Scientific Supervision

Piercarlo Grimaldi

Piercarlo Grimaldi

Born in Cossano Belbo in 1945, former dean from 2011 to 2017 of the University of Gastronomic Sciences, he supervise the Granaries of Memory Lab.

Carlo Petrini

Carlo Petrini

Born in Bra in 1949, he is the president of the University of Gastronomic Sciences, Slow Food and Terra Madre International.

Davide Porporato

Davide Porporato

Born in Volvera in 1969, Davide is an associate professor of Ethnology of the University of Eastern Piedmont.

Workroom Granaries of Memory

Gianpaolo Fassino

Research fellow of the University of Gastronomic Sciences where he is involved in the Granaries of Memory project and in food anthropology.

Michele Filippo Fontefrancesco

Social anthropologist specialized in economic anthropology, he works at the University of Gastronomic Sciences.

Luca Ghiardo

Expert in communications, he collaborates with the University of Gastronomic Sciences to  research projects aimed at the maintenance of popular traditions.

Luca Percivalle

Expert in visual documentation, he produces ethnographic documentaries and handles The Granaries of Memory archive.

Movie lab

Dario Leone

Cinematographic director, he made several anthropological documentaries and teaches filmic techniques at the University of Gastronomic Sciences.

Stefano Cavallotto

He graduated in philosophy, is a film director and an author of anthropological and social documentaries. He works at the Movie Lab of the University of Gastronomic Sciences.

Marcello Marengo

Since 1982, he has been following the whole Slow Food path, from its creation to the current international dimension. He deals with Photography at the Movie Lab of the University of Gastronomic Sciences.

Memory Researchers

Eleonora Agnolazza • Agostino Borra • David Giacomelli

Andrea Icardi • Marta Nicolo • Davide Oddone • Battista Saiu • Alessandro Scalerandi • Franco Zampicinini

Scientific partners

University Suor Orsola Benincasa
MedEatResearch - Centre of Social Research on the Mediterranean Diet

Marino Niola

Marino Niola

Anthropologist of the contemporary, director of MedEatResearch (Centre of Social Research on the Mediterranean Diet) at the University Suor Orsola Benincasa in Naples.

Elisabetta Moro

Elisabetta Moro

Full professor of Cultural Anthropology at the SOB University of Naples, director of MedEatResearch, She is an expert in ancient and contemporary mythology. She deals with preservation of the collective memory and the reconstruction of the history of the Mediterranean diet.

Memory Researchers MedEatResearch

Helga Sanità

Researcher in ethnology and research director at MedEatResearch. She deals with the capitalization and re-invention of tradition.

Mariangela Bianco

Junior researcher at MedEatResearch, she combines a scientific background with humanities, such as sociology and anthropology.

Rita Fusco

Teacher of foreign languages, she collaborates with the anthropological professorship of the SOB University in Naples. She deals with 18th-century-German travel journals.

Rossella Galletti

PhD student, she studies identities and practices of social distinction through food consumption in the context of Mediterranean cultures.

Marzia Mauriello

Researcher, she teaches body language at the SOB University of Naples, and deals with gender anthropology, LGBT studies and food anthropology.

Annalisa Rascato

Born in Naples in 1983, she is currently a PhD student in Identity and social distinction practices through food consumption at the MedEatResearch.

Roberta Romanelli

Biologist, nutritionist and researcher at the Centre for Social Research on the Mediterranean Diet, she is an expert in child eating disorders.

Buttitta Foundation CISADEM – AES

Ignazio Buttitta

Ignazio E. Buttitta

Professor of History of Popular Traditions and European Ethnology at the University of Palermo. President of the Buttitta Foundation. President of the Folkstudio of Palermo. AES Director. He studies the phenomena of popular religiosity in the euro-mediterranean area.

Rosario Perricone

Rosario Perricone

Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo. He deals with research methodology in the field, museography and problems related to audio-visual and photographic documentation in the field of ethno-anthropology.

Memory researchers CISADEM - AES

Sebastiano Mannia

PhD in Cultural Systems, he teaches Anthropology at the University of Palermo. He deals with pastoralism and traditional production systems in Sicily and Sardinia.

Tommaso India

PhD in Anthropology and historical and linguistic studies at the University of Messina. He studies the socio-cultural phenomena resulting from de-industrialization processes, ergologic practices and their symbolic representations.

Monica Modica

PhD in Research and architectural and environmental representation. She deals with landscape and cartographic analysis, photographic and audiovisual surveys.

Antonino Frenda

PhD of Demo-ethno-anthropological heritage, he teaches Anthropology at the Theological College San Gregorio Agrigentino. He deals with popular religiosity and ritual symbolism.

Giuseppe Giordano

PhD in History and analysis of musical cultures. He studies the social forms and functions of traditional Sicilian music in relation to the forms of popular devotion.

Vito Matranga

PhD in Italian and linguistic professor at the University of Palermo. He studies dialects, customs, and linguistic knowledge linked to the food and playful dimensions.

Università del Piemonte Orientale