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Modernization, Conservation and Sustainable Development

 - Engineering in UNESCO since 1945


This research project investigates UNESCO’s engineering activities relating to modernization, heritage conservation and sustainable development since 1945. From an interdisciplinary approach that draws on history of science and technology, heritage studies, and imperial and environmental history, the project analyses the position of engineering in UNESCO thereby shedding light on a critically understudied aspect of post-1945 discourses of modernity and practices of development.