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Magna Carta

Rebellious Citizens: 800 Years of Citizen Politics

Lecture by Dr. Christian Liddy, Durham University and academic curator of the exhibition Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt, Wednesday 8 July 2015.

Magna Carta was the product of revolt. At different points in British history the identity, rights and responsibilities of the citizen have provoked resistance to authority. They remain a point of contention today, debated and fought all around the world. Rebellion was – and is – the consequence of a contested and ever-changing definition of citizenship.

Geographies and Genealogies of Citizenship

Lecture by Professor Lynn Staeheli, Durham University, Geographies and Genealogies of Citizenship, Wednesday 3 June 2015.

Part of the "From Subjects to Citizens? 800 Years of Citizen Politics" Seminar Series organized by the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies in partnership with the Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt exhibition.

A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens

Lecture by Professor Guy Standing, University of London, A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens, Wednesday 10 June 2015.

Part of the "From Subjects to Citizens? 800 Years of Citizen Politics" Seminar Series organized by the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies in partnership with the Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt exhibition.

Good versus bad institutions? Citizenship in colonial Latin and North America, 16th – 18th centuries

Lecture by Professor Maarten Prak, University of Utrecht, Good versus bad institutions? Citizenship in colonial Latin and North America, 16th – 18th centuries, Wednesday 17 June 2015.

Part of the "From Subjects to Citizens? 800 Years of Citizen Politics" Seminar Series organized by the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies in partnership with the Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt exhibition.

Between Subjects and Citizens: the Commons of England, c. 1300 – 1550

Lecture by Professor John Watts, University of Oxford, Between Subjects and Citizens: the Commons of England, c. 1300 - 1550, Wednesday 24 June 2015.

Part of the "From Subjects to Citizens? 800 Years of Citizen Politics" Seminar Series organized by the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies in partnership with the Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt exhibition.