On Wednesday 14th February 2018, at 5 pm, our Institute will host a conference which aims to make a point about the presence of silence and prayer rooms, as well as houses of religions today between Italy and Spain: that is places where, especially inside public institutions, the believers in different faiths can gather together in meditation and worship. Chaired by Alessandro Bedini of the Corriere della Sera, the speakers will talk about religious freedom as well as mutual understanding and respect. Download here the program for more details.
Next Tuesday 6th February 2018, 6 pm, at our Institue, Lucia Frattarelli Fischer (University of Pisa) and Vincenzo Lavenia (University of Bononia) will discuss the book of the winner of our Award for the religious history, 2015 edition, Samuela Marconcini, ‘For heaven’s sake. Becoming Christians in Florence, XVIIth-XVIIIth Centuries’, Firenze University Press 2016. The launch will be chaired by Maria Pia Paoli, Scuola Normale Superiore. Download here the program for more details.
An international colloquium in order to deepen the knowledge of one of the most representative figures of the religious and political Seventeenth Century: Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Charles V’s counselor, viceroy of Naples, cardinal, ambassador and archbishop of Malines. Prepared during the last year, at 5oo years since his birth, in collaboration with the Medici Archive Project, the conference will gather, next 25th and 26th January 2018, renowned scholars from all over Europe debating the multiple aspects of an outstanding personality: the art collector and patron, the refined politician, the diplomat, the mediator, the churchman. Download here the program for more details.
Next Thursday 18th January 2018, the Accademia dei Ponti will organize, in collaboration with our Institute, an occasion to meditate on the need for dialogue and debate in order to re-establish a new culture of peace, in a world full of violent conflicts. Our actual fellow Babere Kerata Chacha, Laikipia University, will participate talking about the complicated ethnic and religious situation today in Kenya. Download here the program for more details.