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Call for Papers: The “global south” and liberal values in the historiography of human rights

The project team of the SCRIPTS research project "De-Centering Human Rights: Liberalism, Human Rights, and the Global South" is organising a workshop to be held in Berlin on 4-5 May 2023. Submissions are open by 6 January 2023.

News from Nov 29, 2022

As a fundamental component of the liberal script, human rights represent a favoured terrain of academic inquiry across the social sciences. Over the last few years, in particular, the subject’s historiography has become increasingly contested. This historiographical trend offers fertile ground for examining the place of liberal values in twentieth-century contestations over human rights.

The workshop in May 2023 is intended as a first step towards a joint publication, which will take the form of an edited volume with a leading university press or a special issue in an academic journal.

Scholars working in the social sciences – including but not limited to historians, political scientists, IR and legal scholars – are invited to submit a 300/500-word abstract and a short bio as a single file by 6 January 2023 to Prof. Tobias Berger (tobias.berger@fu-berlin.de).

Please contact Prof. Berger for any queries about the call. Successful applicants will be informed by 31 January 2023. Travel and accommodation costs for attending the workshop will be covered by the organisation.

All information on the Call for Paper can be found in the download section below.

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