Second appointment with the series ‘Religion is served. Jews, Christians and Muslims come together … eating’, launched last December: on Tuesday, 10th May 2016, at 6 pm, in our headquarters, the imam of Florence, Izzeddin Elzir, will give a lecture on the religious, cultural and symbolic meanings of the Islamic dishes and of their cooking way. Monica Barni, Vice-President and Councillor for culture of the Regione Toscana, will introduce the event. Then, as usual, the students of the catering Institute ‘Aurelio Saffi’ of Florence will offer a tasting menu with some of those Islamic dishes. Download here the programme for more details.
The Sangalli Institute for the religious history and cultures is glad to announce to the international scientific community the launch of the ‘Florence Short Term Fellowships Program in Religious History and Religious Studies’: for the academic year 2016-2017, five residential monthly fellowships (worth 2,000 euros each) will be offered to international scholars of every nationality with an excellent qualification on religious topics, privileging interdisciplinary, interreligious and multi-cultural perspectives. The program is held in collaboration with the City of Florence and the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Center, and with the financial support of the Ente Cassa di risparmio di Firenze. Download the call for fellowship applications for more details.