Ep.03 – Cultural Heritage

With Fr Nicholas Doublet, lecturer in Church history at the University of Malta and Dr Karsten Xuereb, researcher in cultural relations with a focus on the Mediterranean, we speak about Malta’s calling to be a “laboratory of organic development” (Pope Francis).

Every time we disregard our roots and forget where we’re coming from, we are impoverished. Our identity is in danger and we risk falling prey to new forms of ideological colonization. At the same time, an over-emphasis on roots, memory and identity can lead us to the kind of nostalgic ideologies which exclude the “other” and leave us stuck in the past.

With Fr Nicholas Doublet, lecturer in Church history at the University of and Dr Karsten Xuereb, researcher in cultural relations with a focus on the Mediterranean, we speak about ’s calling to be a “laboratory of organic development” ( Francis). Where are we failing in this respect? And where can we glimpse signs of hope of a future which creatively preserves the memory of the past?


This month in depth…

Rethinking Cultural Heritage

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Il-Lingwa u l-Wirt Kulturali

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A Hollow Heritage?

The article explores how we relate to our cultural heritage, which is intended as a pathway of faith. Such may have had this core purpose hollowed out and...

Cultural Heritage Through Music

Cultural is not about inanimate objects or old buildings. It is about stories and experiences. has a crucial role in the preservation, dissemination, and continuation of those stories,...

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