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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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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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China and Jews, Jews in 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.

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Multi-religious spaces today in Italy and Spain

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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.

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‘For Heaven’s Sake. Becoming Christians in Florence, XVIIth-XVIIIth Centuries’: the book launch

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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.

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Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle (1517-1586), Cardinal and Statesman

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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.

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