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UCD Arts and Humanities Annual Lecture with Linda Colley

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Theatre Q, Newman Building

University College Dublin

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You are cordially invited to the UCD Arts and Humanities Annual Lecture with the School of History, with Professor Linda Colley:

"Inscribing a Modern World: Constitutions Across Histories and Literatures"

Thursday 1 November 2018 at 6.30pm. Theatre Q, Newman Building (Arts Block), UCD.


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At a time when the Irish Constitution is undergoing momentous change, Linda Colley will reflect on the story of Ireland's constitution, from its enactment to the present day. She will also trace the histories, dynamics, cultures and values underpinned by constitutions around the world.

In 1922, the Provisional Government in Dublin ordered the publication of a collection of 16 constitutions "from four continents" as inspiration for those at work on a new Irish constitution which, in turn, influenced the constitutional thinking of independence movements elsewhere in the British Empire. Written constitutions are traditionally looked at in terms only of individual nations. But, like other writings, they have invariably spread across frontiers.

Prof. Colley, one of the world's most eminent historians, will offer a fresh take on what written constitutions tell us about globally connected societies.

This is a free event. Places are limited and booking is essential.





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