International Conference: The Great Charter of Liberties – 800 (event, interpretation, reasoning)
The Department of World History of the Yerevan State University and the Armenian Association of World History with the support of the British Embassy in Yerevan are organizing an international conference dedicated to the
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In 1215 King John of England accepted the charter of his vassal-barons preventing an internal confrontation between the English crown, the Church and the barons. As a result of mutual agreement the Great Charter of Liberties was draﬅed, which has had a great impact on social, political, legal thought and practice, establishment of modern democracy and human rights and in general on the future course of history both in the Middle Ages as well as in the modern times. Suffice it to mention that it declared the principle of rule of law in all areas of social life, underlining that no one, including the King, can be above law. Despite future amendments and comments the initial 1215 document exceeded the initial purpose which it had addressed and ubiquitously turned into symbol of fight for liberties.
The conference aims at addressing the Magna Carta, its development, comments and influences in wider historical, legalistic, political, theoretical-philosophical contexts from the Middle Ages to modernity. Taking into account various historical dimensions of time and space the conference will also analyze such related issues as social confrontation and compromised agreement, plans of constitutional amendments and innovations. Comprehensive study of the issue is possible with an adoption of an inter-disciplinary approach. Therefore, the conference organizers expect not only the participation of historians, but also of legal and political scientists, philosophers.
The presentations of participants will be published in a separate proceedings’ book.
- June 30 – deadline for submission of abstracts,
- July 15 – publication of the list of participants,
- September 15 – publication of conference program,
- October 12 – conference.
Those interested may submit their abstracts of not more than 300 words using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also underline 5-7 key words, the name, surname of the participant, academic title/position, institution.
In case of any inquires please call + (37441) 30 50 56.
Conference Organizing Committee
Prof. Albert Stepanyan, Head of the Department of World History, Yerevan State University, President of the Armenian Association of World History
Tigran Mkrtchyan, Head of the department of Press, information and Public relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia
Dr. Lilit Minasyan, CEO of the Armenian Association of World History
Julieta Ktshanyan, PhD student at the Department of World History, Yerevan State University, Coordinator of the Council of the Armenian Association of World History