The Institute for Constitutional History sponsors or co-sponsors a variety of events during the academic year. Here is a partial list of upcoming and recent events:
HOW SLAVERY KILLED THE CONSTITUTION OF 1787
February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2015
Sponsored by the Institute for Constitutional History
All these dispatches, whether conveyed through the intimacy of letters, the intention of journalism or with at least a small desire for profit, were dependent on revolutionary developments in technology: the creation of vast networks of railroads, the recent invention of the telegraph, sophisticated printing techniques that made illustrated newspapers possible, and an increased use of cameras. These technological advances lent an immediacy and vividness to the depiction of the war never before possible.
Run for Your Life
A century and a half after Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter to ignite the Civil War, leading historians ask and answer the crucial questions: What really caused the conflict? Could the Civil War have been avoided? Did Lincoln invite the first shot—or did the Union “get lucky?” This program marks the start of an ongoing New-York Historical Society focus on the great American tragedy with the first of several discussions and lectures.