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 is a historian of late modern Western Europe in imperial, global and transnational perspective. His research centres on the history of human rights and humanitarianism, international law and organisation, European integration and memory culture, and Catholic and free-market conservatism. He has been a Fulbright fellow 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.
- History of Modern Western Europe (esp. Britain, France, Germany and Italy)
- History of human rights and humanitarianism
- History of international law and international organizations
- History and memory of genocide and war
The relationship between nationalism, imperialism, and internationalism
Teaching and supervision
- HSTY1044: Twentieth-Century Europe
- HSTY2616: The Human Rights Revolution
- 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 (esp. the ECHR and UDHR)
- The cultural and sociopolitical dimensions of international law
- The ethical and religious foundations of European integration
- The entanglement of Catholic and neoliberal politics
Human rights and empire
Conferences and Workshops Convened
'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).
‘The Human Rights Restoration-Revolution.’ Columbia University, USA (October 2013)
‘Human Rights “Reactionaries”: Conservative Politics and Supranational Justice in Postwar Europe.’ University of California, Berkeley, USA (February 2013)
‘Old Wine in New Bottles: The Recasting of French Catholic Political Languages during the ‘Human Rights Revolution’ of the 1940s.’ Princeton University, USA (December 2012)
‘The European Convention on Human Rights and Conservative Human Rights Discourse.’ University of Jena, Germany (June 2012)
‘From Vichy to Strasbourg: Uncovering New Trajectories in the History of Human Rights.’ University of Helsinki, Finland (October 2011)
‘GlobalizinglaGuerre Scolaire: Christian Democracy, the Church Schools Controversy in France and the Construction of European Human Rights Law.’Boston College, USA (April 2011)
‘Human Rights and Conservative Politics in Postwar Europe: Reexamining the Origins of the European Convention.’University of Chicago, USA (January 2011)
‘Recasting Human Rights Discourse: The European Convention and the Conservative Turn, 1945-1950.’ Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Germany (December 2010).
‘“Let Europe Judge Europe": Conservative Politics and the Genesis of European Human Rights Law.' University of Oxford, UK (November 2010).
‘The Role of the Holocaust and the Politics of Silence in the Birth of International Human Rights Law.’ Schloss Wartegg, Switzerland(October 2010)
‘Conservative Politics and the Genesis of European Human Rights Law: Looking Beyond the Global Studies and International Relations Paradigms.’University of Groningen, The Netherlands (September 2010)
‘La guerre d’Algérie et les droits de l’homme.’Institut de France, Paris (June 2007)
“The Human Rights Restoration-Revolution,” Oxford Human Rights Hub (3 September 2013)
“The Strasbourg court is anti-democratic, just as its founders intended,” openDemocracy (31 July 2013)
“Curbing Labour’s totalitarian temptation: European human rights law as a Conservative political project,” History & Policy (July 2013)
With Tempe McMinn: “Human Rights and Imperialism in Historical Perspective”, H-Soz-u-Kult / H-Net Review (November 2012)
- Human Rights and Empire; Duranti M, Moyn S; DVC International/IPDF Grant.