WDL Demo Rss

History of Humankind

«A Brief History of Humankind» was a 2013 Coursera Course (MOOC) by Yuval Noah Harari working at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I can warmly recommend these lectures. Especially the last ten.

100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens.

How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come?

Here one example of his lessons albeit not one of the last ten lectures: 

"A Brief History of Humankind". Exemple de MOOC a Coursera from rita barrachina on Vimeo.
Weitere Lektionen findet man hier.

Yuval Harari will also publish a book about that topic on September 4th 2014:

Comments (0)

Post a Comment

Thanx for leaving a comment :)
Danke für deinen Kommentar :)