On the occasion of the 80th year of age of prof. Gino Benzoni, tenured professor of History of Historiography at the University ‘Ca’ Foscari’ of Venice and Director of the Institute for the history of the Venetian society and state at the Cini Foundation of the same city, our Institute will organize in Florence a half-a-day conference next Friday 3rd November at 3.30 pm: renowned foreign and Italian scholars will outline the topics of his researches from the Sixties till today, having investigated the history of Venice in its multiple aspects. Download here the program for more details.
A classical ‘case study’ and the attribution of a fresco to a till now uncertain painter: Chiara Frugoni and Simone Facchinetti have very carefully investigated the history of the ‘Danse macabre’ of Clusone, in the province of Bergamo, combining the religious history and the art history. Together with the two authors, Sofia Boesch Gajano and Vincenzo Farinella will discuss the results of this research at out Institute, next Monday 30th October. Download here the program for more details.
Next Monday 16th October, from 9.30 am to 7 pm, in Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Sala Pistelli, in Florence, our Institute will organize, under the auspices of the Ordine degli Architetti of Florence and of the Città metropolitana, a one-day conference on ‘Worship Buildings and Religions in Italy. History, Law, Architecture, Society’: renowned constitutionalists, religion and architecture historians, architects and sociologists will illustrate itineraries, debates and practical realizations of synagogues, Christian Churches and mosques from the Unification of Italy to nowadays. At the end, at 5 pm, a round table with religious authorities and prominent scholars will discuss in order to ‘sketch’ Italy of today and of the future. Download here the program.
Next Thursday 28th of September at 6 pm, our Institute will host the first national launch of the book of the Syrian renowned scholar Ferial Mouhanna, Damascus University: a new and original study that, with precise reference to the Qu’ran sources, aims to debunk many stereotypes upon Islam and to frame the following ‘encrustations’ of the Sacred Text in their right ethnical and historical contexts. The author will discuss with prof. Paolo Branca, from Università cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, one of our most prominent scholar of Islam and oriental studies, coordinated by Maria Cristina Carratù, journalist at ‘la Repubblica’. Download here the program for more details.
The Sangalli Institute, aiming to promote the participation of young scholars to the intenational conference ‘Florence in the Religious Crisis of the Sixteenth Century. From the Death of Savonarola to the Coronation of Cosimo I’, which will take place from the 23rd to the 25th of November 2017, with the support and in collaboration with our Institute, offers to 10 young researchers a grant for travel and living expenses in order to attend the three-days-conference. Deadline: 10th October 2017. Download the call for more details.
Here is the third edition of our workshop for young researchers, who will be gathered from 11th to 13th September 2017 in Florence discussing their topics together with renowned Italian and foreign scholars. With ‘Reforming Religions in the Modern World (XVIth-XVIIIth centuries)’, scientifically coordinated by Massimo Carlo Giannini and Maurizio Sangalli, starting from the Lutheran anniversary of this year, the aim of our Institute is to widen the attention also to the reforming initiatives among Judaism and Islam, together with the different ways of Christianity, encouraging interesting comparisons. This year, the workshop is financially supported also by the Italian Jewish Communities Union, the Waldensian Church of Florence and the Protestant Cultural Centre ‘Pietro Martire Vermigli’. Download here the program for more details.