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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Next Thursday 22nd February 2018, at 6 pm, our Institute will host a lecture of Prof. Mark Gamsa, Tel Aviv University, Israel, concerning the presence of the Jews communities in China in a long period perspective, since XIIth century till nowadays. Joseph Levi, former chief-rabbi of the Jews Community in Florence, will introduce and moderate. Download here for more details.
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.