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Co-sponsored with Conference for the Study of Political Thought (CSPT), this one-day conference brought together scholars of Hume and Montesquieu to discuss points of commonality and divergence across multiple dimensions: questions of method and intellectual approach; issues of marriage and sexual morality, in their relation to law and politics; and both thinkers’ distinctive, ambivalent approach to republican and monarchical traditions of thought, and to the particular question of English politics.
Opening Remarks by Andrew Sabl (Yale University)
Bryan Garsten (
The Yale Early American Historians and the Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions were pleased to welcome:
Laird Bell Professor of History
“Empire of Cotton: A Global History”
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
William L. Harkness Hall (WLH), Room 116
Professor Beckert spoke about his upcoming new book, Empire of Cotton: A Global History (Knopf, 2014), which tells the epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism.
The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions were pleased welcome:
Sir Malcolm Jack, KCB PhD FSA
Formerly Clerk of the House of Commons, UK Parliament, constitutional expert, and editor of the current edition of Erskine May’s Parliamentary Practice
‘A privilege that cannot be abused is no privilege: Reflections on Parliamentary privilege in the UK’
Wednesday, October 29th at 4:00pm
HGS 211 [Hall of Graduate Studies, York Street]
Friday, April 18, 2014
Room 211, Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street
Friday, November 1, 2013
Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208
53 Wall Street, New Haven
9:15 Opening RemarksSteven Smith & Danilo Petranovich
9:30 Burke Burke on the American and the French Revolutions?
Jesse Norman (20-30mins)Darrin McMahon (20-30mins)Alin Fumurescu, YCRI post-doc (chair)David Bromwich (discussant)
1:00 PainePaine on the American and the French Revolutions?
Jonathan ClarkJack Fruchtman Yiftah Elazar, YCRI post-doc (chair)Scott McLean (discussant)
3:30 Burke/Paine Burke and Paine Compared
Yuval LevinIan HarrisJason FrankKeith Wrightson (chair)