Presidential UNESCO: Researching Its Coordination of Scholarly Collaboration

AHA Session 28
Thursday, January 5, 2017: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Mile High Ballroom 3A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)
Patrick Manning, University of Pittsburgh
UNESCO and the USA: Exploring the Archives
Jens Boel, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization Archives
Out of the House: On the Global History of UNESCO
Poul Duedahl, Aalborg University

Session Abstract

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has existed since 1945 as the primary international center for coordinating academic scholarship, sustaining celebration of world heritage, supporting education and communication, and publishing important works of scholarship, especially in social sciences and humanities. The archives of UNESCO, a well organized repository of the full UNESCO experience are open to researchers exploring this important if recent history. Dr. Jens Boel, Chief Archivist at UNESCO since 1995, will give a general presentation on the strengths of this historical resource. Two early-career scholars who have completed research projects in the UNESCO archives will report on their experience and on the specifics of this archive as opposed to others.
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