Mark the 100 years of establishment of the International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation, Explore the Impact of digitization on researchers, Learn about the main outcomes of conference ICIC2022 in Geneva.
Join us to:
- Explore the nature and legacy of the League’s work in the field of intellectual cooperation.
- Gain a better understanding of the state of research on intellectual cooperation.
- Understand the archival collection on intellectual cooperation found at the UN Archives Geneva.
This HiStories episode intends to mark the 100 years since the establishment of the International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation in 1922. Protagonists of the League of Nations’ work in the field of intellectual cooperation included prominent scientists and intellectuals such as Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Henri Bergson, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Jagadish Chandra Bose, Nitobe Inazo, and Gabriela Mistral.
In 1926, the International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation was founded in Paris to serve as its executive branch. The work of the two bodies composing the Intellectual Cooperation Organization paved the way to the creation of UNESCO.
The HiStories episode will explore the nature and legacy of the League’s work in the field of intellectual cooperation.
Today, the archives of these League entities are kept by UNESCO in Paris and the UN Library & Archives in Geneva. This explains the relevance of this centenary for both institutions. Thanks to the LONTAD Project, the archives related to intellectual cooperation are now available online.
This HiStories episode will explore the impact of digitization for researchers. The participants could explain how digitization is changing their practices and how they consider it might change the way of conducting research. Contrary to what has been done until now, the discussion will focus on their personal experience more than specific research projects linked with digital archives.
In May 2022, the UN Library & archives hosted an academic conference which gathered scholars from different countries to examine the multifaceted history of intellectual cooperation.
The HiStories episode will present some of the main outcomes of the conference.