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The Institute for Constitutional History sponsors or co-sponsors a variety of events during the academic year. Here is a partial list of upcoming and recent events:
William Howard Taft and Charles Evans Hughes; the Travails and Contradictions of Progressivism within the Law: 1908-1941 (NYC Seminar)
Fridays, 2-5 pm, February 9 and 23, and March 9 and 23
Between them, William Howard Taft and Charles Evan Hughes served as Governor (Hughes), Governor General (Taft); Circuit Court Judge (Taft), Secretary of War (Taft), President (Taft), Supreme Court Justice (Hughes), Nominee for the Presidency (Hughes), Secretary of State (Hughes), Chief Justice (Taft), Chief Justice (Hughes), and this list is not complete. It indicates, however, the impressive scope of their accomplishments. How had progressivism been transformed during their careers? To what extent were both jurists “independent of rigid ideology?” This seminar seeks to explore these questions through books, articles, and discussion.
The deadline to apply is December 30, 2017. LEARN MORE
The Institute for Constitutional History (ICH) is the nation’s premier institute dedicated to ensuring that future generations of Americans understand the substance and historical development of the U.S. Constitution. Located at the New York Historical Society and the George Washington University Law School, the Institute is co-sponsored by the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the American Political Science Association. The Association of American Law Schools is a cooperating entity. ICH prepares junior scholars and college instructors to convey to their readers and students the important role the Constitution has played in shaping American society. ICH also provides a national forum for the preparation and dissemination of humanistic, interdisciplinary scholarship on American constitutional history.
Support for this seminar of the Graduate Institute for Constitutional History is provided in honor of Eric J. Wallach. The Graduate Institute for Constitutional History is supported, in part, by the Saunders Endowment for Constitutional History and a “We the People” challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.