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The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (YCRI) would like to announce an upcoming book conference:  The Sleeping Sovereign: A Book Panel Discussion of Richard Tuck’s Recent Treatment of Modern Democracy   Please join us Friday, April 7th, 2016 from 1:30-5:00pm at the Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 211, 320 York Street, New Haven, CT, for a conversation following the publication of Richard Tuck’s new book on sovereignty and democratic thought. Comments will be offered by Michael Sonenscher (Cambridge), Melissa Schwartzberg (NYU), and Sanford Levinson (Texas Law Link to full article
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Check out a recent interview with one of YCRI’s Post-Doctoral Fellows, Joshua Lynn, on the Macmillan Report:  http://macmillanreport.yale.edu/videos/preserving-white-mans-republic-de… Professor Lynn studies nineteenth-century politics, culture, and political thought in the United States, with particular attention to the interaction of race, gender, and conservatism in antebellum political culture. He discusses his forthcoming book in his interview, Preserving the White Man’s Republic: The Democratic Party and the Transformation of American Conservatism, 1847-1860. Link to full article
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The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (YCRI) would like to announce an upcoming conference:  The Life and Legacy of Isaiah Berlin   Please join us Thursday, February 2nd from 10:00am-6:00pm and Friday, February 3rd from 9:30am-6:00pm at Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208.  Participants include: Steven Smith (Yale), Joshua Cherniss (Georgetown), Naomi Choi (University of Houston), Jonathan Allen (Northern Michigan University), Ryan Patrick Hanley (Marquette), Aurelian Craiutu (Indiana University), Ian Shapiro (Yale), Kathleen Parthé (University of Rochester), Fania Oz- Link to full article
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The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (YCRI) would like to announce an upcoming conference:  Commercial Republicanism   Please join us Friday, December 2nd from 3:00-6:30pm and Saturday, December 3rd from 9:00am-6:30pm at Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208.  Participants include: Anna Becker (University of Basel), Brandon Turner (Clemson University), Andrew Sartori (NYU), Michelle Schwarze (University of Wisconsin), Alexander Gourevitch (Brown), Randal Hendrickson (Jack Miller Center), Noah Rosenblum (Yale), Pamela Edwards (Yale), Isaac Nakhimovsky (Yale), Iaonnis Link to full article
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The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (YCRI) would like to announce an upcoming book conference:  New Perspectives on the Political Thought of the American Revolution: A Book Panel Discussion of Luke Mayville and Steven Pincus’s Recent Treatments of the Revolution   Please join us Friday, November 4, 2016 from 3:00-5:00pm at the Yale School of Management (SOM), Room 2220, 165 Whitney Avenue, for a conversation about Luke Mayville’s recent book on John Adams and Steven Pincus’s recent book on the Declaration. There will be a wine and cheese reception Link to full article
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The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (YCRI) would like to announce its 2016-2017 kickoff conference:   Modernity and Its Discontents: A Book Panel Discussion of  Steven Smith’s Recent Account of Modernity   Please join us next month, Friday, October 7, 2016 from 3:00-5:00pm at the Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT, for a conversation following the publication of Steven Smith’s recent book on modernity and its critics. Comments will be offered by Andy Sabl (Yale), Russ Muirhead (Dartmouth), Tony Kronman (Yale Law), and Jacob Link to full article
The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions, in conjunction with the Jack Miller Center, seeks to appoint one Postdoctoral Associate in the History of Representative Institutions for a one-year period beginning July 1, 2016 (AY2016-17). Areas of specialization include any aspect of the theory and practice of representative government in Britain or America between the British Revolutions of the seventeenth century and the American Civil War.  The salary for the Postdoctoral Associate will be $50,000 for the year. The teaching load will consist of two courses, one per semester Link to full article