Alpine Ethnography - International Prize Michelagelo Mariani

Giovanni Kezich (
9 Oct 1996 10:44:08 GMT

The 3rd International Prize for Alpine Ethnography "Michelangelo Mariani" has been awarded on 29th September 1996 to American anthropologists John W. Cole and Eric R. Wolf, for their outstanding contribution in the field of alpine anthropology, with the book "The Hidden Frontier" (New York, AP, 1974), on the bases of fieldwork carried out from the early 1960s onwards in the two neighbouring villages of Tret and St. Felix, on the northwestern tip of the province of Trento, in the Italian Eastern Alps.
The Prize, which bears the name of Michelangelo Mariani, XVII C. author of a chronicle of the Council of Trento, in which much attention is devoted to folkways and customs, is awarded every five years by the Museo degli Usi e Costumi della Gente Trentina of San Michele all'Adige (Trento, Italy).
Previous medalists have been Giuseppe Sebesta (1986) and Milko Maticetov (1991).
For further information, check the Museum website at: