NEWS AND EVENTS
A CREDOC Provocation
Tuesday 11th March 2014
6.30-8pm, Archaeology 612, 31-34 Gordon Square
University College London, Gower Street, London WC1H 0PY
All are welcome.
Lecture: ‘Big History’
Monday 28th April 2014
5pm, J Z Young Lecture Theatre, G29 Anatomy
University College London, Gower St, London WC1H 0PY
Dynamics of Civilisation
The UCL Centre for Research on the Dynamics of Civilisation (CREDOC) seeks to understand the social phenomenon of 'civilisation' and to challenge the role it is being made to play in the modern world.
‘Civilisation’ describes a social phenomenon greater than the nation. It has been identified by materials, languages, institutions and habits that are spread over time yet remain linked to one another as an integrated system. Civilisation appears on the map of modern political debate, whether in international policy (where it is used to build transnational political structures) or in the popular idea of a 'clash of civilisations'.
Yet what is a civilisation? How do civilisations form, develop, endure and decay? And why does civilisation matter so much to us now?
Our aims are to
- create a network of interested researchers and stimulate collaborations within and beyond UCL,
- offer small grants for projects and support for applications for external funding,
- develop an exciting programme of public events, workshops and lectures,
- encourage and generate new directions for research,
- and raise the profile and maximise the impact of UCL research on civilisation.
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