Council for Ligurian Linguistic Heritage

Ligurian Council

Our supporters

The Council started operating in 2019 as a group of four Ligurian researchers working on linguistics projects. Over time, other people have given us their support. We are honoured to be able to count on the support of:

Paolo Besagno
Genoese author and composer. He studied electronic music with maestro Riccardo Dapelo. Since 1994 he has been the artistic director of the Genoese folk singing group “I Giovani Canterini di Sant’Olcese”, where he also sings alto.
Fabio Canessa
Genoese journalist and author who has worked for Primocanale, Telenord and Genova24. He is one of the most important promoters of the use of Genoese in the field of journalism.
Edoardo Ferrante
Data scientist working as an innovator for the Italian industry. He graduated from the University of Genoa in computer engineering, and likes to combine his love for programming, artificial intelligence and linguistics to preserve his language.
Alessandro Guasoni
Poet, storyteller and essayist, he has published a dozen volumes on and in Genoese. He has won numerous literary prizes, from the Lauro d’Oro in 1981 to the “Chiavari” in 2017. He collaborates with the University of Innsbruck on the GEPHRAS project.
Stefano Lusito
Researcher in the Department of Romanistics at the University of Innsbruck. Translator and lexicographer, he has collaborated with the GEPHRAS project. Graduated from the University of Genoa in translation and interpreting.
Jean Maillard
Born in Genoa, since 2018 he has been a researcher in Silicon Valley on artificial intelligence applied to linguistics. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge in Computational Linguistics.
Danila Olivieri
Poet writing in Italian and Genoese who has been awarded numerous prizes. She is the president of the Salotto letterario in Sestri Levante and jury member of the international prize Carlo Bo/Giovanni Descalzo.
Bruna Pedemonte
Genoese poet, she’s a contributor to the Parlo Ciæo section of the newspaper Il Secolo XIX with a column on philosophical reflections on society. She has published a collection of poems titled A crovî e reixe nue in the series E restan forme (published by Zona)
Claudio Rezzoagli
Devotee of the local varieties and traditions of the Cichero valley, where he is originally from. He has been engaged for years in the promotion of Ligurian linguistic heritage, with special attention to new media.
Anselmo Roveda
Writer and scholar of literature and the imaginary, he is professor of Screenplay II (Analysis of narrative structures and elements of creative writing) at ISIA in Urbino, coordinator of the literature and illustration magazine “Andersen” and director of the magazine “Cabirda”.