Sun-Young Park

Associate Professor of European History at George Mason University College of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Sun-Young Park is an associate professor of European History, she focuses on cultural and architectural history, specifically in nineteenth-century France. Her research focuses on the ways in which architectural history, urban history, and the history of medicine intersect. Her first book, Ideals of the Body: Architecture, Urbanism, and Hygiene in Postrevolutionary Paris, examines how a wide-ranging hygienic discourse shaped various institutions and public spaces of the early nineteenth-century city, from military training grounds and schools to gardens and community swimming pools.

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  • Both processes were deeply impacted by the 1789 French Revolution and shared a common narrative of inclusion: “The political struggle for citizenship on the part of deaf and blind subjects in this time mirrored an expansive approach to historic conservation as an instrument of democracy.”

    24 October 2020