Recent Events

  • “The Curious History of U.S. National Security Whistleblowing”: Colloquium with East Anglia’s Kaeten Mistry

    As East Anglia Senior Lecturer in American Studies Kaeten Mistry noted in introducing his February … Continued

  • “The Genesis of American Indian Constitutionalism”: Distinguished Research Fellow Lecture with Daniel Mandell

    As KICD Distinguished Research Fellow Dan Mandell noted in opening the Kinder Institute’s Spring 2019 … Continued

  • “The Persistent Radicalism of 1776”: Colloquium with Prof. Ken Owen

    We are all too familiar with one set of revolutionary thinkers who convened in 1776 … Continued

  • On the Origins of the American Revolution: Colloquium with MU’s Rachel Banke

    Most of us know—just as most of colonial America knew—George III by the sometimes diametrically … Continued

  • “Dangerous Ground”: On 19th Century Squatters with new Postdoc John Suval

    In assessing the tide-shifting significance of squatter (aka popular) sovereignty, the tendency among many Civil … Continued

  • “The Promise and Perils of Populism”: A conversation with Henry Olsen and Michael Kazin

    As it turns out, a free-flowing, back-and-forth conversation between leading scholars of American politics and … Continued

  • History Department Homecoming Colloquium with Ben Park and Steven Carl Smith

    A pair of ex-Columbians made their triumphant return to campus to kick off Homecoming weekend … Continued

  • “The Polarizers”: Colloquium with Colgate Prof. Sam Rosenfeld

    First, a definition. In recent times, ‘polarized’ has become ubiquitous in political discourse, and it … Continued

  • “Republicanism, Slavery, and the Constitution”: Colloquium with Prof. Forrest Nabors

    In late 2017, University of Alaska-Anchorage Assistant Professor of Political Science Forrest Nabors published From … Continued

  • The Contributions of John Dickinson: Constitution Week Talk with Prof. Jane Calvert

    As University of Kentucky Associate Professor of History Jane Calvert noted in setting up her … Continued