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Dr Mark Hurst

Lecturer in the History of Human Rights

Mark Hurst

Bowland College



Tel: +44 1524 592502

Office Hours:

Mondays, 9:00 to 11:00

Dissertation Students - Thursday, 15:00-16:00

Research overview

Mark's research interests focus on the efforts of human rights organisations during the Cold War, and more broadly in the history of human rights, dissent, and political activism, especially in Russia and the Soviet Union. His current research focuses on the history of Amnesty International, an organisation that has become intertwined with public understandings of human rights in the twentieth century. Despite this position, Amnesty's influence on the wider political process has been relatively understudied, something his research is aiming to address. 

PhD supervision

Mark is interested in supervising PhD students working on a variety of issues in contemporary history including the history of human rights, non-governmental organisations, and political protest amongst many others. If you are interested in being supervised for a PhD, please contact Mark directly via email.

Current Teaching

HIST250 The Nature and Practice of History

HIST259 Inventing Human Rights, 1776-2001

HIST401 Research and Writing History

My Role

Careers Officer (History)

Professional Role

For the 2018/2019 academic year, Mark is a Fellow of the Institute for Social Futures

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