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Experiences of monastic life between Occident and Orient

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On Friday 19th October 2018, at 5 pm, the Russian Orthodox Church of Florence will open its doors to our Institute for a guided tour and a conference, during which our fellow Daria Dubovka, from the renowned Russian university Higher School of Economics in Moscow, will interview the two monks Guidalberto Bormolini and Agostino Ziino on their spiritual and religious life, at the confluence of Western and Eastern monastic practices. The conference will be chaired by father Gheorghij Blatinskij, archpriest of the Russian Orthodox Church. Download here the program for more details.

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‘Ethnical and Racial Discriminations and Religious Identities’. Workshop for young researchers

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Here is the fourth edition of our workshop for young researchers, who will be gathered from 24th to 26th October 2018 in Florence discussing their topics together with renowned Italian and foreign scholars. ‘Ethnical and Racial Discriminations and Religious Identities: Norms, Practices and Interactions, 1400-1850’: this is the subject, very delicate also for today’s life, of the workshop, which is financially supported by the Italian Jewish Communities Union, and under the auspices of the Waldensian Church of Florence and the Protestant Cultural Centre ‘Pietro Martire Vermigli’. Download here the program for more details.

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Qur’an and Psychoanalysis

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Next Thursday 20th September, 6 pm, at our Institute, Paolo Branca of the Università cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan and the imam of Florence Izzeddin Elzir will discuss about the last book of the psychoanalist and essayist Angelo Villa, ‘L’origine negata. La soggettività e il Corano’, Mimesis, Milan 2018. The psychoanalysis, probably the most important ‘invention’ of the bourgeois culture of the 20th century, will be confronted with the Sacred Text of Islam. Starting from the basis of the Qur’an, retracing its origins and interpretations, the author takes the reader to the Man, to his/her inner reality, through the ‘short circuits’ between subconscious and religions. Download here the program for more details.

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‘Sangalli Institute Award for the Religious History 2018’ – Call for publications

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Here is the fourth edition of the ‘Sangalli Institute Award for the Religious History’, in collaboration with the Department of University and Research of the Municipality of Florence and under the auspices of the same Municipality, with a judging board composed of renowned Italian and Foreign scholars. Also this year, our award is joining the ‘Premio Ricerca Città di Firenze’ and it is addressed to young Italian and Foreign researchers, offering them the possibility of publishing two books concerning the religious history  from Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era, in an inter-disciplinary and inter-religious perspective. The essays will appear in a dedicated book series of the Firenze University Press. Deadline: 1st November 2018.

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‘Ethnical and Racial Discriminations and Religious Identities’: the eligible researchers

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Here is, in alphabetical order, the list of the young researchers eligible to participate to the workshop ‘Ethnical and Racial Discriminations and Religious Identities: Norms, Practices and Interactions, 1400-1850’, that will take place in Florence next Octobre 24th to 26th 2018, with the intervention of renowned Italian and foreign scholars. Click here to see the complete list.

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Workshop call for papers ‘Ethnical and Racial Discriminations and Religious Identities: Norms, Practices and Interactions, 1400-1850’

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Inspired by the alarming re-emerging of racist, xenophobic and anti-semitic feelings and behaviors in our societies, the Sangalli Institute offers 12 grants for young researchers who whish to participate to the workshop “Ethnical and Racial Discriminations and Religious Identities: Norms, Practices and Interactions, 1400-1850”. The participation is open to young researchers in historical, anthropological, literary and art-historical disciplines and in religious studies. The workshop will take place at our Institute from October 24th to 26th 2018, with the participation of renowned Italian and foreign scholars: download the call for papers for more details.

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Pope Marcello II between West and East, in the middle of XVIth century

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Next Friday 22nd June 2018, in Montepulciano (Siena), a conference on the figure of pope Marcello II, from the local Cervini family, will take place. He was pope for few weeks in 1555, and the conference will focus on the Papacy in the middle of the XVIth century, during the first sessions of the Council of Trent, stressing especially his interest for the Western and Orthodox world. The conference will be held in collaboration with the local Biblioteca-Archivio ‘Piero Calamandrei’ and will take place inside the Palazzo del Capitano in Piazza Duomo. Download here the program for more details.

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China, Chinese and the Western World

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Next Tuesday 8th May 2018, at 11.45 am, Xie Mingguang, from Beijging Foreign Studies University and actual fellow at our Institute, will take a lecture about the relations among Jesuits such as Matteo Ricci and Nicolas Trigault and the world of the Chinese scholars, particularly regarding the translation, and therefore the interpretation, in Chinese language of the texts of the Western tradition, religious but not only, during the early modern era. The lecture will take place in Siena at the local University for foreigners, within the initiatives of the Doctorate in ‘Linguistica storica, Linguistica educativa e Italianistica’. Download here the program for more details.

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The Papal Curia between Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

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On Monday 16th April 2018, from 9.15 am, the Sangalli Institute will organize in Rome, in collaboration with the Pontificia Università Gregoriana and the review ‘Archivum Historiae Pontificiae’, the international conference “Ruling through Congregations. The Papal Curia between institutional practices and informal logics (XVIth-XVIIth centuries)”: how the congregations established by the popes after the Council of Trient to rule Catholicism were working? who were the cardinals chairing and composing them? which was the profile of the personnel involved? in which way the congregations were in contact with the ecclesiastical catholic institutions all over the world? Download here the program for more details.

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Young Scholars Florence Fellowships 2018: the results

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Here are the results of the ‘Young Scholars Florence Fellowships 2018’

1st March-30th June / 15th September-15th December 2018

Daria Dubovka (Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, St. Petersburg – Russian Federation)

Sam Kennerley (Peterhouse College, Cambridge – Great Britain)

Mingguang Xie (Beijing Foreign Studies University – China)

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