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Bridging political, legal and historical perspectives on contemporary Europe

Bridging political, legal and historical perspectives on contemporary Europe
Speaker: Marco Duranti # Sydney
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Date and Time
31st Oct 2017 13:00 - 31st Oct 2017 18:00
CMB 6th Floor Seminar Room

An Event co-organized by Edinburgh University Political History Research Group and the Europa Research Group

31 October 2017 – 13:00-18:00 – Chrystal Macmillan Building (6th floor seminar room)


About the Event
The event is built around the invitation of Dr. Marco Duranti to talk about his book The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017). His work speaks to the interests of different research areas such as International and European Law, British and European Politics and Political History.
The programme is divided into three parts. First of all, PhD and postdoctoral researchers from different academic backgrounds discuss the values and challenges of understanding the contemporary world using historical data and historical research methods. Secondly, we have an in depth discussion around Dr. Duranti’s work on the cultural, intellectual, and political foundations of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Finally, an interdisciplinary panel discussion gathering academics from law, politics and history, will tease out the historical, legal and political perspectives on the public debates on the UK's relationship to the European Court of Human Rights. For a more detailed programme including speakers: go to the Europa Research group website event page.

Registration & Contact: The event is free but ticketed. Register here.

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