Welcome to Day 2: Valuing World Cultures

James Counts Early, Director of Cultural Heritage Policy, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, welcomes you to Day 2 of the Online Conference. He describes how Smithsonian experts from across the institution work to build global connections and study and share world cultures.

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  2. Tjahjokartiko Gondokusumo
    2:37 pm on April 14th, 2010

    I think the Universe is consited of Public Policy and Intellectual Property Rights. Now, I am promoting the value of co-operatives

  3. Claire Giblin
    2:44 pm on April 14th, 2010

    Good morning….looking forward to day 2

  4. Hadwig KRAEUTLER
    3:08 pm on April 14th, 2010

    I enjoyed yesterday’s session tremendously – fascinating topics, presentations, people and good interaction – look forward to learn more.
    I liked both the introductions – and the way your SI senior staff are visible and audible – communicate with a non-specialized audience.

    Best regards from Vienna, Austria

  5. Andrew Cutz, CIH
    3:10 pm on April 14th, 2010

    I am looking forward to this morning’s session…

    Andrew Cutz
    Moderator, Global Village List
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  6. Joy JC
    3:15 pm on April 14th, 2010

    am enjoying the program

  7. Penny Peeler
    3:17 pm on April 14th, 2010

    Good morning! Just now logging in….

  8. Hope Hylton
    4:20 pm on April 14th, 2010

    I am just logging on. The introduction seems quite interesting, I am looking forward to view the entire presentation.

  9. Muhammad Naveed
    5:12 pm on April 14th, 2010

    i am Muhammad Naveed working as a Research Associate with National Colleg of Arts Theatre Department for three years. Being a Research Associate i like your idea. i personally think that now it is high time that we should start a dialogue on cultural basis. besasue evry cultrue has it s own divirsities. We wish you good luck and i will try to be in touch

    5:20 pm on April 14th, 2010

    Super interesting it … But the difficulty for me is my Linux system is a closed Linux … This second day if it promises ….. Thanks for being part of our lives and share their knowledge ….

  11. James Paul Adamson
    6:30 pm on April 14th, 2010

    This conference has been nothing short of a great model of how to do outreach. Excellent job.
    Enlightening, thought provoking, and entertaining. Please keep me informed if you plan on having more of these. To all who dreamed this up and made it happen… Thanks.

    Mahalo nui loa and warmest aloha,
    James Paul Adamson
    University of Hawaii at Manoa

  12. Arslan
    8:57 pm on April 14th, 2010

    Hello to every one it’s a good topic for me, i like my culture,
    Please every one watch this documentry made by me, it’s about my nation history and culture
    please every one watch then reply , how is it?


  13. Michelle Mendez
    12:56 pm on April 15th, 2010

    Glad to jump today–better late than not–art teacher in Canton MA !! My question is how we can engage students who don’t have a cultural heritage? I don’t have that–my culture is great songs of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s!! I love Celtic music, Italian operas, American Jazz, Latin rythms–ethnocentricity exists and those who have a culture are very fortunate to be able to take pride in it. I look forward to listening and learning from everyone. Thank you.

    Jeffrey Bingham Mead Reply:

    Hi Michelle: Your posting caught my eye. I am a proponent of interactive learning that facilitates rather than lectures students. I think everyone has a cultural heritage, and in the case of those who are perceived as not having one I’d change the wording to “one that has not yet been discovered.” On the second day of class my students are required to introduce each other -not themselves- to the class. They perform interviews with an outline of questions. Perhaps your students could interview others in the school; after all, everyone has a story that is rich with some notion of cultural uniqueness. The point I make here is that the discovery of one’s cultural heritage comes from within. Finding a catalyst that will spark an individual’s epiphany moment is key. Have your students study the art of various cultures and traditions and it might spark the question “who am I?”