“Tennessee and the Fourteenth Amendment,” 2/23 Colloquium with University of Maryland Law Regents Professor Mark A. Graber | 02/23/2024

Drawing on newspapers from the years immediately following the Civil War, Mark Graber, Regents Professor at University of Maryland’s Carey School of Law, will use Tennessee as a case study for considering how the public understood the provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment during the process of framing and state ratification, as well as the significance […]

“The Slaving State: Confiscation, Public Labor, and the Black Experience of the American Revolution,” Democracy Lab Invited Lecture with Colorado Mesa University Historian Sean Gallagher | 03/08/2024

Now in its third year, our annual Kinder Institute Democracy Lab Invited Lecture will feature Colorado Mesa University Assistant Professor of History Sean Gallagher, who will give a talk on the practice of public slavery during the American Revolution. The talk will be held on March 8 at 3:30pm in Jesse Hall 410. Abstract Patriot […]

“Electocracy in America,” March 15-16 Conference | 03/15/2024

An event years in the planning, the “Electocracy in America: Elections and their Alternatives” conference will be held on March 15-16 in Columbia, with the bulk of proceedings taking place at the Kinder Institute offices in Jesse Hall. Placing political theorists in conversation with political historians, and scholars of revolutions in conversation with scholars of […]

“Democracy, Juries, and the Rule of Law,” 4/26 Co-Sponsored Colloquium with University of Michigan Prof. Sara Forsdyke | 04/26/2024

Co-sponsored with the Department of History, University of Michigan Josiah Ober Collegiate Professor of Ancient History Sara Forsdyke will round out Colloquium Series programming for the semester by turning to the juries of the ancient world to mediate on the question of whether or not a justice system reliant only on ordinary citizens could achieve […]