Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Topics in the Philosophy of Culture

From the nineteenth century onwards, the term "philosophy of culture" has been used to refer to the philosophical inquiry into the guiding principles of cultural phenomena, the validity claims of cultural values, as well as culture's relation to human nature and the social world. Thinkers such as Ernst Cassirer and Georg Simmel have laid the foundation of this field of study, by pursuing a way of doing philosophy that was in constant dialogue with both the humanities and the social sciences.

Strategies and Business Behavior

Teaching contents:

1. Market and strategy
2. Business and behavioral strategy
3. A new dimension for space and time in organization and strategy
4. Optimization and decision modeling on strategic decision making
5. Skills, competence and a new role of the human being
6. Business behavior as managerial evidence
7. Business plan: the role and function
8. Big data & decision-making process
9. Big data, machine learning for Management science
10. A multidisciplinary approach to business behavior

Scientific Writing, Dissemination and Evaluation (long seminar without exam)

In order to ensure their widest possible dissemination, research results need to be presented in academic publications and in talks. The first goal of this course is to introduce students to basic principles of academic writing and on basic techniques to plan and deliver good academic talks. In addition, the course discusses the key principles of peer review, which is what makes science reliable knowledge. In particular, the course focuses on how to write a professional referee report.

Science Integrity and Misconduct

1. Introduction
a. The age of scientific fraud
b. FFP (Fabrication, Falsification, Plagiarism)
c. Error, misconduct, fraud

2. Great scientists, successful cheaters
a. Is scientific fraud a new phenomenon?
b. Accused: famous scientists were fraudsters?
c. Present vs past

3. Fraudulent images
a. Scientific images as data
b. Introduction to fraudulent image manipulation
c. Image manipulation detection
d. Large scale analysis of image manipulation

Project Management

Project management; event management; communication and marketing; practical tools of organization; budgeting. Dealing with multiple stakeholders/ Risk management / Time management / PM tips to run an international research/Management plan concept on heritage sites / When applying for funds how do we measure project success / How we manage the output of the management plan / Flat organisations.

Philosophy of Science (long seminar without exam)

This is an introduction to the basic concepts and problems in the analysis of scientific reasoning and inquiry. The course will focus on some central patterns of reasoning and argumentation which in science and critically discuss their features and limitations. Topics covered include the nature of theory and evidence, the logic of theory testing, and the debate about the aims of science and the trustworthiness of scientific results.

Philosophy and Neuroscience in Moral Reasoning

The analysis of moral reasoning and surrounding topics ? how do we form moral judgments? how do they influence behavior? how do we assess virtuous versus malicious actions? ? is a classical problem of moral philosophy (ethics) since antiquity. More recently, moral psychologists started tackling those problems using a descriptive, empirically based approach. Still more recently, people started investigating the impact of results in neuroscience for the foundations of moral reasoning.

Neurobiology of Emotion and Behavior

This course will provide an introduction to general themes in Affective and Social Neurosciences, particularly focusing on the neural correlates of emotion and behavior.

Museology and History of Collecting

History of collecting; management forms of early collections. Theoretical reflections on the phenomenon of collecting. Emerging themes in early collections: private and public goods, ownership of the collection/fruition of the collection. Organizational structure of museums in Italy, France, UK and USA. Elements of museology. The communication strategies of museums in Italy, Europe, USA. The specificity of Italian cultural heritage and its museological management.

Models of Organization of Cultural Institutions

Analysis of organizational models of museums in Italy. Main organizational models of museum and cultural institutions in USA and Europe; structures and institutions of "tutela" in Italy. Management models.