Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Colley to Lecture on Britain and "The Question of Written Constitutions"

Washington History Seminar announces the next in its series of sessions, Britain - the Question of Written Constitutions and the World since 1776, by Linda Colley, CBE, FBA, and Shelby M.C. Davis Professor of History at Princeton University:
After the American and French Revolutions, new-style written constitutions gradually came to be viewed as an essential symbol of a modern state. Britain, however, both fought against these two revolutions and has famously retained its un-codified constitution. Despite this, the impact of the new constitutions on ideas and politics in Britain was a profound one and has changed markedly over time; while Britain's own impact on the writing of other constitutions has been enormous. This seminar presentation explores these paradoxes.
The session will be on Monday February 11, 2013, at 4:00 p.m., in the Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Moynihan Boardroom, Ronald Reagan Building, Federal Triangle Metro Stop.  Reservations requested because of limited seating: or 202-691-4166
Photo ID required for admittance to the building.