The Italian Renaissance in Russia in the Twentieth Century

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On Monday 27th May 2019, at 3 pm, our actual fellow Olga Kusenko will have a lecture at the Dipartimento FORLILPSI of the University of Florence on the reception of the interpretations of the Italian Renaissance, from a literary and philosophical point of view, within some Russian writers of the Twentieth century who had personal and epistolary contacts with some Italian scholars of the same period. It will be a relevant contribution to a better knowledge of the Italian Studies in Russia during the contemporary era. Marcello Garzaniti, professor of Slavonic Studies at the same university, will introduce and chair the presentation. Download here for more details.

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Manzoni, Caravaggio and the Lombard Realism

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On Monday 20th May 2019, at 6 pm, our Institute will host the launch of the book ‘Un romanzo per gli occhi. Manzoni, Caravaggio e la fabbrica del realismo’, by Daniela Brogi, Carocci 2018. Riccardo Donati and Tomaso Montanari, chaired by the Rector of the University for foreigners of Siena Pietro Cataldi, will discuss on the relations among words and images; on the impact of the Lombard figurative tradition in the works of the most famous writer of that region; and about themes and issues of the Borromaic age of reformations in customs and behaviours of the religious and ecclesiastical institutions and of the people. Download here for more details.

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Removing obstacles. The Constitution at school

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Next 10th and 11th May 2019 the first appointment of the project ‘Removing obstacles. Fundamental Rights and Constitutions’ will take place. Conceived and organized by our Institute and financially supported by the Fondazione Marchi in Florence, under the auspices of the Società italiana per lo studio della storia contemporanea (Sissco) and in collaboration with the Fondazione Intercultura of Colle di Val d’Elsa, some tens of students coming from the high schools of Florence, Prato and Pescia will gather at the Istituto alberghiero ‘Aurelio Saffi’ of Florence to hear and discuss with renowned university scholars on the Constitutional Committee and the Italian Constitution during the post-WWII period, on fundamental rights, freedom and equality, faiths and religions in our Constitution, on the Declaration of Human Rights and the creation of the United Nations. Together with this full immersion about the basis of our civil coexistence, the students will begin a road map in order to work together in creative laboratories during the next Autumn. A new important project of our Institute, among the initiatives for the anniversary of the Italian Constitution in 2018. Download here for more details.

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Workshop call for papers ‘Entangled Knowledges. Education and Culture in Judaism, Christianity and Islam (XIVth-XIXth centuries)’

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The Sangalli Institute wish to dedicate the fifth edition of its annual workshop for young researchers to the relations among the three monotheistic religions under the perspective of the education and the trasmission of culture. Thus, it will be offered 10 grants for young researchers who want to participate to the workshop “Entangled Knowledges. Education and Culture in Judaism, Christianity and Islam (XIVth-XIXth centuries)”. The participation is open to young researchers in History, History of Education, History of Arts, Philology and History of Literature, and Religious Studies. The workshop will take place at our Institute from October 2nd to 4th 2019, with the participation of renowned Italian and foreign scholars: download the call for papers for more details.

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The Florentine Chancellery during the Renaissance: Language and Style

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Next Tuesday 9th April 2019, at the Sala storica ‘Dino Campana’ of the Biblioteca comunale delle Oblate in Florence, under the auspices of the Department for Libraries of the local Municipality, the launch of the book “Parole apte et convenienti”. La lingua della diplomazia fiorentina di metà Quattrocento, by Andrea Felici, edited by the Accademia della Crusca, will take place. Chaired by Giovanna Frosini, University for foreigners of Siena, the book will be presented by Antonio Corsaro, University of Urbino, and Jean-Jacques Marchand, Université de Lausanne. An important occasion to deepen the development of the Florentine vernacular as the language of the political-diplomatic relations. Download here for more details.

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Cardinals Correspondences and Digital Humanities

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Next Tuesday 26th March 2019 our Institute will dedicate a one-day conference to the digital humanities applied to the correspondences of the cardinals of the Italian and European Renaissance: experiences and projects of digitization and creation of databases will be compared, in collaboration with the Medici Archive Project in Florence, with the financial support of the Cultural National Department, and under the auspices of the National Library and the State Archives in Florence. The idea of a new project will be launched by our Institute in order to improve the fruition and the knowledge of relevat documents for the Italian and European history, taking avantage of the modern IT methodologies. Download here the program for more details.

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Women and Theology in the Islamic World

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Next Friday 15th March, on the occasion of the month dedicated to women, from 6 pm, at our Institute will take place a round table on a very topical and little known issue: the role of women today in the interpretation of the Qur’an; the presence of women as imam; the real experience of muslim women theologians in the United States, South Africa and the Indian subcontinent. Izzeddin Elzir, imam of Florence; Letizia Tomassone, chief of the Waldensian Florentine Church and Margherita Picchi, researcher on the contemporary islamic thought will be chaired by Debora Spini, NYU Florence. Download here the program for more details.

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The ‘Sangalli Institute Award for the Religious History 2018’: the merit ranking

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The merit ranking of the ‘Sangalli Institute Award for the Religious History 2018’ (two winners)

  1. Carlos Henrique Alves Cruz (primo premio)
  2. Marco Papasidero (secondo premio)
  3. Alberto Scigliano
  4. Dennj Solera
  5. Eleonora Cappuccilli
  6. Giuseppe Accardi
  7. Giuseppe Campagna – Ximena Isabel León Contrera – Francesca Lotti

The Committee has judged worth of serious attention all the applications. The selection was managed by asking a detailed referee to the members of the Committee specialist in every single scientific areas. Then, the Committee has fulfilled a second turn of selection, compiling the above quoted merit ranking, gathering together the essays which were comparable for quality and coherence.

Young Scholars Florence Fellowships 2019: the results

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Here are the results of the ‘Young Scholars Florence Fellowships 2019’

15th January-30th June / 15th September-15th December 2019

Mariana García Palacios (Universidad de Buenos Aires – Argentina)


‘Children and Childhood within Religious Studies. An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Qom Children’s Religious Knowledge’


Olga Kusenko (Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Philosophy, Moscow – Federazione Russa)


‘Riflessioni sulle vie della cultura cristiana nel XX secolo. Il caso delle ricerche russe sul pensiero filosofico rinascimentale (Zabughin, Anan’in, Bibikhin)’


Julia Rombough (University of Toronto – Canada)


‘Sound and Air Quality in the Florentine Convents, XVIth-XVIIth Centuries’

The Scientific Direction of our Institute has appreciated and very positively valued all the applications received and, after a careful and in-depth assessment, has chosen the three above-mentioned winners, who are indicated in strictly alphabetical order, pointing out that the excluded candidates will be able to apply for the next call for fellowships.