Monday, May 13, 2019

Three English Revolutions: An ICH Summer Workshop

[We are moving this up because the deadline of May 15 will soon be upon us.  DRE]

We have the following announcement of an Interdisciplinary Summer Workshop in Constitutional History, to be held July 7-12, 2019, at Stanford, California on "Three English Revolutions."  The workshop is sponsored by the Institute for Constitutional History with the Stanford Constitutional Law Center.
This seminar will explore the role played by the two seventeenth-century English Revolutions (of 1642-1660 and 1688-9) in the constitutional debates surrounding the American Revolution and the formation of the state and federal constitutions. Particular attention will be paid to the way in which English controversies about representation, the royal prerogative, and the history of parliament reemerged in the American context and shaped the development of the presidency.
The workshop leaders are Eric Nelson, the Robert M. Beren Professor of Government at Harvard University, and Michael McConnell, the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.
Stipends and Support: Participants will receive accommodation at the Munger Graduate Residence on the campus of Stanford Law School and a modest stipend for meals. Participants will also receive a travel reimbursement up to $250. Workshop participants are expected to attend all sessions and engage in all program activities. Eligibility and Application Procedure: The summer workshop is designed for university instructors who now teach or plan to teach courses in constitutional studies, including constitutional history, constitutional law, and related subjects. Instructors who would like to devote a unit of a survey course to constitutional history are also welcome to apply. All university-level instructors are encouraged to apply, including adjuncts and part-time faculty members, and post-doctoral fellows from any academic discipline associated with constitutional studies (history, political science, law, anthropology, sociology, literary criticism, etc.).

To apply, please submit the following materials: a detailed résumé or curriculum vitae with contact information; syllabi from any undergraduate course(s) in constitutional studies you currently teach; a 500- word statement describing your interest in both constitutional studies and this workshop; and a letter of recommendation from your department chair or other professional reference (sent separately by e-mail or post). The application statement should address your professional background, any special perspectives or experiences you might bring to the workshop, and how the workshop will enhance your teaching in constitutional studies. The Deadline for Applications deadline is May 15, 2019. Applications should be sent via electronic mail to Successful applicants will be notified soon thereafter.

For Further Information Please Contact: Maeva Marcus Director, Institute for Constitutional History New-York Historical Society and The George Washington University Law School (202) 994-6562