)