Professor Nancy Cott, Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History at Harvard University, will give a lecture at the Humanities Research Institute on Friday, 18 Oct. at 5 p.m. on ‘How History Matters to Same-Sex Marriage Rights in the U.S.’.
Professor Cott will speak about her path-breaking research on the history of marriage in the United States and her participation in writing historians’ amici legal briefs on the same-sex marriage question in several US states, including challenges to the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
The lecture will be followed by a reception at the HRI which has been generously supported by the Department of History. All welcome.
‘Ties that Bind: Marriage, Cultural Norms and the Law, c. 1750 to the Present’
The lecture will open an AHRC-funded workshop organised by Dr Julia Moses, Dept. of History, on ‘Ties that Bind: Marriage, Cultural Norms and the Law, c. 1750 to the Present’, to be held at the HRI on 19 Oct. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register interest in attending the workshop.