Magna Carta in the Age of Enlightenment, Revolution, and Empire: Rethinking Constitutional History on the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta

2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the first issuing of Magna Carta, often called the "great charter of liberties." Chaired by Paul Halliday of the University of Virginia, this panel commemorated the anniversary of Magna Carta by reexamining the uses of Magna Carta in British and American debates about constitutions in the late eighteenth century.

Written Constitutions and the Reimagining of Magna Carta

Linda Colley, Princeton University

Magna Carta for the World? The Constitutional Protection of Foreign Subjects in the Age of Revolutions

Daniel Hulsebosch, New York University

“The Magna Charta of Hindostan”: Constituting the British Empire in Eighteenth-Century India

Robert Travers, Cornell University

Question and Answer Session