Jeremie Molho

Jeremie Molho

Jeremie Molho is Research Fellow at the European University Institute

Location Florence, Italy

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  • Yes it refers to a plurality of voices. It can be either how a museum's narrative combines different perspectives, or how the museum can be participatory and let other voices be expressed.

  • This is the first time I see this too (even for this course that ran several times before), as educators, we are not involved in moderation, so I don't know what the deleted comments contained.

  • Thanks Howard for sharing this interesting example!

  • Thanks all for these interesting suggestions!

  • Thanks everybody for sharing your views on what Europe is for you!

  • Hello everybody, welcome to this course! I'm Jeremie, educator in this course. I hope you enjoy it!

  • Thanks everybody for following the course and for your participation to the discussions!

  • Thanks for sharing your opinions about virtual tours!

  • Thanks everybody for sharing on your countries' digital diplomacy!

  • Thanks a lot for your feedbacks on the survey, we will try to improve it for future runs.

  • Thanks everybody for sharing your experience!

  • Hello everybody, thanks for joining the course! I'm Jeremie, educator in this course. I hope you'll like it!

  • Thanks everybody for following this first week! I look forward to next week's discussions!

  • Thanks for sharing these numerous examples of intercultural exchanges happening from below and outside the formalised frameworks of cultural diplomacy

  • Thanks Karina for this great example which suggests that cultural years can help go beyond stereotypes and reach a deeper understanding of other countries’ culture.

  • Thanks Charlotte for sharing your experience!

  • Thanks everybody for these very rich comments that already tell us a lot about the different aspects of cultural diplomacy

  • Hi everybody and welcome to this course! I’m Jeremie, educator in this course. I’m glad to see the diversity of backgrounds and of interests that you all have! I’m looking forward to the discussions

  • I agree with you KerrieAnne. From what I know there have been only short-term assessment reports, but no studies of long term impacts for the world book capital city. These kinds of studies exist for other labels like the European Capital of Culture.

  • Thanks Mic for your comment. It is interesting to link heritage labels and the willingness of heritage sites to be retrieved on search engines. There is indeed a great impact of digital technologies on the way people interact with their heritage and the kind of attention they give to particular sites.

  • Thanks everybody for these examples of heritage labels and networks!

  • Thanks Vic for your comment. The video gives an example of contested heritage, and there are other illustrations in following steps. The notion of contested heritage refers to conflicts and contentions surrounding heritage. There are very different configurations, this is why we prefer illistrating it through empirical examples rather than giving a closed...

  • Thanks Anna for your comment and for bringing up this very important subject. There have been increasing discussions in Europe on the return of stolen artefacts, and i think we will see a number of initiatives in the future to deal with this problematic aspect of the colonial past and return these objects to where they belong

  • Thanks to all for sharing about your cities’ diversity in the past and in the present!

  • Hello everybody, thanks for joining the course! I’m Jeremie, educator in this course. I hope you enjoy it

  • Thanks KerrieAnne for signalling the link didn't work, I will update it now.

  • Many thanks everybody for sharing about your experience of gentrification!

  • Thanks for all these examples that give insights into the second life that planners manage to give to urban heritage

  • Thanks everybody for these diverse examples that show the different facets of industrial heritage!

  • Hello Alison, yes, from what i know, they are still active today

  • Thanks everybody for sharing your reflections! This gives a good overview of what international organisations can do. One the one hand, some suggest international organisations should provide assistance, education, expertise to better manage heritage sites. On the other hand, others think their role in to rais awareness, and encourage authorities to protect...

  • Thanks for this interesting example that shows how the civil society can mobilise for the city’s heritage.

  • Thanks everybody for sharing about your country's heritage governance!

  • Thanks KerrieAnne, I have updated the link!

  • Thanks both! This is very interesting indeed to see how the concept of heritage in the Dutch language has circulated around the world!

  • Thanks everybody for your examples!

  • Thanks Margaret for your comment. You are right to point at this issue. There is an increasing mobilisation of heritage to define an "us" as opposed to an "other" as part of xenophobic or racist discourses. In my view, this is a hijacking of the notion of heritage. As economists say, heritage is a "non dividable good", which means that sharing it does not...

  • Thanks Naftali for sharing your thoughts!

  • Thanks Saba for sharing this interesting example. Indeed, it may seem counter intuitive to cite a for-profit enterprise as an example of cultural heritage. But you show very well how it has become part of the local community's life and story. We could think of various other examples in which a company has had an impact on the character and the identity of the...

  • Thanks a lot to everyone for sharing about your cities heritage. It is very interesting and gives already a good idea of the different kinds of city heritage

  • Hello everybody, I'm Jeremie, educator in this course. Welcome and thanks for joining! I'm looking forward to reading your comments.

  • Hi Michael, thanks for your question! Here is my answer. The goal of our course is to question the impacts of new technologies on culture. here we are trying to reflect on the way it affects the symbolic value of art. The market value of artworks, has a strong impact on the way it is perceived socially.

  • Thanks a lot Wouter, this is a very valid critique of the model. It does seem more democratic, but at the same time may advantage certain groups over others.

  • Thanks Werner! This is a great example!

  • Thanks Igor for your comment. I think what Isabelle means with the notion of "social return on investment", is the idea that investors (individuals, but also companies) are increasingly concerned about the social impacts of their investments. They may be willing to accept getting a relatively lower financial return on investment, if they know that the...

