Founded by Lamberto Loria in 1912, Lares was originally the journal of the Italian Ethnographic Society. The birth of the journal reflects and conntributes to the consolidation of positivist studies on Italian regional folklore. Publication was interrupted after the Great War and resumed during the fascist period under the direction of Paolo Toschi. After the Second World War, Lares became the leading journal for folklore studies of a philological and literary nature. From the 1970s, however, the anthropological approach became clearer and was definitively established in the early 2000s under the direction of Pietro Clemente.
“Lares: una rivista nella storia dell’antropologia italiana”
Fabio Dei, 2020
Lares è la più antica fra le attuali riviste italiane di scienze demoetnoantropologiche. È stata fondata nel 1912 ed è arrivata fino ad oggi, anche se con due interruzioni in occasione delle guerre mondiali. Farne sinteticamente la storia significa dunque ripercorrere tappe importanti degli studi italiani, specie quelli riguardanti il folklore e le tradizioni popolari – che sono stati, fino a tempi recenti, il principale ambito di interesse della (...)
“Lares: A Journal in the History of Italian Anthropology”
Fabio Dei, 2020
Lares is the oldest, still-running anthropological journal in Italy . It was founded in 1912 and has been published with only two hiatuses to date, during the World Wars. Summarising its history therefore entails a retracing of critical stages in Italian demo-ethno-anthropological disciplines, particularly around studies of folklore and popular traditions; these have been, until recently, the main focus of the journal. In this essay, I (...)