Dr Mark HurstLecturer in the History of Human Rights
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).
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
Director of Postgraduate Studies (Research)
In the 2018/2019 academic year, Mark was a Fellow of the Institute for 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, political protest amongst many others. If you are interested in being supervised for a PhD, please contact Mark directly via email.
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- Institute for Social Futures Fellow