The Museum of Popular Traditions of Rome dedicated to Annabella Rossi its important archive. The news seems important to us, not only because it recognizes the work done by an anthropologist – which has conducted her research on many aspects of the cultures of oral tradition especially in southern Italy – but also because it is a reason to celebrate the role and the work of a important scholar of our country (who died prematurely in 1984). As can be read in various news about this particular event (about which internet talks, perhaps for the same reasons that drive us to do it here), without the work of Annabella Rossi probably “the National Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions would perhaps never seen large and unusual exhibition routes “. Similarly, her research perspective – that Rossi had defined through her studies, but also through the important work conducted with Ernesto De Martino in Salento, or with Roberto De Simone in Campania – led her to engage in various topics, collecting important documentation in both audio and video. Just some of her documentaries have been the subject of attention recently due to the MAV, Materials of Visual Anthropology, whose last edition – as we wrote recently – was held in Rome from 27 to 29 November.
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