Dr Mark Hurst

Lecturer in the History of Human Rights

Research Overview

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.

Alpe DHuez: Cyclings Greatest Climb
Hurst, M. 03/2018 In: Sport in History. 38, 1, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

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
Other contribution

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.
Book/Film/Article review

Cold War in Europe 1941 - 1995
Hurst, M. 13/09/2016
Other contribution

Germany 1919-1945
Hurst, M. 09/2016
Other contribution

‘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.
Journal article

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.
Book/Film/Article review

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.
Journal article

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.
Book/Film/Article review

To Build a Castle: The British Construction of Soviet Dissent
Hurst, M. 2013 In: e-Sharp. 7, p. 32-45. 14 p.
Journal article

Symbols and Legitimacy in Soviet Politics
Hurst, M. 2/11/2012 In: Europe-Asia Studies. 64, 10, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

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.
Book/Film/Article review