December 2011 Dear Friends: From the President’s Desk On September 17, 2011, Constitution Day, the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) celebrated its fourth birthday. We write this letter to advise you of initiatives and activities to further our mission to promote excellence in scholarship through the study of freedom, democracy, [...]
The Alexander Hamilton Institute will hold its Third Annual Summer Conference June 27-28. Paul Cantor, Clifton Waller Barrett Professor of English at the University of Virginia, will direct five sessions on the theme of “Economic Liberty and Literature in the plays of William Shakespeare and Benjamin Jonson.” Professor Cantor is not only an internationally known [...]
Conference participants enjoyed two days of discussion this summer on the writings of Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, and Ralph Ellison. The annual Baylor University/AHI summer conference, held July5-6, was organized by David and Mary Nichols of Baylor University. Discussion leaders were Pamela Jensen, of Kenyon College, and Flagg Taylor, of Skidmore College.
1.The AHI announced publicly a partnership with Encounter Books, a leading publisher of non-fiction books devoted “to strengthening the marketplace of ideas and engaging in educational activities to help preserve democratic culture.” […]