Shared History of the World, an international celebration of art and heritage, is produced by First Noble Institute, the premier European Institute for World History and Afro Caribbean Art and Culture. This extraordinary manifestation is based on the mythology of its book series: HIS STORY OF THE WORLD, L’histoire du Monde.
Shared History of the World brings together a diverse community of international creators from the rich tapestry of the Afro- and Caribbean diaspora.
It Illuminates hidden narratives, folklore, and the cosmic genesis through untold tales of human evolution. Shared History of the World offers a distinctive Afro-futuristic lens, weaving captivating mythology with stories that resonate with our collective past.
At the intersection of innovation, creativity, and culture, Shared History of the World stands at the forefront. Engaging cutting-edge technology with immersive storytelling, dynamic performance art, gaming, visual arts, and literature.
Shared History of the World crafts a new cultural heritage to embrace for the many generations to come.
Collaborations and partnerships
The First Noble Institute collaborates on the Shared History of the World brand with esteemed international and national organizations:
We are proud to be an official community partner of Carnegie Hall, New York, and serve as the representatives of The Black Speculative Arts Movement in the Netherlands. We are co-producing and researching digital technologies with our Creative Technology partners the Dutch BIS organization Innovation Lab, theater Utrecht.
Shared History of the World receives support from Creative Europe Media and the European Union. Additionally, it is endorsed by official Dutch organizations and government funds, including the Mondriaan Fund, Stimuleringsfonds Creative Culture, the national Funds for Culture Participation and the Municipality Den Haag.
Our manifestation is exhibited in esteemed venues throughout the Netherlands, such as Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Theater Utrecht, &CC, Het Koorenhuis Den Haag, Concordia Den Haag, Museum voor Oudheden in Leiden, Udu Media Rotterdam and OBA Amsterdam.
In 2024, Shared History of the World is planned to be exhibited with our international partners in the United States of America, the Caribbean island of Curacao, and the European countries of Germany and France.
Awards & Accolades
For our pilot project: Shared History of the World (SHOW), First Noble received the Golden C award from Hedwig Verhoeven, Director of the Fund for Cultural Participation. With this prize, the Fund annually presents one of the many supported projects in cultural participation and cultural education in the spotlights. “This project stands out because of its layering and depth and the creative way of dealing with it. The beautiful combination of heritage and technology fits in didactically with the target group’s needs. It is great that we managed to set and achieve these goals.”
A three-member, the independent jury determined the winner:
They assessed the projects on innovation, resilience, and inspiration.