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”.

Friday, June 4, 2021

International Federation for Human Rights is publishing a new report: "Russia: Crimes Against History" and is organizing an online conference on June 10 to coincide with its launch. The report details the violations of human rights committed by the Russian regime in furtherance of State historical memory policy, to the detriment of historians, activists, NGOs and other "history producers" that work on commemorating victims of Soviet era crimes.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

AHDA alumna Raba Gjoshi writes an op-ed for Prishtina Insight entitled "Victims of the Kosovo War Should be at the Heart of the Dialogue". The article explores the international community previous missteps in facilitating Kosovo-Serbia dialogues, offering suggestions on a viable path forward.

Click here to read the full op-ed.