Editorial staff 06 September 2021 16:23
The professor of Papyrology of the University of Messina Diletta Minutoli passed away at the age of 44. The young woman, a teacher at the Department of Ancient and Modern Civilizations, was also remembered by Maestro Rosario Pintaudi as an “excellent and very talented scholar, tireless collaborator of our Florentine Academy of Papyrology, a good and generous friend, too soon torn from her affections and study “, reads a facebook post. The Rector, Salvatore Cuzzocrea, also expressed condolences on behalf of the entire academic community. During her career, Diletta Minutoli was a member of the Board of Directors of the University Council of Papyrology, of which she also held the role of treasurer. She has also been a member of various Commissions, Academies and Associations in the sector, including AIP (Association Internationale des Papyrologues) and, in 2000, she was also a founding member of the Florentine Academy of Papyrology and Studies on the Ancient World. She has taken part in numerous national and international conferences on the theme of Papyrology and was co-director of the excavation mission in Antinoupolis (Middle East), on behalf of the “G. Vitelli” Papyrological Institute of Florence. She was a member of the Scientific Committee of “Analecta Papyrologica” (which she also co-directed) – a class A magazine according to the Anvur classification – published by Sicania by GEM in Messina, and of the series “Carteggi di Filologi”. Minutoli has also been awarded with scientific prizes and awards, including “Anassilaos Giovani Prize” (2008), “Anassilaos Prize – Area dello Stretto” (2018).
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