INSTITUTUM CANARIUM

Society for the Interdisciplinary Research on the Canary Islands and Mediterranean Cultures
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Her Majesty Doña Sofía,
Queen of Spain



INSTITUTUM CANARIUM

Medal Dominik Wölfel


Statute of the Medal Dominik Wölfel
Laureate 2003 - Dr. h.c. Fred Olsen
(Award celebrated at the IC-Conference 2003)
Laureate 2001 - José Manuel Alamo González
(Award celebrated at the IC-Conference 2001). More information in German or Spanish.



Statute of the »Medal Dominik Wölfel«

Dr. Dominik Josef Wölfel was born in 1888, and died in 1963 aged 75. He is regarded as one of the most important researchers into the cultures of the Mediterranean region and the Canary Islands. Wölfel, historian and ethnologist, is also known as „The King of Canaries Research“. He was a university lecturer in ethnology in Vienna, curator of its museum of ethnology as well as honorary doctor of the University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands.

En el centro de su actividad de investigación siempre estaba la busqueda de literatura original en los archivos del Vaticano, en Madrid y Simanca, en Lisboa y Paris. Es por Dominik Wölfel que conocemos los escritos de Leonardo Torriani y sus traducciónes al alemán. Su obra más significativa fue y es la »Monumenta Linguae Canariae«. Con esa medalla el Institutum Canarium también le riende homenaje a la gran obra de la vida del investigador de las Islas Canarias Dominik Wölfel.


With the Dominik Wölfel Medal, Institutum Canarium honours individuals:

– who have provided significant impetus to archaeological and historical research into the Canary Islands and Mediterranean cultures

– who have made a substantial contribution to throwing light on the history of these regions and who have actively advanced the work of Institutum Canarium.





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