April 28 | Conference: Rights, the Human, and Literature in Early Modernity

“Rights, the Human, and Literature in Early Modernity” is a conference exploring the pre-histories of human rights in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

It takes as a point of departure recent scholarship opening up the history of human rights and seeing it in less deterministic ways—less centered on Enlightenment republicanism, less Western, less inevitably focused on civil and political rights at the expense of social and economic rights.
For the schedule and list of speakers, click here.  All panels are free and open to the public, but registration is strongly encouraged. Please register through our EventBrite page.
For more information, please contact Feisal Mohamed or Clare Carroll.
The conference is made possible by the generous support of the Renaissance Studies Certificate ProgramThe Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC), the Provost’s Office, the PhD Program in English, and the PhD Program in History.

All panels held in Segal Theatre, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., New York