Dr Mark HurstLecturer in the History of Human Rights
Mark read Contemporary History at the University of Leicester before completing his doctoral research at the University of Kent. His 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 activism. To date, his work has focused on Soviet human rights violations, and how they were understood internationally. 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.
HIST250 The Nature and Practice of History
HIST259 Inventing Human Rights, 1776-2001
HIST401 Research and Writing History
Schools Liaison (History)
Careers Officer (History)
For the 2018/2019 academic year, Mark is a Fellow of the Institute for Social Future - http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/social-futures/
PhD Supervision Interests
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 protest and dissent amongst many others. If you are interested in being supervised for a PhD, please contact Mark directly via email.
Alpe DHuez: Cyclings Greatest Climb
Hurst, M. 03/2018 In: Sport in History. 38, 1, 2 p.
What Oxfam can learn from charities that survived scandals
Hurst, M. 23/02/2018
Chronicling Trust in the Cold War
Hurst, M. 20/02/2018
A Superpower Transformed: The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s by Daniel J. Sargent
Hurst, M. 03/2017 In: Human Rights Review. 2 p.
Cold War in Europe 1941 - 1995
Hurst, M. 13/09/2016
Hurst, M. 09/2016
‘Slowing down the going-away process’ — Tom Stoppard and Soviet Dissent
Hurst, M. 13/06/2016 In: Contemporary British History. 30, 4, p. 484-504. 20 p.
The Race Against the Stasi: The Incredible Story of Dieter Wiedemann, the Iron Curtain and the Greatest Cycling Race on Earth
Hurst, M. 3/06/2016 In: Sport in History.
British Human Rights Organizations and Soviet Dissent, 1965-1985
Hurst, M. 5/05/2016 London : Bloomsbury. 272 p. ISBN: 9781472527288.
The Birth of the Last Utopia: Is Keston Really a ‘human rights’ Group?
Hurst, M. 2015 In: Keston College Newsletter. p. 17-25. 9 p.
Hiroaki Kuromiya: Conscience on Trial: The Fate of Fourteen Pacifists in Stalin's Ukraine, 1952–1953. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012; pp. 212.
Hurst, M. 09/2014 In: Journal of Religious History. 38, 3, 3 p.
To Build a Castle: The British Construction of Soviet Dissent
Hurst, M. 2013 In: e-Sharp. 7, p. 32-45. 14 p.
Symbols and Legitimacy in Soviet Politics
Hurst, M. 2/11/2012 In: Europe-Asia Studies. 64, 10, 2 p.
Holy Fathers, Secular Sons: Clergy, Intelligentsia, and the Modern Self in Revolutionary Russia – By L. Manchester
Hurst, M. 2/09/2012 In: Journal of Religious History. 36, 3, 3 p.