This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer UNESCO World Heritage Sites Philippine Rice Terraces of Ifugao Evening Course Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET Code: 1J0242C Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Select your Tickets $25 Member $30 Non-Member Save when you purchase this program as a part of one of these series! 5 Program Series: UNESCO World Heritages Sites Find series tickets Resize text Philippine Rice Terraces, Ifugao (Photo: Adi.simionov) There are 1,154 UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout the world. Each of them offers a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of complex civilizations, empires, and religions. This series offers an in-depth overview of five of the most intriguing UNESCO World Heritage sites from around the world, from Iraq to Brazil. Each lavishly illustrated program goes far beyond the typical tourist experience by incorporating the insights of the latest scholarship and research. Justin M. Jacobs, a professor of history at American University, is the author of several books, including The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures. He recently completed a 24-episode series on UNESCO World Heritage Sites for the Great Courses and is currently conducting research on the voyages of Captain Cook in the Pacific. Session Information Philippine Rice Terraces of Ifugao The photogenic rice terraces of Ifugao appear to rise endlessly into the clouds of the northern Philippine highlands and defy the laws of gravity. Yet their painstaking construction in a very short space of time speaks to the creative industry of hardy immigrants responding to new and unexpected pressures. Jacobs examines when and how the terraces were built, the social networks that guided their maintenance, and common misperceptions about their origins. Additional Sessions February 15: Samarra and the Abbasid Caliphate February 22: Angkor Wat March 8: Sacred Sites of Tibet March 15: Brasilia, the Utopian Capital of Brazil General Information View Common FAQs and Policies about our Online Programs on Zoom.