Prof. Lorenzo Brutti, Musée du Quai Branly, CNRS, France – Ethnology [bio] [email] [web site]
Lorenzo Brutti is anthropologist at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (UMR 6574 CREDO) and teacher at the Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. He is a specialist in New Guinea studies and has dealt with the socio cultural transformations among the Oksapims, the Hewas and the Hulis. He’s has been scientific advisor for the documentary movies L’évangile selon les Papous, En attendant Jésus, Les voyageurs de la Korrigane. He has been director of cdrom Chefs-d‘œuvre d’Afrique, d’Asie, d’Océanie et des Amériques (2000) and for the multimedia space in the Arts Premiers halls at the Louvre museum, later he has been in charge of the audiovisual aids for the scientific multimedia programmes at the museum of Quai Branly and advisor at UNESCO for the Proclamation of Masterworks in the Oral and Immaterial Patrimony of Mankind. Among his publications Waiting for God (1997), De la transformation de l’écologie par l’idéologie (1999), Après nous le déluge (2001), La terra dei miei sogni (2002), L’anthropologie est-elle soluble dans l’art premier? (2003), Les Papous (2007).
Dr. Sandra Busatta, Hako Magazine – American anthropology [bio] [email] [web site]
In 1972 she got a degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Urbino, was research assistant at the Department of Cultural Anthropology of the Faculty of Psychologies at the University of Padova (where she took her doctorate in 1999), as an americanist anthropologist, specialised in the cultures of Northern American natives.
She is among the founders of Soconas Incomindios
and of its review Tepee
in 1980, and in 1994 she founded HAKO magazine
. She is a member of the Italian Association of Ethno-Anthropological Sciences (AISEA), and also took a doctorate in Social Anthropology at the University of Galles in Lampeter.
She is a reviewer of publications for the Smithsonian Institute, she writes for Thule. Italian journal of American studies
, for Antrocom, On-line Journal of Anthropology
, and is the author of several scientific publications. She holds lectures and seminars both in Italy and abroad.
At present she’s working at a project about feminine genital mutilations at the University of Padova, where she lives, and cooperates to the formative activities of the Athenaeum.
Prof. Ignazio E. Buttitta, University of Sassari – Ethnology [bio] [email] [web site]
Ignazio Buttitta was born in Palermo in June 23rd 1965. He teaches Ethno-history and Ethnography of Sardinia at the University of Sassari. He is President of the Folkstudio in Palermo, General Secretary of the Association for the Preservation of Folk traditions, Director of the Mediterranean Ethnomusical Archives, General Manager of the Ignazio Buttitta Foundation, for which he has carried out several researche and arranged lectures and study meeting. He deals with the study of people’s religiousness in Southern Italy with particular attention to the analysis of the ceremonial symbolism and of its changes in function and meaning related to the changes in social-economical conditions. He has carried out several research works in the field in Sicily, Sardinia, Calabria, Corsica, producing a huge documentation, even photographic and audiovisual.
Among his publications: Feste dell’alloro in Sicilia, Palermo, Folkstudio, 1992; Le fiamme dei santi. Usi rituali del fuoco nelle feste siciliane, Roma, Meltemi, 1999; La memoria lunga. Simboli e riti della religiosità tradizionale, Roma, Meltemi, 2002; Il fuoco. Simbolismo e pratiche rituali, Palermo, Sellerio, 2002; I morti e il grano. Tempi del lavoro e ritmi della festa, Roma, Meltemi, 2006.
Prof. Maximiliano E. Korstanje, University of Palermo, Argentina [bio] [email]
Professor Maximiliano Korstanje is Tourism BA, Anthropologist (University of Moron, Argentina) and Ph. D (cand) in Social Psychology (University John. F. Kennedy, Argentina). One of his areas of expertise is the study of panic flights in disaster’s situations in modern and ancient times (Roman Empire), the risk perception theory applied on travels and tourism as well as the role of Mass-Media played after disasters or the resilience in the process of reconstructions. In last years, he was concerned in the aftermaths of 11/9 in tourism and hospitality. As researcher he had published more than 230 articles in peer-review journals throughout the world.
Dr. Irene Fabbri, National Institute for Research on Food and Nutrition – Food Anthropology [bio] [email] [web site]
Irene Fabbri, graduated with honors in Literature and Philosophy at Rome University La Sapienza, department of Demo-Ethno-Anthropological Studies, with a dissertation on History of Folklore. Her main competences also include: Food Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology and History of Religions. From 2005 to 2012 has worked as research project consultant in Food Anthropology for I.N.R.A.N. National Institute for Research on Food and Nutrition. As part of National surveys (carried out under the supervision of Health Superior Institute and of Health Ministry focused on overweight and obesity in school age children) has taken care of cultural issues related to both body image and corporal perception. She has participated to various seminars as a speaker, published within scientific reports issued both by I.N.R.A.N. and Health Superior Institute and worked as a proof reader of scientific articles. Also is in the Scientific Committee of “Antrocom Journal” , works now as a freelance anthropologist.
