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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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The intercultural dialogue for peace education

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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.

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‘Lourdes: the miracles stories’: the book launch

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Next Wednesday 6th December 2017, 5 pm, at the Biblioteca di Storia moderna e contemporanea in Rome, Lucia Ceci (Università di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’) and Sofia Boesch Gajano (Centro Europeo di Studi Agiografici, Rieti) will discuss the book of the winner of our Award for the religious history, 2015 edition, Alessandro Di Marco, ‘Lourdes: the miracles stories. Origin and development of a worldwide devotion’, Firenze University Press 2016. The launch will be chaired by Patrizia Rusciani, director of the same library. Download here the program for more details.

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The Russian Church and the Revolution of 1917

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Next Friday 1st December 2017, at 5.30 pm, our Institute will celebrate the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution with a lecture of one of the most prominent Italian scholars of the Russian history: Giovanni Codevilla, already professor of Comparative Ecclesiastical Law at the University of Trieste, will speak about the Orthodox Church and the revolution. The lecture will be introduced and moderated by Mauro Moretti, professor of Contemporary History at the University for Foreigners of Siena. Download here the program for more details.

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Florence in the Religious Crisis of the Sixteenth Century: the conference

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Our Institute is going to conclude the initiatives for the five hundredth anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation with an international conference, co-organized together with the University of Florence-SAGAS Department and the Medici Archive Project, and that will take place in Florence from the 23rd to the 25th of November 2017, with the participation of prominent Italian and foreign scholars. Download here the program for more details.

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For and together with Gino Benzoni. Words and History

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On the occasion of the 80th year of age of prof. Gino Benzoni, tenured professor of History of Historiography at the University ‘Ca’ Foscari’ of Venice and Director of the Institute for the history of the Venetian society and state at the Cini Foundation of the same city, our Institute will organize in Florence a half-a-day conference next Friday 3rd November at 3.30 pm: renowned foreign and Italian scholars will outline the topics of his researches from the Sixties till today, having investigated the history of Venice in its multiple aspects. Download here the program for more details.

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Danses macabres and Triumphs of Death at the end of the Middle Ages

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A classical ‘case study’ and the attribution of a fresco to a till now uncertain painter: Chiara Frugoni and Simone Facchinetti have very carefully investigated the history of the ‘Danse macabre’ of Clusone, in the province of Bergamo, combining the religious history and the art history. Together with the two authors, Sofia Boesch Gajano and Vincenzo Farinella will discuss the results of this research at out Institute, next Monday 30th October. Download here the program for more details.

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Worship Buildings and Religions in Italy

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Next Monday 16th October, from 9.30 am to 7 pm, in Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Sala Pistelli, in Florence, our Institute will organize, under the auspices of the Ordine degli Architetti of Florence and of the Città metropolitana, a one-day conference on ‘Worship Buildings and Religions in Italy. History, Law, Architecture, Society’: renowned constitutionalists, religion and architecture historians, architects and sociologists will illustrate itineraries, debates and practical realizations of synagogues, Christian Churches and mosques from the Unification of Italy to nowadays. At the end, at 5 pm, a round table with religious authorities and prominent scholars will discuss in order to ‘sketch’ Italy of today and of the future. Download here the program.

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Islam, a religion of love or hate?

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Next Thursday 28th of September at 6 pm, our Institute will host the first national launch of the book of the Syrian renowned scholar Ferial Mouhanna, Damascus University: a new and original study that, with precise reference to the Qu’ran sources, aims to debunk many stereotypes upon Islam and to frame the following ‘encrustations’ of the Sacred Text in their right ethnical and historical contexts. The author will discuss with prof. Paolo Branca, from Università cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, one of our most prominent scholar of Islam and oriental studies, coordinated by Maria Cristina Carratù, journalist at ‘la Repubblica’. Download here the program for more details.

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