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The Quill Project exists to enhance understanding of some of the foundational legal texts of the modern world. By combining traditional historical and archival research with advanced digital modelling techniques, the project explores the context within which constitutional conventions, legislative assemblies, and other formal groups made decisions.

The Quill Project Conventions Podcast Oxford University

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The Quill Project exists to enhance understanding of some of the foundational legal texts of the modern world. By combining traditional historical and archival research with advanced digital modelling techniques, the project explores the context within which constitutional conventions, legislative assemblies, and other formal groups made decisions.

    Reconstructing Reconstruction: Constitutionalism and the End of Slavery with Kiana McAllister and Erica Croft

    Reconstructing Reconstruction: Constitutionalism and the End of Slavery with Kiana McAllister and Erica Croft

    Grace Mallon talks to Kiana McAllister and Erica Croft about the work they're doing on the Reconstruction Amendments with Quill, and what this original research can tell us about these brief, but transformative items of American Constitutional law.

    • 34 min
    Hidden Laws: State Constitutions and National Change with Robinson Woodward-Burns

    Hidden Laws: State Constitutions and National Change with Robinson Woodward-Burns

    Grace Mallon and Nicholas Cole talk to Robinson Woodward-Burns about his new book 'Hidden Laws: How State Constitutions Stabilise American Politics.'

    • 30 min
    Poor Lord Wensleydale: A Beginner's Guide to the British Constitution with Robert Saunders

    Poor Lord Wensleydale: A Beginner's Guide to the British Constitution with Robert Saunders

    Grace Mallon and Nicholas Cole talk to Robert Saunders about what makes Britain's constitution unique and what challenges it faces in a turbulent period for UK politics and government.

    • 43 min
    Accident and Force: Making American Constitutions with Nicholas Cole

    Accident and Force: Making American Constitutions with Nicholas Cole

    Grace Mallon and Nicholas Cole discuss how a historian learns to code, where the idea of a Constitutional Convention came from, and what's next for the Quill Project.

    • 41 min

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