Dr Marco Duranti
BA Harvard PhD Yale
Lecturer in Modern European and International History
A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney
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Marco Duranti works on late modern European history from an imperial, transatlantic, and transnational perspective. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the European University Institute, a Fox Fellow at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, and a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Max Planck Research Group on History and Memory at the University of Konstanz. He is currently director of the Nation Empire Globe Research Cluster at the University of Sydney. He has recently published his first monograph, The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017). The book traces the cultural, intellectual, and political origins of the European human rights system. It focuses on the involvement of British and French conservatives, including Winston Churchill, in the European project.
- 20th-Century Europe (esp. Britain, France and Italy)
- Conservatism (esp. Christian democracy and neoliberalism)
- European identity, integration and memory culture
- Human rights and humanitarianism (esp. the ECHR and UDHR)
- International justice, law and organisations (esp. the European Court of Human Rights and United Nations)
- Intersection of nationalism, imperialism, and internationalism
- Right-wing intellectuals and movements
Teaching and supervision
- HSTY1044: Twentieth-Century Europe
- HSTY2605: Contemporary Europe
- HSTY2616: The Human Rights Revolution
- HSTY2626: Fascism and Antifascism
- HSTY2652: Genocide in Historical Perspective
- HSTY2659: Nationalism
- HSTY7001: The History of Human Rights
Topics in late modern Western European history, international history, history of human rights and humanitarianism, history and memory
- The origins of the European and UN human rights systems
- The cultural and sociopolitical dimensions of international law
- The ethical foundations of European identity and European integration
- The entanglement of free-market and Catholic conservatism
- Human rights and decolonisation in the British and French Empires
Conferences and Workshops Convened
‘Medieval Legacies of Human Rights in Australasia, Europe, and the Muslim World,’ University of Sydney (20 June 2016).
'Nation and Empire in the Age of Internationalism,' University of Sydney (21 July 2014).
'Human Rights and Imperialism in Historical Perspective,' University of Sydney (10-11 August 2012).
'Political Reconciliation and Civil Society in 20th-century Europe,' University of Konstanz, Germany (9-11 December 2010).
University of Virginia (Mar 2017), Harvard University (Mar 2017), University of Copenhagen (Dec 2016), Free University of Berlin (Nov 2016), Fritz Thyssen Foundation, Cologne (Nov 2016), Institut des Études avancées, Paris (Nov 2015), Columbia University (Oct 2013), University of California, Berkeley (Feb 2013), Princeton University (Dec 2012), University of Jena (Jun 2012), University of Helsinki (Oct 2011), Boston College (Apr 2011), University of Chicago (Jan 2011), Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam (Dec 2010), Oxford University (Nov 2010), Schloss Wartegg, Switzerland (Oct 2010), University of Groningen (Sep 2010), Institut de France, Paris (Jun 2007).
University of Melbourne (Aug 2016), University of Auckland (Apr 2016), University of Adelaide (Sep 2015), American Historical Association 128th Annual Meeting, Washington (Jan 2014), University of Los Angeles, California (Oct 2013), University of New South Wales (Aug 2012), North American Conference on British Studies, Denver (Nov 2011), Columbia University (Oct 2010), Oxford University (Sep 2010), University of St Andrews (June 2010).
- Human Rights and Empire; Duranti M, Moyn S; Office of Global Engagement/IPDF Grant.