Travelling is more than just delays and time to read novels on planes. You have a different kind of conversation with colleagues when you are out of your usual work environment, even if they are still in theirs. I am going to come home with lots of new how-to ideas about tech, teaching, conferences, what to read (law, fiction, and non-work non-fiction), cats, maps, and other intangible things (thanks to inter alia, Emily Grabham Toni Williams and Kate Bedford of Kent) Also, of course, new things to read: After hearing about this from Judy Fudge I have added it to my RSS feeds. The blog is here. Posts are by professors, students, post-docs, practitioners, and others and there is plenty of gendered (and some critical) commentary. It looks well run and I look forward to following.
Here’s a bit about the whole Human Rights Hub itself:
The Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) aims to bring together academics, practitioners and policy-makers from across the globe to advance the understanding and protection of human rights and equality. Through the vigorous exchange of ideas and resources, we strive to facilitate a better understanding of human rights principles, to develop new approaches to policy, and to influence the development of human rights law and practice.
OxHRH is based in the University of Oxford Faculty of Law and is directed by Sandra Fredman, the Rhodes Professor of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the USA. University of Oxford academics, research students, and visiting academics form the core of our network, while our reach extends to over 20 countries through our growing network of human rights academics, practitioners and policy-makers.
For more information please visit our website at http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/themes/humanrightshub/index.php or email firstname.lastname@example.org. OxHRH is also available on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.