Training course “Imagining the territory”

Introduction to an anthropology of narrative traditions

Registration is open for the training course Imagine the territory – Introduction to an anthropology of narrative traditions, conducted by the researcher Simone Fagioli, which will take place on 22 and 29 February and 7 March pv, from 9 to 13, at the Italian Museum of ‘Folkloric imagery of Piazza al Serchio.

The course is one of the stages envisaged by the action A Museum to “imagine” the territory, a project approved with D.D.R. 19683/19 with the contribution of the Tuscany Region, conceived and organized by the La Giubba Association in collaboration with the Italian Museum of Folkloric Imagery, with the aim of enhancing the research, systematization and dissemination of materials relating to folkloric imagery.

The course is aimed at teachers, museum guides, cultural operators and university students. Divided into three theoretical and practical modules, it aims to provide participants with the tools for the knowledge and description of the territory and the social space, of the “actors” who move in it, of the “inventive” tales and the oral narratives that deal with emblematic themes (food, body, animal death). The last module in attendance is aimed at the practical training of operators in the field for the research, registration and analysis of traditional texts with innovative approach models that take into account the transformation of society and the informants of traditional fiction.

The lessons, which will take place with the use of audio-visual material, foresee theoretical and practical analyzes of stories taken from the Museum archives, also in collegial form, making then available to the participants lecture notes, summaries, articles, audio-video recordings and links to documents that will illustrate what has been discussed. The Museum’s e-learning platform will be available to complete and deepen what is seen in the presence, thus reaching 25 hours of training.

The cost of the course is 20 euros to be paid at the first meeting, online registration https: // (deadline: 20 February 2020); for information call 351 9527312, or write to info @ museoimmaginario .net

Simone Fagioli (Pistoia 1967) is a freelance anthropological researcher. Collaborates with public and private bodies for research on the themes of the birth and development of industry (metallurgical, mining, paper, textile, ceramic), analysis of pre-industrial and industrial production processes, business history, sociology and anthropology of food, public use of memory and traditions, as well as management of business and private archives. He is the author of numerous publications on these issues.