28.11.2014 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

Recife will launch the summary in Portuguese of the General History of Africa Collection

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It takes place in the Northeast part of Brazil the launching event of the summary in Portuguese of the UNESCO General History of Africa Collection entitled Síntese da coleção História Geral da África (HGA) on 2 December, 2014. The event will be part of the international seminar “I Jornada Internacional de História Africana e Afro-Brasileira: Encontros Atlânticos”, in Recife (Brazil).

Published in two volumes the Síntese da coleção História Geral da África (HGA) brings the abridged content of the eight volumes of the complete collection. The publication had its national launching event taken place in Brasilia, in March, 2014.

The Síntese da História Geral da África was produced to facilitate the access to the available information of the collection, thus providing contents for pedagogical practices for basic education teachers. It also provides subsidies to researchers, professor and students that wish to spread their knowledge in relation to the African culture and history.

The seminar I Jornada Internacional de História Africana e Afro-Brasileira: Encontros Atlânticos is organized by Fundação Joaquim Nabuco (FUNDAJ) in partnership with UNESCO. It is part of the activities of the Laboratório Acervos e Materiais Didáticos (Teaching Materials and Collection Laboratory) of FUNDAJ. The event will have the participation of universities and research centres of Brazil and abroad. It takes place at Sala Calouste Gulbenkian (Av. Dezessete de Agosto, 2187, Casa Forte), in Recife (Pernambuco, Brazil), on 02 and 03 December.

Volume 1 is divided in accordance to the four first volumes of the complete edition of the GHA collection, approaching the periods since Pre-history to the 16th century. Volume 2 brings the same themes of the last four volumes of the complete edition of the HGA collection, covering the African history from the 16th century to the 20th.

The General History of Africa Collection and its two-volume summary in Portuguese have been published within the Brazil-Africa: Crossed Histories Project, which was created in response to the Law No. 10.639 of 2003 that directs that school systems should include the history of African-Brazilian and African cultures in basic education in Brazil.




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