American Political Thought Seminar | Newberry

American Political Thought Seminar

The Federalist, nos. 1-33, p. 21 issue #13

The Federalist, nos. 1-33, p. 21 issue #13

This seminar provides a forum for introducing and discussing topics on the political history and philosophy of early America. The seminar explores issues of citizenship, democracy, sociology, and the influence of political history on contemporary politics and theory. It is open to graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty. To maximize time for discussion, papers are circulated electronically in advance. Priority will be given to individuals who are at a stage in their research at which they can best profit from discussion, and to individuals who need a venue to present their work. The seminar will meet on selected Friday afternoons from 3-5 pm, at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.


The seminar is sponsored by the Jack Miller Center.


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Seminar Schedule 2018-2019

Friday, January 31, 2020
Why John Locke’s Mistakes Mattered in the Early United States, Claire Arcenas
Friday, March 20, 2020
Local Constitutionalism and Royal Prerogative in Restoration Massachusetts Bay, Adrian Weimer