The Foundation has made available in this volume the papers presented in a conference series, rich in information and images. This single volume, in reality, contains the value of two books: it presents not only the papers of the conference, “Scientific research on mountain areas: from Giovanni Angelini to the Centre of mountain studies” (June 4, 2005), but also those of the meeting, “Names of places and mountains of the Alps” (December 3, 2005).
Da Giovanni Angelini al Centro studi sulla montagna – nomi di luoghi e di monti delle Alpi
Edited by Ester Cason Angelini
The first part of the book introduces Dr. Angelini “el professor”, director emeritus of medicine and dedicated mountain lover. “A prophet, humble yet strong “, as described by Roberto De Martin. The chapter by Camillo Berti makes reference to Angelini’s guides dedicated to Civetta (with Vicentino Dal Bianco), to Pelmo and the minor peaks of Zoldo (with Pietro Sommavilla). The Accomplished historian and anthropologist Paul Guichonnet dwells on research carried forward by the Foundation regarding the importance of the Alps in the history of Europe. Of note among the many valuable contributions is the paper by Mauro Pascolini of the University of Udine on the depopulation of the mountain areas in Veneto and Friuli, and the presentation made by Luigi Zanzi of the University of Pavio which makes an original contribution: the importance of individual initiative in the “salvation” of the mountains in times of crisis. In the title of this presentation, in fact, puts forward the “exemplary case” of Giovanni Angelini. Other papers included in this volume were authored by Ermanno De Col, Sergio Reolon, Giovanni Crema, Giovanni Battista Castiglioni, Christian Smekal, Antonio Conte, and Piero Pellegrini. A section reserved for a discussion of place names is found at the end of academic papers, by Johannes Kramer, Alberto Zamboni, Heinz Dieter Pohl, Giovanni Frau, Maria Teresa Vigolo and Paola Barbierato.