Primary Catalogue

Series: Civilisations and Ideas


Conflict and Peace in the 20th Century

Conflict and Peace in the 20th Century

Throughout the 20th century, countries have engaged in peaceful interactions and conflicts that have had global impact. This programme explores key global conflicts since the end of World War I, including World War II, the Cold War, other regions...Show More
Democratic Revolutions and Revelations

Democratic Revolutions and Revelations

Social unrest under Europe’s feudal system found its voice during the Enlightenment, when philosophers promoted egalitarian and democratic ideals. These ideas became the flame that lit the fuse of revolution. This programme outlines the key...Show More
Expansion in the Modern World

Expansion in the Modern World

Across the world, social, economic and industrial advances during the period between 1750 and 1918 triggered mass movements of people across numerous continents. Some went by choice, many more were forced. Beginning with the impact of the...Show More
Technology and Innovation in the 20th Century

Technology and Innovation in the 20th Century

As the world entered the 20th century, technology was changing the way people lived. This programme examines some of the significant advancements in communication, infrastructure and transport, and medicine and public health. In the post-war...Show More
The Ancient to the Modern World

The Ancient to the Modern World

The period from 650 to 1750 was when major civilisations came into contact with each other. Social, political, economic and religious beliefs were often challenged and significantly changed. It was the period when the modern world began to take...Show More
The Ancient World

The Ancient World

The ancient world - from 60,000 BCE to 650 CE – is the period in which early civilisations emerged. This programme provides an introductory snapshot of eight of these civilisations, looking at what they had in common and how they were unique....Show More
The Birth of World Religions

The Birth of World Religions

The world’s major religions and philosophies have their origins in ancient civilisations – and while much has changed since then, countless millions of people through history have maintained a faith and belief in religious principles and...Show More
The Renaissance, Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment

The Renaissance, Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment

The 14th – 18th centuries was a notable period in history that radically transformed the way we see the world and our place in it. Traditional understandings and worldviews faced major challenges and changes in science, philosophy and society....Show More