A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of culture.

Video playlists about Culture

How language changes over time

7 talks • 1h 36m
Language isn’t set in stone. It changes all the time -- and in turn, our language changes us. These talks explore how new words come to be.

Talks to celebrate Black History Month

11 talks • 2h 26m
These fascinating talks offer fresh perspectives on black identity, and fascinating insights on how to finally defeat racism.

New ways to think about beauty

9 talks • 1h 42m
These thoughtful talks explore the timeless concept of beauty. How do we decide what — and who — is beautiful? What role does this play in our lives?

Talks by living legends

13 talks • 3h 27m
These brilliant people have shaped their fields -- from inventing the World Wide Web to changing the world of dance. They share their work in their own words.
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Exclusive articles about Culture

Restoring the world’s oldest library

The ancient al-Qarawiyyin Library in Fez isn’t just the oldest library in Africa. Founded in 859, it’s the oldest working library in the world, holding ancient manuscripts that ...

Your guide to reading the world

Author Ann Morgan invites book lovers to follow her on a literary journey through 196 countries. “I’d always thought that I was well-traveled,” says writer Ann Morgan (TED Talk:...
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TED Books

Beware Dangerism!

by Gever Tulley
The world is no more dangerous than when we were kids, so why don't we let kids take risks? Gever Tulley takes on our media-inflated fears.
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Episode: Identities

Each of us has a sense of who w are, where we come from, and what we believe. But is identity assigned at birth? Shaped by circumstance? Or is it something we choose, that changes over time? In this hour, TED speakers describe their journeys to answer the question: who am I? Listen now