debate in civilization, civilization, study of civilizations
The organization was created in 1961, with a conference held at Salzburg, Austria. Scholars gathered there under the auspices of UNESCO for six days in October. Among those present were Pitirim Sorokin and Arnold Toynbee. The topics included the definition of the word “civilization,” problems in the analysis of complex cultures, civilizational encounters in the past, the Orient vs. the Occident, problems of universal history, theories of historiography, and the role of the social sciences and the humanities in globalization.
"Readers: An Invitation to a Continuing Debate,"
Comparative Civilizations Review: Vol. 81
, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ccr/vol81/iss2/10