Dr. Lucia Galasso, Museum of Rural Life and the Olive Tree, Pastena – Food Anthropology [bio] [email] [web site]
Lucia Galasso is graduated in Literature and Philosophy at Rome University La Sapienza, department of Demo-Ethno-Anthropological Studies, with a dissertation on cultural evolution. Together with this topic also studies Food Anthropology. She is the National Secretary and founding member of Antrocom onlus, a nonprofit association, more and more dedicated to the improvement of the anthropologist’s role and abilities, and the cultural and civil development of citizens. She’s also the Director of the Museum of Rural Life and the Olive Tree at Pastena (FR, Italy).
Dr. Emaj Uddin, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh – Social Anthropology [email]
Dr. Nicola Carrara, University of Studies of Padova, Museum of Anthropology – Physical Anthropology [bio] [email] [web site]
Biologist. He’s been dealing with Physical Anthropology since 1998, cooperating with Professor Andrea Drusini of Padova University. He has worked as a consultant in many archaeological excavations, especially in the region of Triveneto. He cooperates to the Proyecto Nasca of the Italian Centre for Archaeological Pre-Columbian Studies and Research on Nasca site, Peru. In 1999 he took part in the Cyprus Project, an American programme of forensic anthropology on the occasion of the 25th year of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.
Since 2000 he is curator of the Museum of Anthropology of Padua University.
Dr. Krishan Kewal, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India – Forensic Anthropology [bio] [email] [web site]
Dr Kewal Krishan is a Senior Lecturer of Biological Anthropology at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. He is a postgraduate in Biological Anthropology with Doctorate in Forensic Anthropology from the same university. He was awarded gold-medal for standing first in M.Sc (Honours School) in Panjab University, Chandigarh. He specializes in Forensic Anthropology. His areas of interest include forensic osteology, anthropometry, stature estimation, forensic podiatry. He extensively worked on Gujjars of North-West India. He has been recently nominated as Editor-in-Chief of an international journal The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology published from USA. He is on the Editorial Board of twelve other international journals. He has published papers on various aspects of Biological and Forensic Anthropology like estimation of stature, bilateral asymmetry, foot-prints, autopsy room infection, in International journals of repute. He has more than 16 international publications to his credit. His articles are published in the world acclaimed journals of forensic science like Forensic Science International, American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Legal Medicine (Tokyo), Medical Hypotheses, Bioscience Hypotheses, Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology etc.. He is instrumental in reviewing a number of articles for many reputed international journals within the purview of Forensic and Medical Science.
Dr. Spartaco Gippoliti, Italian Institute of Anthropology, Italian Theriological Association – Primatology [bio] [email]
He’s been working for years on Mammal preservation and taxonomy, especially concerning Primates. Since 1998 he’s a member of the Primate Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission of IUCN and in this capacity he took part in the writing of the Action Plan for African Primates (1998) and for Western Chimpanzee (2003).
He is the author of more than 60 technical and scientific articles issued, among others in Oryx, Biodiversity and Conservation, Conservation Biology, Primate Conservation, Mammal Review.
With Emiliano Bruner he edited the book Le collezioni Primatologiche Italiane (Italian Collections of Primatology, 2006). Moreover, as an expert in ex situ conduct techniques, animal welfare and education to preservation, he cooperated with Rome, Pistoia and Naples Zoological Gardens and with the Faunal Park La Torbiera and his articles about this subject were issued in the most important reviews in the field (Zoo Biology, International Zoo Yearbook, Der Zoologische Garten ecc.). At present he is councillor of the Italian Theriological Association (ATiT) and of the Italian Institute of Anthropology (ISITA) and associate editor of the Journal of Anthropological Sciences.
Dr. Claudio Ricciardi, Health Superior Institute, AMPP Dept. (Molecular Epidemiology Division) [bio] [email]
Dr. Claudio Ricciardi works at Health Superior Institute in Rome, Italy. For over fifteen years in the Compared Toxicology and Ecotoxicology Laboratory, he’s interested in public health problems related to the presence of environmental xenobiotics. In particular, to the diagnose of anomalies and malformations with the use of techniques of experimental teratogenesis and toxicology of development, in vivo and in vitro. In 1998 and in 1999 he specializes in Bioethics at “La Sapienza” University in Rome, Italy in the course leaded by prof. G. Berlinguer. Now he works in the Environment and Primary Prevention Dept. in the “Molecular Epidemiology” Division, where he’s interested in problems that concern environmental disparities, primary prevention and interactions between genes, organisms, and environment from an ethic point of view. He is the author of more than 60 scientific articles issued and from 2005 he’s member of Italian Institute of Anthropology.
Dr. Emiliano Bruner, Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH) [bio] [email] [web site]
Emiliano Bruner is graduated in Biological Sciences, PhD in Animal Biology. He works in Spain, at the National Research Centre on Human Evolution (CENIEH
) in Burgos, as researcher in chief of Palaeoneurology. He’s interested in the evolution of skull in human and non-human primates, in modern and extincted forms, using biomedic imaging, geometric models and multivariated statistic. He’s Associated Editor of the Journal of Anthropological Sciences
(JASs), deputy secretary of Italian Institute of Anthropology (IsItA
), and professor of Palaeoneurology at Specialistic Degree in Neurosciences at “La Sapienza” University in Rome. He’s member of the Italian Institute of Human Palaeontology and member of the Primatological Italian Association.
Prof. Roberto Maggi, University of Genoa [mail]