The themes of the conference are stated below.

Making Constitutions

  • The development of ideas of law, representative institutions and constitutionalism in the Middle Ages
  • The construction, importance, use and mythical status of foundational constitutional documents
  • The global reach and influence of the English model of Parliaments and constitutionalism

Building Parliaments

  • The construction and development of Parliaments from the Middle Ages onwards
  • Parliaments and their role in state formation and state building in all states and periods
  • The history and historiography of Parliaments, and their place in political culture

Studying Parliaments

  • Round tables on various approaches to parliamentary history: oral history, prosopography and collective biography and digitised parliamentary sources.

To see the final programme click here.



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