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Historical Studies Program presents

The Fall of Constantinople and Early Concepts of Human Rights

Nancy Bisaha, Vassar College

Monday, March 3, 2014

Prof. Bisaha wrote Creating East and West: Renaissance Humanists and the Ottoman Turks (UPenn Press), which examines the ways in which humanists created an intellectual discourse depicting the Ottoman Turks as a cultural and religious other. She recently published a translation of Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini's De Europa in collaboration with Robert Brown. Bisaha is currently working on project exploring the early roots of human rights theory.

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Hegeman 204