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Human Rights: The Historical Foundation of a Research Field
January 15, 2012 @ 1:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for a one-day conference that will trace the rise of human rights as a discipline from the eighteenth through twentieth centuries. Key themes include the historical transition from natural rights to human rights, the nexus of terror and human rights, the complex relationship between violence comprehended as terror, and emergent conceptions of human rights. With Dan Edelstein (Associate Professor of French, Stanford University), Carole Fink (Humanities Distinguished Professor of History, Ohio State University), Samuel Moyn (Professor of History, Columbia University), and Matthew Specter (Assistant Professor of History, Central Connecticut State University). Co-sponsored by the Triangle Intellectual History Seminar, Carolina Seminars, and the Duke Center for European Studies.