Abstract: «Expediente Sra Eva Mameli de Calvino», a valuable foreign botanist in Cuba. Cuba still remembers Eva Mameli, Italo Calvino’s mother, as the first woman to hold an executive position in the field of agriculture. Through the recently restored Dossier Eva Mameli, kept in the Cuban archives, you can confirm the agenda of her main activities in the caribeña island. You will find the authorized missions, the undertaking by ministerial decree of the first executive office as the director of the Department of Botany on December 1, 1920, “by virtue of her knowledge” and with an annual fee of 2,400 Cuban pesos, a paid license for “personal issues” lasting one month as asked by Mameli herself on the day of Italo’s birth. During those 5 years in Central America, well as directing the Department of Botany of the Estación Experimental Agronómica di Santiago de las Vegas, together with Mario Calvino, she promotes agricultural schools for the settlers’ children, fosters women’s education in science and agriculture, supports a range of outreach activities for children as the holiday tree, and social as the Día de las Madres and – every October 10 – the commemoration of the beginning of the Cuban independence struggles, thus fully immersing in the cultural life of the place that hosts her.

Expediente Sra Eva Mameli de Calvino, utile e forestiera botanica a Cuba

SECCI, MARIA CRISTINA
2015

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Abstract: «Expediente Sra Eva Mameli de Calvino», a valuable foreign botanist in Cuba. Cuba still remembers Eva Mameli, Italo Calvino’s mother, as the first woman to hold an executive position in the field of agriculture. Through the recently restored Dossier Eva Mameli, kept in the Cuban archives, you can confirm the agenda of her main activities in the caribeña island. You will find the authorized missions, the undertaking by ministerial decree of the first executive office as the director of the Department of Botany on December 1, 1920, “by virtue of her knowledge” and with an annual fee of 2,400 Cuban pesos, a paid license for “personal issues” lasting one month as asked by Mameli herself on the day of Italo’s birth. During those 5 years in Central America, well as directing the Department of Botany of the Estación Experimental Agronómica di Santiago de las Vegas, together with Mario Calvino, she promotes agricultural schools for the settlers’ children, fosters women’s education in science and agriculture, supports a range of outreach activities for children as the holiday tree, and social as the Día de las Madres and – every October 10 – the commemoration of the beginning of the Cuban independence struggles, thus fully immersing in the cultural life of the place that hosts her.
Resumen: Cuba todavía recuerda a Eva Mameli, madre del escritor Italo Calvino, como la primera mujer en cubrir un cargo directivo en el sector de la agricultura. A través del recientemente restaurado Expediente Sra Eva Mameli de Calvino, custodiado en los archivos cubanos, es posible confirmar el calendario de sus principales actividades durante los años pasados en la isla caribeña. Allí encontramos de nuevo las misiones autorizadas y las licencias recibidas, y la asunción por decreto ministerial del primer cargo de dirección del departamento de botánica el primero de diciembre de 1920 “en virtud de sus conocimientos” y con una compensación anual de 2.400 pesos cubanos. Durante los cinco años de estancia en Centroamérica, además de dirigir el departamento de botánica en la Estación Experimental Agronómica de Santiago de las Vegas, al lado de Mario Calvino, promueve escuelas agrarias para los hijos de los colonos, fomenta la instrucción femenina científica y agraria, apoya una serie de actividades divulgativas en favor de los niños como la “fiesta del árbol” y sociales como el “Día de las Madres” y – cada 10 de octubre – la conmemoración del inicio de las luchas independentistas cubanas, adentrándose plenamente en la vida cultural del lugar que la acoge. ***
Biografia; Lingua spagnola; letteratura scientifica; Eva Mameli Calvino; Cuba
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