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Researching and Teaching the History of Human Rights: A Workshop for the Routledge History of Human Rights

Friday, May 26, 2017  - Saturday, May 27, 2017
9:00 AM  to 5:00 PM

129  Herring Hall
Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas, USA

This workshop brings together authors of a volume of essays on the history of human rights. While it is not a closed session, it is a working conference. There are no paper presentations. All participants have read precirculated chapter drafts and at the workshop they will work in large and small groups to improve these drafts. Volume co-editors are Jean Quataert, Professor of History, Binghamton University, and Lora Wildenthal, Professor of History, Rice University. Our volume historicizes human rights norms, visions, institutions, and activists in both local and international settings from the late 19th century until the present. We foreground the local and regional development of rights, humanitarian principles, discourses, institutions, and advocacy over these ca. 150 years. The volume also translates across disciplinary divides to be truly useful to the university instructor in human rights, a multidisciplinary field that extends well beyond law schools. The volume is under contract with Routledge. For more information on event or participants, contact: Lora Wildenthal, Professor of History and Associate Dean of Humanities wildenth@rice.edu

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