Cultures and Identities in Europe - Past, Present and Future
This MOOC questions what European identity is and what we understand and promote as European culture. It explains fundamental European policies on culture, creativity and the media, with a specific focus on urban settings. The course critically explores the formation of diverse identities and cultures in Europe, by shedding light on the importance of memories and shared heritages in this process. Finally, it illustrates the policy dimension behind European cultural and media industries and questions dominant economistic approaches to cultural creativity.
Who is this course for?
This course is meant as a general introduction to the issue of "European identity and culture" for students and practitioners in the field of arts, culture and heritage. The core of the course will resemble a BA level course, yet extra materials will be provided to students who want more in-depth information on theories and case studies.
What will I learn?
Students who take the course will acquire knowledge on:
What do I need to know?
Knowledge of English is essential. Previous knowledge of basic sociological or economic debates on art, diversity and culture can be an advantage, although it is not a compulsory prerequisite.
CHAPTER 1 - WELCOME
CHAPTER 2 – WHAT IS EUROPE?
CHAPTER 3 – DIVERSITY IN EUROPE
CHAPTER 4 – THE ROLE OF MEMORY AND HERITAGE
CHAPTER 5 – CULTURAL INDUSTRIES IN EUROPE
CHAPTER 6 – CULTURAL CREATIVITY AND EUROPEAN FUTURES
Starts : 2016-06-28
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