Next Wednesday 3rd May 2017, at 6 pm, in our Institute headquarters, two renowned scholars in socio-religious and theological studies, Paolo Naso and Brunetto Salvarani, will discuss about the numbers and the personalities of the religious confessions existing today in Italy, about pluralism and religious freedom and about the perspectives of the interreligious and intercultural dialogue, based on their ‘Reports on religions’. The conference will be moderated by the ANSA journalist Domenico Mugnaini. See here the program for more details.
The Sangalli Istitute is this year partner of the Middle East Now 2017, the Festival of cinema and contemporary culture on the Middle East, which will take place in Florence from 4th to 9th April 2017, with an intense and particularly interesting program of movies and public talks. Ferial Mouhanna, who is a sociologist at Damascus University in Syria and member of the scientific committee of the new series of book of our Institute, will participate on Saturday 8th April, 7.30 pm, at the Cinema La Compagnia of Florence, to the launch of the last book of Alberto Negri (Il Sole 24 Ore), ‘Il musulmano errante. Storia degli alauiti e dei misteri del Medio Oriente’ (‘The errant Muslim. History of Alaouites and the mysteries of the Middle East’), Rosenberg & Selliers 2017; and to the talk on Sunday 9th April, same place, 11 am, ‘Toward a new clash of civilizations? The Middle Eastern chaos face to the Trump tsunami’.
The Sangalli Institute is pleased to announce a series of conferences on ‘Women and veils among cultures and religions’: the first debate will take place next Thursday 30th March at 5.30 pm in our headquarters. Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli and Anna Vanzan will discuss upon the tradition of the veil in Middle Ages and Early Modern Western Europe and in the contemporary Middle Eastern area, according to their books ‘A capo coperto. Storie di donne e veli’, il Mulino 2016; and ‘Primavere rosa. Rivoluzioni e donne in Medio Oriente’, Il Libraccio 2013. Download here the program for more details.
On Friday 7th April 2017, some young researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh, Padua and Sapienza in Rome will organize a one-day conference based upon ‘The Lyric Poetry and the Sacred from Middle Ages to Renaissance (XIIIth-XVIth centuries)’: the poems of the origins, the sermons, the Latin and Italian lyric poetry, the spirituality, the heterodoxy and Reformation in early modern times will be the topics of the conference. The participants will discuss their papers with some renowned scholars of the history of literature and language. Download here the program for more details.
Next Monday 6th March 2017, at 3 pm, Vera Pozzi of the University of Milan and winner of the 2016 edition of our Award for the religious history will have a lecture on ‘I need nothing. Tenderness means getting healthy again’. The Christian poetry of our time in the voice of Ol’ga Sedakova, upon the famous Russian female poet who has been translated and awarded also in Italy and within the Holy See. The lecture is part of a workshop fostered by the Fondazione Romualdo del Bianco of Florence and will be introduced by a presentation of our Institute and its activities to the participants by our President Maurizio Sangalli.
Next Friday 10th March, at 3.00 pm, in the Sala Ennio Macconi (ex-Sala Incontri) in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, the award ceremony of the second edition of the ‘Sangalli Institute Award for the Religious History’ will take place: Bruno Pomara, with ‘Rifugiati. I moriscos e l’Italia (1550-1650)’, and Vera Pozzi, with ‘Il ruolo delle accademie ecclesiastiche nella ricezione del kantismo nell’Impero russo. I casi di I.Ja. Vetrinskij e P.D.Jurkevič’, 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 into our new series, which can claim a prestigious international committee.
It is with pleasure that we announce for the next Friday 25th November 2016, at 3 pm, in collaboration with the Istituto Paolo VI of Concesio (Bs), a conference to celebrate the 75 y.o. anniversary of Xenio Toscani, full professor of Modern History at the University of Pavia and then at the Università cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan. Renowned Italian and foreign scholars, together with his disciples, will discuss upon the topics of his researches from the Sixties till today, the religious history, the socio-cultural history of clergy, the history of education till his last works on the figure of Giovan Battista Montini. Download here the program for more details.
Next Friday 21st October 2016, at 5.30 pm, our Institute, in collaboration with the Municipality and the Ente Cassa di risparmio of Florence, will organize in the Sala delle colonne ottagonali-Elizabeth Chaplin of the Robert F. Kennedy International House of Human Rights (Complesso delle Murate, Florence) the first public conference of the ‘Florence Short Term Fellowships Program’: two renowned scholars, prof. Abdullah Ibrahim from Qatar and prof. Jonas Otterbeck from Sweden, will help to better understand some crucial aspects of the Islamic world. The conference will be introduced by the vice-mayor Cristina Giachi and chaired by our President Maurizio Sangalli. Download here the program for more details.
Here is the second edition of our workshop for young researchers, who will be gathered from 14th to 16th September 2016 in Florence discussing their subjects together with renowned Italian and foreign scholars. With ‘Writing on Religion in the Modern World (XVIth-XVIIIth centuries)’, scientifically coordinated by Massimo Carlo Giannini and Maurizio Sangalli, our Institute is continuing the concrete support to the formation of the young generations of researchers, coming from Europe and overseas, allowing them to focus on the different ways in which some topics concerning the great monotheistic religions, especially Christianity and Ebraism, were faced during the modern age.
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.