Valuing World Cultures

Our Complicated Relationship with Trees

Called “Sylvan Mastodons”, sequoias astounded a young America… but saws were soon to follow

Incredible trees around the globe

The massive Ceiba was also spiritual

If you’ve ever thought trees could be more alive than we think, you might want to explore more…

Counting Our Trees

 

How are YOUR neighborhoods treating trees??


Grand Challenge: Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet

Grand Challenge: Valuing World Cultures



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A Bronze Age Map of the Cosmos

In 1999, two amateur treasure hunters made a rare discovery at a small town in the Eastern German region of Saxony-Anhalt that shook the world of archeology. The remarkable find was in use from 1,800 to 1,600 BC, likely came from fmines in present-day Austria, England, and Romania, but was almost lost to black market traders.

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Grand Challenges: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe

Grand Challenges: Valuing World Cultures

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By Dbachmann, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1500795

By Dbachmann, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1500795

Valuing and Preserving World Cultures

The conservation of world cultures and heritage, now more than ever, is a key factor in economic, scientific, social and human development.

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Grand Challenge: Valuing World Cultures

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The Quebec Diaspora

Emigration from French-speaking Canada benefited American industry and culture.

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Grand Challenge: Valuing World Cultures

·         Shed light on the interconnections among world cultures.

·         Add to knowledge of migrations, diasporas, and interactions of cultural groups

Grand Challenge: Understanding the American Experience

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Creole    girls,    Plaquemines Parish   ,    Louisiana   , 1935  Ben Shahn - This image is available from the United States  Library of Congress 's  Prints and Photographs division  under the digital ID  fsa.8a16783 .

Creole girls, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, 1935 Ben Shahn - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID fsa.8a16783.

Happy New Year - In the New World, Who Got What?

A Pope Fixes the New World Dispute Between Portugal & Spain.

To read more, explore these links:

https://doctrineofdiscovery.org/treaty-of-tordesillas/

https://www.britannica.com/event/Treaty-of-Tordesillas

http://www.thenagain.info/WebChron/Americas/Tordesillas.html

Grand Challenge: Valuing World Cultures

·         Shed light on the interconnections among world cultures.

·         Add to knowledge of migrations, diasporas, and interactions of cultural groups,

·         Deepen our understanding of significant global political and historic patterns and events and their impact on humanity and the planet. 

ERC Grand Challenges: For project design, for inquiry, for activism

Wikipedia : The  Cantino planisphere  of 1502 shows the line of the Treaty of Tordesillas.

Wikipedia: The Cantino planisphere of 1502 shows the line of the Treaty of Tordesillas.

Otto Dix - An Unforgiving Depiction of "The Great War"

Otto Dix shows the devastation and appalling misery of the battlefield as he remembered it from the trenches. A hundred year "anniversary"of The Great War.

To read on, explore these links:

https://www.art-for-a-change.com/Express/ex11.htm

https://www.ottodix.org/

http://www.historynet.com/poison-gas-comes-to-america.htm

https://www.theartstory.org/artist-dix-otto.htm

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/decaying-weapons-world-war-II-threaten-waters-worldwide-180961046/

Grand Challenge: Valuing World Cultures

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Provenance:   Der Krieg;  #2  National Gallery of Austrailia  Canberra

Provenance: Der Krieg; #2 National Gallery of Austrailia Canberra

Brazil's Museum Fire and the Fragility of Heritage

What do we lose when we lose a museum? How do we define our heritage? Questions from Brazil.

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Grand Challenge: Valuing World Cultures

 

STEM, STEAM, STEMX, STEMD and beyond..

ERC Grand Challenges: For project design, for inquiry, for activism.

Mauro Pimental / AFP - Getty Images via  NBC News

Mauro Pimental / AFP - Getty Images via NBC News

The Cultural Force of 19th Century Japanese Baseball

Japanese immigrants to the United States were deeply familiar with baseball: Japan had embraced it in the late 1800s. During the Meiji Restoration leaders promoted baseball as a way to transform the image of Japan while facilitating international connections.

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  Grand Challenge: Valuing World Cultures

Shed light on the interconnections among world cultures.

Study historic and contemporary cultural and artistic heritage, with emphasis on the heritage, arts, indigenous knowledge and expressive systems, and contemporary art and design.

Add to knowledge of migrations, diasporas, and interactions of cultural groups.

Deepen our understanding of significant global political and historic patterns and events and their impact on humanity and the planet. 

Grand Challenge: Understanding the American Experience

Conduct research on historical migrations and diasporas to and within America and on the contemporary movements of people, art, artifacts, and cultural expressions that connect various world cultures to the American experience.

Use material culture and documentary collections to research and interpret national milestones and achievements; American life and national identity, cultural expression, the environment and changing landscape, and achievements in science and technology; political and military struggles; economic, scientific, technological, and cultural innovations; and artists and leaders that have defined the United States and the character of its people.

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Tanzania versus Tourism and Modernity

The Tribes of Tanzania: As safari parks encroach on their ancestral lands, indigenous groups struggle to maintain their ways of life.

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Grand Challenge: Valuing World Cultures

Add to knowledge of migrations, diasporas, and interactions of cultural groups.

Shed light on the interconnections among world cultures.

Augment knowledge about the processes leading to the loss of cultural diversity – tangible and intangible heritage.

ERC Grand Challenges: For project design, for inquiry, for activism.

Photo Credit: Christopher Wilson

Photo Credit: Christopher Wilson

2,000-year-old Blood Sport

A 2,000 year-old Gladiator School in Austria brings the arena back to life. 

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Valuing World Cultures

Study historic and contemporary cultural and artistic heritage, with particular emphasis on the arts of Asia and Africa, the heritage of the Americas, indigenous knowledge and expressive systems, and modern and contemporary art and design.

Shed light on the interconnections among world cultures.

Photo Credit: Reiner Reidler / Anzenberger Agency

Photo Credit: Reiner Reidler / Anzenberger Agency