04 February 2015
Timbuktu lies at the gateway to the Sahara Desert, in Sudan’s most fertile region and close to the River Niger. One of Africa’s oldest cities, it attracted travellers from distant lands early on and became a name to conjure with in the Western world’s collective imagination. It was included on th...
02 December 2014
28 October 2014
The City of Architecture’s public courses for 2014/2015 will be devoted to the diversity of humanity’s heritages as recognised by the UNESCO World Heritage List: historical monuments and buildings, outstanding environmental sites and resources, new heritages, etc. Well-known actors on the politic...
28 October 2014
Taking its cue from the UNESCO “River Culture” Chair’s activities,, this future theme-based issue of Norois plans to provide an overview of the most recent work on dynamic interactions between societies and rivers on various timescales and their role in the development of fluvial landscapes. Prop...
09 October 2014
02 July 2014
The decorated cave of Pont-d’Arc, better known as the “Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc” (Ardèche), contains the oldest paintings yet discovered (Aurignacian period: between 30,000 and 32,000 BC). Over 1000 paintings with anthropomorphic and animal motifs have been inventoried on its walls. France’s 369...
23 May 2014
12 May 2014
The UNESCO “River Culture” Chair is now a reality, under the joint aegis of the Universities of Tours (Karl Wantzen, IMACOF) and Angers (Aziz Ballouche), in partnership with Mission Val de Loire.
28 March 2014
29 January 2014