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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Two members of the Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network Steering Committee are presenting in the webinars on Cambodia and Indonesia - ‘Reimagining Memory Activism: Conversations on Asia and the Pacific. The webinars will focus on the following discussion: What are the emerging trajectories in memory activism in Asia and the Pacific? In what ways do they navigate through overarching historical, political, and epistemological debates of our time? How do they reconfigure the potentialities of our world? 

Webinar: Cambodia

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Dilpreet Bhullar (AHDA 2021) shares a tribute to the life of Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui in a Stirworld magazine on Architecture, Design and Art.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Elazar Barkan will be stepping down as Executive Director of the Institute on June 30th and on behalf of faculty, staff, students, and affiliates, ISHR would like to thank him for his many contributions. Professor Barkan joined the Institute in 2006 as Co-director and continued to lead as Director starting in 2008.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Last month, an article entitled 'The past in our art: confronting the contemporary in an ancient society' by AHDA alumna (2015) Hasini A. Haputhanthri from Sri Lanka has been highlighted in the special issue of the Journal of the British Academy. Find the full article at the following link:

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Today the Institute for the Study of Human Rights celebrates Juneteenth. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in all 50 states. Although President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1st, 1863, it was not read to enslaved people in Texas until two and a half years later, on June 19th, 1865. On this day, Union soldiers alerted enslaved people in Galveston, Texas that the war was over and they were free. June 19th is sometimes referred to as “Juneteenth Independence Day,” “Freedom Day,” or “Emancipation Day”.