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Dr Mark Hurst

Lecturer in the History of Human Rights

Mark Hurst

Bowland College



Tel: +44 1524 592502

Research overview

Mark's research focuses on human rights organisations and activists during the Cold War, and more broadly in the history of human rights, dissent, and political activism, especially in Russia and the Soviet Union. Alongside this, he has interests in contemporary British history, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), the history of 'soft power', and the history of sport (especially cycling).

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, political protest amongst many others. If you are interested in being supervised for a PhD, please contact Mark directly via email.

Current Teaching

My taught modules include:

HIST259 Inventing Human Rights, 1776-2001

HIST357 'Dangerous Thoughts': Soviet Dissidents, Human Rights and the Cold War

HIST401 Research and Writing History

HIST446 'Fighting without Fire': Non-Military Conflict from 1945 to Today

My Role

Director of Postgraduate Studies (Research)

Professional Role

In the 2018/2019 academic year, Mark was a Fellow of the Institute for Social Futures

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