American Philosophical Society: “Electing the President: The Debates on the Electoral College at the Constitutional Convention of 1787” and “A Walking Tour of the Constitution in Old City” with Warren Hofstra, Mohammad Obeid, and Kevin Hardwick, September 16-17

The American Philosophical Society will be hosting a Virtual Reality Constitutional Convention Event and Lunch on September 16th at 10am and a Constitution Constitutional: A Walking Tour of the Constitution […]

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Happy Constitution Day!

Happy Constitution Day! On this day in 1787, members of the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of the Constitution. Over the next months, it would undergo the ratification process […]

Tufts: Hobbes’s Thucydides: The Plague Narrative

On September 23, 2022, the Tufts Program in Political Thought at Tufts University will be hosting Kinch Hoekstra for a lecture on Hobbes and Thucydides. Friday, September 23, 2022 • […]

Harvard: Whig Improvement and Constitutional Conservation

On September 30, 2022, Harvard University's Program on Constitutional Government will host JMC faculty partner Greg Weiner for a lecture on Whig political thought and conserving the Constitution. Friday, September […]

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October is National Seafood Month!

October is National Seafood Month! The American seafood industry has been honored by Congress with this distinction for the past 30 years. It has operated for much longer of course, with […]

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National Chess Day!

It’s National Chess Day! Celebrated each year on the second Saturday of October, the day encourages a greater appreciation for the game and gives chess enthusiasts another excuse to play. […]

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Happy Birthday to the U.S. Navy!

Happy Birthday to the U.S. Navy! On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress voted to send two armed sailing vessels out to intercept ships carrying munitions and supplies to the […]

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National No Beard Day!

It’s National No Beard Day! 🪒🪒🪒 Did you know? Nearly every U.S. president could celebrate this day – only 5 of our 46 presidents have worn beards, the first being […]

Providence College: What Do the Humanities Do?

On October 21, 2022, the Frederick Douglass Project at Providence College will host Eric Adler for a discussion of the humanities and why they matter: In the late nineteenth century, […]

Villanova: W.B. Allen on The State of Black America

On October 25, 2022, the Matthew J. Ryan Center at Villanova University will host W.B. Allen for a discussion of his recent edited volume, The State of Black America: Progress, […]

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Tonight is known as Mischief Night!

For roughly a quarter of Americans (particularly in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest), tonight is known as Mischief Night! (Or Cabbage Night, Devil’s Night, or Goosey Night depending […]

University of Nevada-Las Vegas: Thinking about Reparations

On November 2, 2022, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas's Great Works Academic Certificate Program will host JMC faculty partner Andrew Delbanco for a virtual lecture on reparations. Wednesday, November 2, […]

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Today is Election Day!

Today is Election Day ! 🗳🗳🗳 Did you know? Election Day always falls on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November. Why this day? For one, farming schedules […]

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Happy Veterans Day!

Each year, Veterans Day honors the bravery and sacrifice of American veterans, both past and present. 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 Did you know? For many years, Veterans Day was Armistice Day. […]

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Today is Veterans Day!

Occurring every year on November 11, Veterans Day honors the bravery and sacrifice of American veterans, past and present. 🇺🇸🪖🇺🇸🪖🇺🇸🪖 Did you know? For many years, the occasion was celebrated […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from JMC!

Happy Thanksgiving from JMC! Thanksgiving, one of our country's oldest holidays, has roots in both the Native American and European traditions. The Wampanoags and other Native American tribes traditionally held […]