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August 23, 2011

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The Constitution A Cosmopolitan ExaminationThe Institute for Constitutional History announces its fall seminar, “The Constitution: A Cosmopolitan Examination,” at the New-York Historical Society. Professors Tom Bender and David Golove will lead the seminar.

This seminar will examine the ways in which the Constitution and constitutional law have drawn upon international ideas, incorporated international law into our domestic legal order, and responded to international legal/political issues. These engagements and entanglements with the larger world have played a widely underappreciated role in the making and the development of constitutional law. The seminar is designed for graduate students and junior faculty in history, political science, law, and related disciplines. Learn more about the seminar and how to apply here.

Meeting Dates and Times
The seminar will meet at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York City on Thursday afternoons, 3:00–5:00 p.m., October 6, 13, and 27 and November 3, 10, and 17.

Materials will be accepted only by e-mail at until September 1, 2011.  Successful applicants will be notified soon thereafter. For further information, please contact Maeva Marcus at (202) 994-6562 or send an e-mail to

New Essays on American Constitutional HistoryNew Essays on American Constitutional History
The American Historical Association, a co-sponsor of the Institute for Constitutional History, has collaborated with the institute to publish a series of pamphlets, entitled New Essays on American Constitutional History, which examine the history of the U.S. Constitution. The following titles have been published in the series and are available through the AHA’s Publication Store:

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