The Program on Human Rights Collaboratory initiative examines cultural heritage in a workshop series that invites academics, activists and scholars to critically engage some of the most pressing issues in human rights and cultural heritage today. The challenges of globalization and rights discourse require confronting complex questions about cultural difference and how human rights affect our pasts and our future. Invited workshop participants discussed the contemporary question of rights discourse and its critiques, cosmopolitanism and the acceptable uses of people, the question of cultural property and the role of archaeological practice in the domain of human rights. The PHR Collaboratory will host a conference on Heritage and Human Rights on April 13-14 at the Stanford Archaeology Center.
Helen Stacy 11/1/11 Professor of law, Senior Fellow, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI); Coordinator, Program on Human Rights, FSI, Stanford University
Program on Human Rights Collaboratory: Cultural Heritage - The Cultural Histories of Human Rights Courts