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Free and Unfree Labour: workshop SISLav

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Next Tuesday, 28th June 2016, our Institute will host a workshop of some young Italian researchers whose aim is to create a new working group of the Italian Society for the Labour History, founded in 2012. The topic of the workshop is ‘Free and Unfree Labour’, in an historical perspective, but also with precise references to the problems of our times, particularly, but not exclusively, of young people. Download the programme for more details.

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Call for papers to the workshop ‘Writing on Religion in the Modern Age’

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The Sangalli Institute offers 12 grants for young researchers who whish to participate to the workshop ‘Writing on Religion in the Modern Age (XVIth-XVIIIth Centuries). The workshop will take place at our Institute from September 14th to 16th 2016, with the participation of renowned Italian and foreign scholars: download the call for papers for more details.

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Orlando Furioso, 1516-2016: the conference

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Our Institute and the Famiglia Artistica Reggiana – Studium Regiense in Reggio Emilia will open next 19th and 20th May 2016 the celebrations for the 500 years since the publication of the first edition of the Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto. The conferenze ‘Orlando Furioso, 1516-2016. New studies for the fifth centennial of the editio princeps’ will take place in Reggio and Florence. Download here the programme for more details.

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Eating with Muslims

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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.

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Florence Short Term Fellowships Program: the call for applications

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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.

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Eating with Hebrews

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First appointment with the series ‘Religion is served. Jews, Christians and Muslims come together … eating’, launched last December: on Wednesday, 6th April 2016, at 6 pm, in our headquarters, the chief-rabbi of Florence, Joseph Levi, will give a lecture on the religious, cultural and symbolic meanings of the Jewish dishes and of their cooking way. Then, the students of the catering Institute ‘Aurelio Saffi’ of Florence will offer a tasting menu with some of those Jewish dishes. Download here the programme for more details.

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Simone Weil soirée

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On Tuesday 15th March, from 6 pm, Gabriella Fiori will discuss with Domenico Canciani and Maria Antonietta Vito: starring role, Simone Weil (1909-1943), the famous French writer and philosopher. The Roman editor Castelvecchi has published her ‘Viaggio in Italia’, where the love for our Country, and particularly for Florence, is the fil rouge of the book. The Florentine actress Silvia Guidi will read some fragments of the letters that Simone sent to her friend Jean Posternak and to her parents between 1937 and 1938. Download here the programme for more details.

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The ‘Sangalli Institute Award for the Religious History’: the award ceremony

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Next Wednesday 24th February, at 3.00 pm, in the Sala Ennio Macconi (ex-Sala Incontri) in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, the award ceremony of the first edition of the ‘Sangalli Institute Award for the Religious History’ will take place: Alessandro Di Marco, with ‘Gli uomini che fecero Lourdes. Genesi e sviluppo di una devozione di massa tra letteratura e scienza’, and Samuela Marconcini, with ‘La Casa dei catecumeni di Firenze. Storia di un’istituzione per le conversioni al cattolicesimo, tra Seicento e Settecento’, will be awarded to the presence of our President Maurizio Sangalli, the President of the Firenze University Press Andrea Novelli and the Vice-Mayor of Florence Cristina Giachi, who at the same time will deliver the ‘Premio Ricerca Città di Firenze’. The two works will be published by the Firenze University Press in a new series of our Institute.

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