Human Histories and Cultures

Understanding our past and protecting our future

Our Human Histories and Cultures work covers projects that aim to preserve cultural knowledge and/or better understand human histories, cultures, practices, diversity, and evolution–past and present; and projects that center communities and inform 카지노사이트 and inspire global audiences with stories or lessons about humanity.

Our Human Histories and Cultures Explorers

From human rights issues and stories of survival to the evolution of ancient species and human progress, they map out our shared past.

Our Human Histories and Cultures Explorers dedicate their lives to documenting, investigating, studying, and preserving our planet’s past and uncovering the very roots of humanity. Revealing stories from the past brings context to the modern-day. 

UNESCO has launched a series of collected works – People writing their own history. Instead of just tracing the past of nations, these collections aim to provide a greater understanding of civilizations.

The world’s memory is composed of more than just kings and heroes, battles and conquests, great cathedrals and monumental undertakings.

Through this broad perspective, readers gain a global understanding of the evolution of societies, flourishing of cultures, major currents of exchange and interaction with other parts of the world.

These collections also aim to provide a culturally relevant perspective. They provide the point of view of the populations concerned, whose past has often been distorted, discredited or treated as peripheral to the history of the colonizers and the dominant nations – those who usually write history. The idea here is to rediscover a people’s consciousness and the vision it develops of its own destiny. This shift in perspective is reflected by the significant number of local historians, with impeccable academic credentials, who contributed to these 바카라사이트 collections as editors and authors.

History of Humanity – Scientific and Cultural Development

This is a universal history of the human mind encompassing a multiplicity of points of view, memories and opinions to be found in the various cultures of the world.

More than 450 distinguished scholars from all over the world have participated in the elaboration of this History. The International Commission of the History of the Scientific and Cultural Development of Humankind, consisting of thirty scholars of international repute, is the intellectual and scientific authority behind the project.

The History of Humanity provides readers with the broadest possible picture of the different cultures of the world and of their distinct development. Rather than imposing a particular philosophy of history, it accords all philosophies their rightful place. No particular civilization or period is put forward as a pattern for others.

The different categories of science and culture are not restrictive in content as they include the creations of the human mind in the widest sense. As a general rule, this History is concerned more with structures than with events, and, in so doing, it focuses on the origins of Humanity, the encounters, interactions and influences that have forged links between the various centres of civilization.

  • Preface by Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, 1999-2009
  • Volume I: Prehistory and the beginnings of civilizations | English | French | Russian
  • Volume II: From the Third Millennium to the Seventh Century B.C. | English | French | Russian
  • Volume III: From the Seventh Century B.C. to the Seventh Century A.D. | English | French | Russian
  • Volume IV: From the Seventh to the Sixteenth Century | English | French | Russian
  • Volume V: From the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century | English | French 
  • Volume VI: The Nineteenth Century | English | French 
  • Volume VII: The Twentieth Century | English | French 

The General History of Latin America

The General History of Latin America is a far-reaching intellectual project developed by UNESCO to provide the international academic community with the first history of the region written from a truly universal perspective.온라인카지노

The may be seen as a comprehensive scientific work giving a picture of ideas and civilizations, societies and institutions covering the development of Latin American societies from the pre-Columbian era to the twentieth century.

This 9-volume project is the fruit of the work of some 240 historians and experts, directed by an International Scientific Committee consisting of prominent researchers and scholars from all over the world.

  • Preface by Federico Mayor, Director-General of UNESCO, 1987-1999
  • Volume I: The Indigenous Societies
  • Volume II: Early Contact and the Creation of New Societies
  • Volume III: Consolidation of the Colonial Order
  • Volume IV: American Processes Towards Colonial Redefinition
  • Volume V: The Structural Crisis in Societies
  • Volume VI: The Construction of the Latin American Nations
  • Volume VII: National Latin American Projects: Instruments and Articulation (1870-1930)
  • Volume VIII: Latin America Since 1930
  • Volume IX: Theory and Methodology in the History of Latin America

All the volumes are available online here (archived web pages).

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