Tracing the Origins of Human Rights
Lynn A. Hunt
Professor of History, U.C.L.A.
Monday, February 16, 3:15 pm
Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber
Professor Hunt received her PhD in History from Stanford University and is currently Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History, University of California, Los Angeles. Hunt teaches French and European history and the history of history as an academic discipline. Her specialties include the French Revolution, gender history, cultural history and historiography. Hunt has written extensively on the French Revolution: Revolution and Urban Politics in Provincial France (1978); Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution (1984); and The Family Romance of the French Revolution (1992). She has also written about historical method and epistemology: The New Cultural History (1989); with Joyce Appleby and Margaret Jacob, Telling the Truth about History (1994); with Jacques Revel, Histories: French Constructions of the Past (1995); and with Victoria Bonnell, Beyond the Cultural Turn (1999). Her most recent publication Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution(2001) is a textbook co-authored with Jack Censer.
In addition, Hunt has edited collections on the history of eroticism, pornography, and on human rights; published a western civilization textbook; and prepared and translated a collection of documents on human rights and the French Revolution. Her books have been translated into French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Chinese and Polish. Hunt was President of the American Historical Association in 2002.