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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Biographical details

Marco Duranti joined the History Department in 2011. He received his doctorate in 2009 from Yale University, where he wrote his dissertation on the genesis of European human rights law. As a doctoral researcher, he was a Fulbright fellow at the European University Institute (2005-06) and a Fox fellow at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (2006-07). In 2010, he was 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.

Research interests

  • History of Modern Europe in global and transnational perspective
  • History of human rights and humanitarianism
  • History of international law and international organisation
  • History and memory of genocide
  • History of nationalism and internationalism

Teaching and supervision

Teaching

  • HSTY1044: Twentieth-Century Europe (semester 2, 2014)
  • HSTY2616: The Human Rights Revolution (semester 1, 2013)
  • HSTY2652: Genocide in Historical Perspective
  • HSTY2659: Nationalism
  • HSTY7001: The History of Human Rights (semester 1, 2013)

Supervision
Topics in modern European history, international history, and the history of human rights and humanitarianism

Current projects

  • The politics of international human rights law
  • The cultural, moral and spiritual foundations of the European project
  • The entanglement of neoliberal and Catholic politics
  • Nationalism in the age of internationalism

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).

Invited Presentations

‘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)

Online pieces

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)

Selected grants

2012

  • Human Rights and Empire; Duranti M, Moyn S; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Duranti, M. (2013). Conservatives and the European Convention on Human Rights. In Norbert Frei, Annette Weinke (Eds.), Toward a New Moral World Order? Menschenrechtspolitik und Volkerrecht seit 1945, (pp. 82-93). Weimar: Wallstein Verlag.
  • Duranti, M. (2013). Holocaust Memory and the Silences of the Human Rights Revolution. In Aleida Assmann, Jan Assmann (Eds.), Schweigen: Archaologie der literarischen Kommunikation XI (Silence: Archeology of literary communication, vol. 11), (pp. 89-100). Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag.
  • Duranti, M. (2012). "A Blessed Act of Oblivion": Human Rights, European Unity and Postwar Reconciliation. In B Schwelling (Eds.), Reconciliation, Civil Society, and the Politics of Memory: Transnational Initiatives in the 20th and 21st Century, (pp. 115-139). Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript Verlag.

Journals

  • Duranti, M. (2012). Curbing Labour's Totalitarian Temptation: European Human Rights Law and British Postwar Politics. Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development, 3(3), 361-383. [More Information]
  • Duranti, M. (2012). The Holocaust, the legacy of 1789 and the birth of international human rights law: revisiting the foundation myth. Journal of Genocide Research, 14(2), 159-186. [More Information]
  • Duranti, M. (2006). Utopia, Nostalgia and World War at the 1939–40 New York World's Fair. Journal of Contemporary History, 41(4), 663-683. [More Information]

2013

  • Duranti, M. (2013). Conservatives and the European Convention on Human Rights. In Norbert Frei, Annette Weinke (Eds.), Toward a New Moral World Order? Menschenrechtspolitik und Volkerrecht seit 1945, (pp. 82-93). Weimar: Wallstein Verlag.
  • Duranti, M. (2013). Holocaust Memory and the Silences of the Human Rights Revolution. In Aleida Assmann, Jan Assmann (Eds.), Schweigen: Archaologie der literarischen Kommunikation XI (Silence: Archeology of literary communication, vol. 11), (pp. 89-100). Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag.

2012

  • Duranti, M. (2012). "A Blessed Act of Oblivion": Human Rights, European Unity and Postwar Reconciliation. In B Schwelling (Eds.), Reconciliation, Civil Society, and the Politics of Memory: Transnational Initiatives in the 20th and 21st Century, (pp. 115-139). Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript Verlag.
  • Duranti, M. (2012). Curbing Labour's Totalitarian Temptation: European Human Rights Law and British Postwar Politics. Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development, 3(3), 361-383. [More Information]
  • Duranti, M. (2012). The Holocaust, the legacy of 1789 and the birth of international human rights law: revisiting the foundation myth. Journal of Genocide Research, 14(2), 159-186. [More Information]

2006

  • Duranti, M. (2006). Utopia, Nostalgia and World War at the 1939–40 New York World's Fair. Journal of Contemporary History, 41(4), 663-683. [More Information]

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