Cultural Diplomacy in 1924 Paris?

In addition to creating the map, many of us have taken on other projects in order to apply the data we’ve collected and (since we come from an interdisciplinary background) to explore our own interests. I sought to incorporate my interest in international...

More Americans in Paris

I think we were all excited to discover just how many Americans were in Paris in 1924. From Hemingway to Fitzgerald, their well-documented stays in the city of lights provided valuable contextual information that transplants the reader into Paris during the roaring...

An American in Paris

As I was researching jazz music, I saw references to Langston Hughes’ autobiography The Big Sea. 1 In it, he describes his arrival to Paris in February 1924. He details finding work and housing, discovering the jazz scene and the city, and finding love. Using his...

Tips and Tricks

Dear future mapper of 1924 Paris, Congratulations! You’ve joined a wonderful project led by an inspiring professor. I hope that you’ll take away as much as I have from your work here (for the record, I was not obligated to say those nice things). As a former mapper,...

How we do what we do.

Our principal tasks as researchers thus far has been seeking out performances that happened in 1924 Paris. At first, we thought we would be finding them by reading letters and biographies of prominent artists and composers of the time. We began with this tactic, and...

Music in the Catacombs

As we’ve been researching these past few weeks, I have made it a personal goal to try and find music in untraditional spaces in Paris. This quest began for me in the catacombs. I had always thought of these tunnels as irksome dungeons under the streets of Paris...