cultural heritage

Chinese linguist helps to save Tanzanian languages

This video from CCTV showcases the work of a Chinese linguist to safeguard a tribal Tanzanian language.

“We must be crazy to make kosher wine in Tuscany,” laughed Pellegrini, who, according to Jewish law, cannot touch the wine because she is not Jewish. Other non-kosher Tuscan wineries have occasionally produced a run of kosher wine, but since it began producing bottles eight years ago, Terra di Seta has been the only fully kosher winery in central Italy’s Chianti region


Can Michael Jackson resurrect an ancient language? - BBC Trending

How do you preserve an ancestral language while making it relevant for this generation? A teenager in Peru is using pop music to promote interest in Quechua.

 Thousands of members of Sudan's Nuba community turned out the Sudanese capital's twin city of Omdurman Saturday for dancing, singing and poetry in a festival showcasing the culture of their conflict-stricken people. "This celebration is a manifestation of our resilience; we want to maintain our culture," said Guma Kunda Komey, a Nuba academic and author, who had been taking part in the dancing.

Celebrating European Folk Culture | Euromaxx

Tour the Europeade Folk Culture Festival with Deutsche Welle News.

The latest edition of Bruce Gregory's periodic public diplomacy reading list is out now. Known affectionately at CPD as "Bruce's List," it is a compilation of books, journal articles, papers, and blogs on a wide variety of PD topics, and features a number of CPD scholars. Highlights in this edition include:

The White House and Congress must be pushed by public opinion to take immediate measures to stop the flow of stolen artifact into our country. Obama administration officials should meet with the proposed legislation sponsors and get behind the draft bills objective which is to “deny terrorists and criminals the ability to profit from instability by looting the world of its greatest treasures.”

Guests and artists pose for photos at the opening ceremony of the Heavenly Creations - Exhibition on Intangible Culture Heritage of China's Zhejiang Province, in the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society in New Delhi, capital of India, on Nov. 21, 2014.