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AUG

2017

In Liège: a new vision for the humanities in the 21st Century

© Service Presse & Info - Province De Liege UNESCO 2017-08-17 For one week in August 2017, Liège, in Belgium, became the world capital of humanities”, to quote Paul-Émile Mottard, President of the Provincial College of Liège. The World Humanities Conference (WHC), which ran from 6 to 12 August, ended with the adoption of a new vision for the humanities for the......

AUG

2017

Address by Gejin Chao, President of CIPSH, at the Clossing Session for the 2017 World Humanities Conference

Address by Gejin Chao, President of CIPSH, on the occasion of the ClosingSession for the 2017 World Humanities Conference: Challenges and Responsibilities for a Planet in Transition, Liège, Belgium, 11 August 2017 Your Excellences Mr. Paul-Emile Mottard, President of the Provincal College of Liege, Madam Nada Al-Nashif, Assitant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO,......

AUG

2017

World Humanities Conference: a success today, a commitment for tomorrow

The World Humanities Conference completes its work in Liège on 11 August 2017: An occasion for the local organisers to draw up a positive first assessment of this world premiere that will resonate for a long time to come. Successful organisation and positive impacts The Liège-based organisers (Province, City and University of Liège) are delighted by the trust shown by UNESCO and......

AUG

2017

A New Humanities Agenda for the 21st Century

Outcome Document of 2017 World Humanities Conference
World Humanities Conference Liège, Belgium, 6-11 August 2017 Outcome Document A New Humanities Agenda for the 21st Century 11 August 2017 We, the participants in the World Humanities Conference held in Liège, Belgium, from 6 to 11 August 2017, who have come from all around the world to reflect and to engage in dialogues to establish a new agenda for the humanities of the 21st century; Commending......

AUG

2017

Address by Gejin Chao, President of CIPSH, at the Opening Ceremony for the 2017 World Humanities Conference

Address by Gejin Chao, President of CIPSH, on the occasion of the Opening Ceremony for the 2017 World Humanities Conference: Challenges and Responsibilities for a Planet in Transition, Liège, Belgium, 6 August 2017 Excellencies Mr. Getachew Engida, the Deputy Director-General of UNESCO and Mr. Paul-Emile Mottard, the Député-Président du Collège provincial de......

AUG

2017

Adama Samassékou: Humanitude, or how to quench the thirst for humanity

© Dima Vazinovich Faced with the failure of the western model of development, which puts the culture of having before the culture of being, it is becoming urgent to develop a different project for society – one that is founded upon humanitude, a concept that explores openness to the Other, the only possible way out for a disenchanted world. By Adama Samassékou It has become commonplace......

JUL

2017

World Humanities Conference - UNESCO News

When, local time: Sunday, 6 August 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, 12 August 2017 - 6:00pm Where: Belgium, Liège Type of Event: Meeting by Member States or Institutions Contact: John Crowley, j.crowley@unesco.org The World Humanities Conference. Challenges and Responsibilities for a Planet in Transition” will take place in Liège, Belgium, from 6 to 12 August 2017. Co-organized......

JUN

2017

World Humanities Conferece - Poster Session

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MAY

2017

World Humanities Conference - Poster submission

Poster Proposal (complete the table below) ClickHEREfor the programme of the 2017 conference. Name of author Institutional affiliation Name(s) of the co-author(s) ......

NOV

2016

CALL FOR PROPOSALS OF SYMPOSIA AND PAPERS

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JUN

2016

INVITATION TO ALL SCHOLARS AND SCHOLARLY INSTITUTIONS IN THE WORLD

Towards the World Humanities Conference, 6-12 August, 2017 in Liège
The world – all countries and nations, all people and academies – is experiencing and facing the challenges of global cultural, social and environmental changes, which call upon all to find innovative responses, rooted in the diversity of perspectives driven by the multitude of diverse past and ongoing understandings of science, culture, education and sustainability. Human history is......

JUN

2016

World Humanities Conference 2017 - Press Kit

To redefine the foundations, role and commitment of the humanities in contemporary society at global level
What is it all about? UNESCO, with the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences and Liège Together, has started the preparation of the WORLD HUMANITIES CONFERENCE. This will be a major gathering to be prepared during the next 18 months, engaging all fields of knowledge in all countries, focused on the role and scope of the humanities in contemporary society. Why is it......

MAR

2016

World Humanities Conference - UNESCO Announcement

Liège, Belgium, 6-12 August 2017
The World Humanities Conference will take place in Liège, Belgium, from 6 to 12 August 2017. It will be preceded by a series of conferences and other academic events, engaging all continents. The conference, which will involve scholars from all fields of the humanities, but also of the natural, social and formal sciences, is open to all possible contributions. It will be structured around......

FEB

2016

WCH - Invitation to the Core Group Meeting, 20th March 2016

Dear members of the Core Group of the WCH, The third core group meeting for the WCH will take place on Saturday, the 19th, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, the 20th of March, from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m., at the Centre d’Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques (CHST), Place Delcour 17, in Liege. It is my pleasure to invite you to it and to send you herewith the synthesis of our previous......

JAN

2016

PRESS CONFERENCE: Announcing the World Humanities Conference and related events

PRESS CONFERENCE UNESCO - MONDAY 18TH JANUARY - 11 AM - 1PM Announcing the World Humanities Conference and related events INTRODUCTORY OVERVIEW What? UNESCO, with the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences and Liège Together, started the preparation of the WORLD HUMANITIES CONFERENCE, preceded and followed by a large series of other events. What for? The Conference......

OCT

2015

The Six themes of the World Humanities Conference

Theme I. Humans and Environment In general terms, it is about the connection that men have with nature from a psychological, social and ecological angle. Then, in a transcultural perspective, we will study the image of nature, including in its relations with what is perceived as supernatural, and its evolution through history, the representation of nature through languages, arts and science, the history......

SEP

2015

Towards the World Conference of the Humanities: A Brief Overview

THE WORLD CONFERENCE OF THE HUMANITIES A Brief Overview Objective The Conference results from the awareness of the need to re-think the scope and role of human sciences in contemporary society, resuming the understanding of the relevance of the Humanities for everyday life. The need for such an agenda is twofold. On one hand, there has been no global re-thinking on the role and scope of humanities......

AUG

2015

Mr. André GILLES speech, Provincial Deputy President

Delivered at the Provincial Palace of Liege
Delivered at the Provincial Palace of Liege Majesties, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, On this day on which we commemorate the outbreak of the First World War, which shook the certainties and perceptions of people at the time – and whose consequences have profoundly marked subsequent generations – His Majesty the King has given the Province of Liège the honour of welcoming you,......

MAY

2015

Adama SAMASSEKOU: Crystal Campus

Adama SAMASSEKOU was guest of honour at the Advanced Technical College of the Province of Liège for the “Campus de Cristal 2013” award ceremony on Tuesday, May 7
Adama SAMASSEKOU was guest of honour at the Advanced Technical College of the Province of Liège for the Campus de Cristal 2013” award ceremony on Tuesday, May7. As every year since 2002, the communication students of the Advanced Technical College of the Province of Liège selected a person out of the world of media or culture for the award of the Campus de Cristal”. This approach......