  • Thanks everybody for sharing about your country's digital cultural diplomacy!

  • Hi Yoko! Thanks for your remark! In fact we don't mean disruptive as either positive or negative. Technological changes often have good and bad aspects at the same time.

  • Thanks for your comment Werner! I'm glad that you find this perspective useful!

  • Thanks for your comment Elizabeth! You are raising a key question. Who are the new cultural intermediaries in the digital age? Have patrons and curators become less influential? How have they adjusted to this new environment? I hope the course will provide some answers.

  • Thanks Barbora for your very interesting comment, which shows the link between the digital world and the physical world. It connects very much with the activity coming up on transmedia.

  • Welcome everybody! I'm Jeremie, educator in this course. I hope you enjoy it! I look forward to reading your comments!

  • Thanks everybody for your contributions. It seems that most of you are dubitative about Doha as a model for other cities. A lot of urban developers in Doha want to sell their projects as global models, this is part of the competition between cities. But the condition to be recognised as a model go beyond the quality of particular projects.

  • Thanks for your feedback!

  • Venice and Berlin also have very important and influential film festivals

  • Thanks everybody for these very interesting examples!

  • This is an interesting question. Cities often put forwards the economic benefits of their cultural policies, but assessments are rare, and often biased. Evaluation and impact assessment is very difficult in the cultural sector, because there are multiple objectives, and many of them are difficult to measure.

  • Heritage labels can help increase touristic attractiveness, and enhance local heritage. But is it always to the benefit of local inhabitants and minorities? There are many examples where the increase in real estate prices pushes inhabitants away from heritage areas and where “commodified heritage” is promoted to the detriment of authentic and minority...

  • Thanks for your feedback Emily. You are right that tourism has a great impact on the way cities manage their diversity, and often try to "package" it to increase their attractiveness. This may appear more in week 2 when we talk about heritage labels.

  • Thanks Jcarib for your question. This is a social history museum, and I would say that it does not intend to provided a normative and one-sided view of immigration in France. It talks about successful figures. But it also talks about the hardships and exclusion logics that migrants have been through.

  • Thanks Giulia, this is indeed another important aspect of this notion of contested heritage

  • Thank you very much Aurora for sharing your experience and raising this crucial question on remembrance and forgetting of difficult pasts

  • Hello everyone, I'm Jeremie, educator in this course, thanks a lot for joining us!

  • Thanks everybody for these interesting examples!

  • Thank you for your comment Andrew. The questions you raise have been the object of a lot of academic discussions. I think that the arguments on the importance of urban environments in creative processes also apply to famous figures like the ones you mention. The works of sociology of art have stressed that contrary to the image we have of isolated geniuses,...

  • Hi Terence, thanks for your question. Pier Luigi Parcu refers to economic concentration. This means for instance that when a media holding owns a large number of newspapers or televisions, this can be detrimental to media pluralism.

  • Thanks everybody for sharing these interesting stories!

  • Thanks Helen, this is interesting to stress that it not only in Europe that we are thinking of museums representing the cultures of a continent.

  • Thanks for this example Eva, this is very interesting.

  • Thanks for your comments, this is a very interesting discussion. I think that historians nowadays try to be very clear about the sources they are using and to include a wide variety of sources and of points of views.

  • Thanks Netty for sharing your experience!

  • Thanks everybody for these great suggestions!

  • Thanks for your interesting comment Margaret. It is true that the idea of European integration which happened shortly after the 2 World Wars, were centred on the creating economic interdependencies and political integration to prevent another devastating war. Therefore, for long, the place of culture has been quite marginal in the European project. But for...

  • This is very interesting to read all of your comments. A lot of the answers define Europe from personal experiences of living or travelling in different European countries. A lot of answers are about how Europe is perceived from the outside, for its specific geography, history and cultures. This gives a good sense of the complexity of defining Europe.

  • Hi everybody, I'm Jeremie, educator in this course. I'm glad to see we have learners from such diverse countries and backgrounds, this will enable us to explore the diversity of European cultures and identities together!

  • Thanks for your comment Emmanuel, I think you are really pointing at the key tension within Francophononie. Although now a lot of countries that are part of the Francophonie are not former colonies, it cannot be denied that the Francophonie has a strong link with the legacy of colonisation since its beginning, and it is often accused of being a tool of...

  • Thanks Paul for your comment! I think it is very interesting to think the challenge of developing a EU cultural diplomacy as not radically different from that of developing a national cultural diplomacy, since countries also have often different layers of identities and communities that claim a singular culture that should be promoted for itself. It is...

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  • Thanks Raieste! I think you are right to stress how interconnected European culture is with that of the rest of the world, and this is why the concept of soft power may be too unidirectional to grasp this complex reality.

  • @MarcusJames Yes my comment applies to all kinds of countries. Soft power is also a matter of internal politics, where different visions of the country's values are in tension.

  • Many thanks Harry for sharing all these interesting examples and reflections about Zambia!

  • Hi Wei Chiao, thanks for sharing your view! You are very right to stress the importance of the movement of people, which is crucial to enable a sense of belonging in a regional environment, but is also often a controversial subject at a national level.

  • Thank you very much Paul for your comment, which, along with the one you made in the previous step on China, stresses the importance to look at cultural diplomacy not only as a foreign policy, but also as an internal policy. When we look at "soft power strategies" throughout the world, we often see that they are also intended to send a message to the domestic...