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for Philosophy and Human Sciences

DEC

2011

Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab Emirates

Inscribed in 2011 (6.COM) on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab Emirates ©2010 by Intangible Heritage Department (ADACH), UAE Country(ies): United Arab Emirates Description Al Sadu is a traditional form of weaving practised by Bedouin women in rural communities of the United Arab Emirates to produce......

DEC

2011

The Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Chinese shadow puppetry Inscribed in 2011 (6.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Country(ies): China ©2009 by China Puppet and Shadow Art Society Saman dance ©2010 by Centre for Research and Development of Culture, Indonesia Inscribed in 2011 (6.COM) on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding Country(ies):......

SEP

2011

Chinese president meets UNESCO head

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- China will continue to strengthen friendly cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Chinese President Hu Jintao said here Thursday. Hu said China places great importance on its friendly cooperation with UNESCO and has actively supported and participated in UNESCO-led activities such as universal education and......

SEP

2011

Abandoned factories in ancient Chinese city to be developed into art zones

PINGYAO, Shanxi, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- An obsolete factory in the ancient city of Pingyao in north China's Shanxi Province will be renovated into an artistic community, said the art director of an ongoing international photography festival held here on Thursday. A discarded diesel engine plant, which is a major display area for the seven-day Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP), will be......

SEP

2011

Celebrations held for 1000th anniversary of St. Sofia Cathedral

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich delivers a speech during the celebrations for the 1000th anniversary of St. Sofia Cathedral in central Kiev, Ukraine, Sept. 24, 2011. St. Sofia Cathedral was listed as a UNESCO World heritage site in 1990. (Xinhua/Mykhailo Markiv)......

JUL

2011

ISSC to launch World Social Science Fellows Programme

Younger social scientists engage in the ISSC-Belmont Forum Agenda-Setting Workshop, June 2011 The ISSC has been awarded a grant of 1,2 million euros from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, for a new World Social Science Fellows Programme. This capacity development programme was developed over a period of nearly 3 years by the ISSC’s CoDATE team, under the chairmanship......