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Institute for Constitutional History

Education Mission

The New-York Historical Society Education Division provides dynamic programming and curriculum resources for students and teachers in New York and beyond. Historical study sparks curiosity and creativity, promotes cultural understanding, and fosters an empowered citizenry to strengthen our democracy. Our staff of passionate professionals draws on our world-renowned collections to engage learners of all ages in the study of our collective past.


Education programs made possible through endowments established by:
National Endowment for the Humanities
The Hearst Foundations
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation

Public funding provided by:
Institute for Museum and Library Services
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Important support provided by:Barker Welfare Foundation  
BNY Mellon   
Con Edison  
Deutsche Bank   
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Ford Foundation   
The Keith Haring Foundation   
Hearst Foundation, Inc.
The JPB Foundation    
Susan and Robert E. Klein   
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation   
New York Community Trust   
Henry Nias Foundation  
The Pinkerton Foundation   
Fred and Joan Pittman  
Placer Partners and Ray Lent, Managing Partner  
Stavros Niarchos Foundation   
Gillian V. and Robert Steel  
Susan Waterfall
Tiger Baron Foundation
and an anonymous donor.  


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ICH is a leading national forum for interdisciplinary study of American constitutional history. The Institute offers advanced seminars, as well as workshops devoted to improving the teaching of constitutional history. These are designed for doctoral students, junior faculty members, lawyers, and educators from around the world. Offered free of charge, the seminars and workshops are open to qualified candidates by application only.

ICH is located at the New-York Historical Society and the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. The Institute is co-sponsored by the American Historical Association, the American Political Science Association, and the Organization of American Historians. The Association of American Law Schools is a cooperating entity.

The ICH collaborates with Cambridge University Press on its series Cambridge Studies on the American Constitution and with the American Historical Association on its pamphlet series New Essays on American Constitutional History.

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Maeva Marcus, Director

Institute for Constitutional History 
The New-York Historical Society

The George Washington University Law School

2000 H Street NW
, Washington, DC 20052

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The Institute for Constitutional History is supported, in part, by a
"We the People" challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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