Contributions

Giuseppe Armocida

Full professor of Medicine History at Università of Studies of Insubria

Specialist in Psychiatry and in Forensic Medicine, after beginning his career ad the neuropsychiatric hospital in Varese and continuing the psychiatric services for the National Health Service (Sistema Sanitario Nazionale), during the great renovations of psychiatry, in the 90’s he transitioned to university roles. He was also president of the Italian Society of History of Medicine since 1996 to 2016.

Giancarlo Capra

Tattoo artist

Native to Lodi, after pursuing artistic education culminating with a degree in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, he worked as an illustrator in Milan. Since 1995 he decides to devote himself to tattooing, opening the first boutique in Lodi dedicated to these services, “Il Pellerossa Tattoo Studio” of which he’s, as of today, the owner. His favourite subjects caters primarily from an unequivocally horror and macabre ambiance, preferring black and white coloring and realistic shading.

Alberto Carli

Associate professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature at University of Studies of Molise and curator of the “Paolo Gorini” Anatomical Collection

Graduated in Modern Literature with a thesis on the Scapigliatura movement, his studies catered primarily to the correlations between literature and science, with particular attention given to late nineteenth century cultural context, to children’s literature and to history of pedagogy. He’s curator of “Paolo Gorini” Anatomical Collection since 2002. 

Fulvio Conti

Full professor of Contemporary History at University of Studies of Firenze

He addressed in depth the history of freemasonry and secular culture in Italy amidst 1800 and 1900, inclining also on the cremationist movements. His current research interests pivots on the relationship between history and recollection and on the formation process of political identities.

Adriano Favole

Professor of Cultural Anthropology at University of Studies of Torino and Vice Director of research for the Department of Culture, Politics and Society

Specialist of Oceania, he interests in the anthropology of the body and death, in Italy he’s been among the first to take great interest in the themes of exposition and restitution of human remains to native communities.

Franca Longoni

Doctor

Originally from Milan, has a specialty in cardiology and emergency medicine. After several years of work in the ward, she worked in the hospital emergency room and in this context she met Ezio Omboni. They get married in 1973 in the Basilica of San Vincenzo in Prato, the same that served as the background for the work of Luigi Conconi La casa del mago.

Paolo Mazzarello

Associate professor of History of Medicine at University of Studies of Pavia, president of the Museum System of Athenaeum and director of Golgi Museum in Pavia

He studied history of italian neurosciences between the XIX and XX centuries, especially revolving on Camillo Golgi and his scientific school. Eventually he developed studies on the scientific environment of the second half of the 1700s, constellated by figures such as Lazzaro Spallanzani, Alessandro Volta, and more broadly on Natural History of Pavia.

Daniele Menozzi

Full professor of Contemporary History at Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

He mainly studied History of the Church since the French Revolution to today, dwelling in particular on the relationship between Church and nation, and on the usage by the contemporary Church of icons or cults: means intended to the reaffirmation of its own function in society while facing the secularisation process that came after the French Revolution.

Attilio Mina

Photographer

Born and grown in Brianza he dedicated himself to photography in the 60s, working with newspapers and magazines such as Il quotidiano dei lavoratori, an organ of Avanguardia Operaia, Fotografia Italiana and Photo, focusing primarily on the world of outcasts, documenting political and cultural clashes that shook Italy in the 70s. At the same time he devoted himself to the research and photo reportages on historical figures such as Cesare Lombroso, Giuseppe Paravicini and Paolo Gorini, leaving behind an important historical and documentary heritage that would have been otherwise lost and forgotten.

Andrea Morstabilini

Editor at Il Saggiatore and writer

Graduated in Modern Literature at University of Studies of Milano with a thesis on fantasy in the late 1800s italian narrative, he wrote about TV serials for Nocturno and Serialmente. For Il Saggiatore he translated and curated a new edition of The mountains of madness by H.P. Lovecraft. Il demone meridiano (Il Saggiatore, 2017), seeing Paolo Gorini, his mummies and the city of Lodi as main characters, is his first novel.

Riccardo Notte

Full professor of Cultural Anthropology at Academy of Fine Arts of Brera

His main field of interest and research for about 30 years have been the anthropological, social and aesthetic consequences created by the new technological and scientific frontiers, from robotics to the web, from genetic engineering to space exploration.

Ezio Omboni

Doctor

Specialist in internal medicine and cardiology. In his career he worked mainly in the field of emergency medicine. He held the position of director of the Fatebenefratelli First Aid in Milan for several years. Is the nephew of the most famous Ezio Omboni, nephew of Gorini’s sister and a continuer of Gorinian techniques for the preservation of organic matter. The Omboni family still conserves a lot of unpublished material by Paolo Gorini himself.

Alessandro Porro

Associate professor of History of Medicine at University of Studies of Milano

Favouring studies of History of Medicine of the modern and contemporary age, he’s taking care of cremation history intended as an interpretative paradigm of late 1800’s medicine. He’s a consultant and curator of the archive for the Cremation Society of Milan, the first to be founded in Italy and first working in Europe.

Helios “Porz” Pu

Musician and creative director

Creative director in a communication agency based in Bologna, in 1999 he founded the italian metal band “Malnàtt”, the latter made him known to a large audience. Malnàtt is the first italian metal project starring an accordion in the line-up and using the dialect of Bologna in the lyrics. With the album La voce dei morti (2008) the Scapigliatura movement of Milano officially enters Helios’ project, he will also set to music poems of Iginio Ugo Tarchetti, Emilio Praga and Olindo Guerrini (Lorenzo Stecchetti).

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