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The Lyric Poetry and the Sacred between Middle Ages and Renaissance

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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.

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The Christian Poetry of Ol’ga Aleksandrovna Sedakova

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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.

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The Sangalli Institute Award for the Religious History 2016: the award ceremony

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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.

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For and together with Xenio Toscani. Men, Lands, Faith

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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.

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‘Focus on Islam’, at the Murate in Florence

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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.

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‘Writing on Religion in the Modern World’. Workshop for young researchers

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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.

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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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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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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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