Did Decolonization Foster Human Rights? A Review of Steven Jensen

H-Soz-u-Kult has just posted a review (in German) of Steven Jensen‘s new book, The Making of International Human Rights: The 1960s, Decolonization, and the Reconstruction of Global Values by Annette Weinke of the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. Jensen’s book seeks to intervene in debates about the origins of modern human rights by placing them neither in the … Continue reading Did Decolonization Foster Human Rights? A Review of Steven Jensen

The Emancipators: A Conversation with Amalia Ribi Forclaz on The Politics of Anti-Slavery Movements and European International History

When did slavery end? For American or British readers of the Global History Forum, the answer to this question, at least answered within the framework of their respective countries, is easy. Human chattel slavery ended in the United States, we are told, in 1865 with the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, … Continue reading The Emancipators: A Conversation with Amalia Ribi Forclaz on The Politics of Anti-Slavery Movements and European International History

Assistant Professor, University of Maine at Augusta, World History

Here’s a short-term advertisment for an attractive tenure-track position in World History at the University of Maine at Augusta, the third-largest campus in the University of Maine’s system, with some extra responsibilities at the University’s external campus in Bangor, Maine. The call for applications explains further: UMA is seeking applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure … Continue reading Assistant Professor, University of Maine at Augusta, World History

Assistant Professor, Diaspora Studies/Human Rights/Transnational Migration, Miami University

Miami University (located in Oxford, Ohio) has recently announced two relevant positions for global historians, one of which is in Diaspora Studies/Human Rights/Transnational Migration. The Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, notes a recent announcement, seeks a candidate to focus on migration and mobility to teach introductory courses in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, in addition … Continue reading Assistant Professor, Diaspora Studies/Human Rights/Transnational Migration, Miami University