The MUCGT established in 1986, the MICHELANGELO MARIANI INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ALPINE ETHNOGRAPHY named for the author of Trento and the Holy Council, and other notables(1673). Under the guise of a historical account of the council, Mariani made a highly detailed description of the city and the whole district, with wide and interesting digressions on local customs and traditions. Deservedly, Mariani can be considered as a founder of the literature of folk traditions, almost a forerunner in Trentino ethnography.
Award recipients are scholars who, during their career, have excelled in the field of the ethnography of the alpine area. In this way, the MUCGT presents itself as a centre for Alpine ethnographic culture. The Prize has been awarded every three years since 1966 on St. Michael the Archangel’s day, September 29th, by the Board of Directors of the MUCGT with the guidance of its Scientific Committee.
Mario RIGONI STERN
Eidgenssische Technische Hochschule – Zrich
Giovan Battista PELLEGRINI
Universit di Padova
John W. COLE – Antropologo
Ahmerst, Universit del Massachussets
Eric R. WOLF – Antropologo
City University of New York
Milko MATICETOV – Folklorista
Direttore emerito Institut za slovensko narodopisje – SAZU – Ljubljana
Etnografo, documentarista e poligrafo
Fondatore del MUCGT