Dynamics of Civilisation


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Centre for Research into the Dynamics of Civilisation (CREDOC)
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London WC1H 0PP
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NEWS AND EVENTS


The Homoerotics of Orientalism

A conversation with Joseph Boone

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Thursday 5th March 2015

Time: 5pm to 7pm

More information can be found here.


Civilisation and its Critiques: An Art-Historical Perspective

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Friday 13th March 2015

Time: 4pm to 6.30pm

Location: Chandler G10

More information can be found here.


The shape of ancient civilisation

Ian Morris (Professor of Classics, Stanford University)

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Thursday 26th March 2015

Time: 6pm to 7.45pm

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Workshop: Antiquity’ and the dynamics of civilization

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Friday 27th March 2015

Time: 1-6pm

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Watch Civilisation and its Critiques

Research into the dynamics of civilisation

  • incorporates both temporal and spatial scale (negotiating geographies, materials, peoples, and infrastructures spread over long periods and distances)
  • offers intellectual complexity (providing a wide open space for cross-disciplinary thinking: an opportunity to engage with big questions of origins, development, environment, history, culture, science, technology and sustainability, responses to which cannot be easily polarised between the humanities and the sciences)
  • and embraces controversy (because ‘civilisation’ is a problematic concept that requires reflexive thinking and radical responses to the oppositions with which it has been associated, whether West/East, primitive/civilised, or ancient/modern).

Many civilisational research projects are being conducted at UCL. CREDOC is focusing its activity particularly on four regions and three sets of cross-regional questions.


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