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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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Cosimo I de’ Medici between arts, culture and politics

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Next Thursday 4th February, at 5 pm, our Institute will organize the launch of the last monographic number of the review ‘Annali di Storia di Firenze’, regarding ‘Cosimo I de’ Medici: itinerari di ricerca tra arte, cultura e politica’, edited by Emanuela Ferretti: Carlo Falciani, Giovanna Frosini and Giuseppe Parigino will talk about it together with Andrea Zorzi. See the programme for more details.

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The Sangalli Institute will celebrate its first anniversary next 16th December 2015

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Next Wednesday, 16th December 2015, at 5.00 pm, in our headquarters located in Piazza San Firenze 3, the President Maurizio Sangalli and our scholarship owners will illustrate the achieved outcomes and the researches in progress, one year on from the inauguration of our Institute. In honour of the occasion, the chief-rabbi of Florence Joseph Levi; don Luca Mazzinghi, professor at the Facoltà teologica dell’Italia centrale and President of Italian Biblical Association; and imam Izzeddin Elzir, President of UCOII, will be with us to present the initiative ‘Religion is served. Jews, Chistians and Muslims come together … eating’, expected for the first months of 2016. A tasting menu of Jewish, Christian and Muslim typical dishes, cooked by the students of the catering Institute ‘Aurelio Saffi’ of Florence, will follow. Download here the programme for further information.

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‘Unity in Diversity’, Global Mayors Conference, Florence 5th-8th November 2015

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Here is the programme of the Global Mayors Conference ‘Unity in Diversity’, that will take place in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence from next November 5th to 8th. The Sangalli Institute will participate to the conference with the appointment of a new scholarship: in fact, the last day the Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella will award, on behalf of the Institute, dr. Aitana Guia for the research plan ‘Cities and the peaceful coexistence of the faiths: best practices, past and present’. Download the programme for more details.

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‘Secularism and Religion in Modern Europe (XVIth-XVIIIth centuries)’. Workshop for young researchers

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Here is the programme of the workshop for young researchers that our Institute will organize in Rome next 5th to 8th October 2015, in collaboration with the Escuela Española de Historia y Archeología, via di S. Eufemia 13. It is a new step in order to improve our international collaborations, focusing on some crucial aspects of the ‘building’ of Europe during the last centuries, and financially supporting young scholars. The workshop is organized by our vice-president Massimo Carlo Giannini and by Rafael Valladares as far as the Escuela. Renowned Italian and foreign scholars will be gathered in Rome together with a group of young researchers coming from European and non-European countries. Download the programme for more details.

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Michelangelo in San Lorenzo (1515-1534)

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In conjunction with the ‘Maggio dei libri 2015’, the Sangalli Institute, in collaboration with Casa Buonarroti and the Opera Medicea Laurenziana in Florence and the University for foreigners of Siena, will organize on Thursday 14th May the launch of Andrea Felici’s book ‘Michelangelo a San Lorenzo (1515-1534). Il linguaggio architettonico del Cinquecento fiorentino’, Leo S. Olschki: see the programme in detail.

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¿Identidades religiosas en conflicto? / Religious Identities in Conflict?

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The Sangalli Institute, in collaboration with the University of Valencia, has supported the international conference “¿Identidades religiosas en conflicto? Coexistencias, Intercambios y Enfrentamientos en el Mediterráneo (ss. XII-XVIII”) / “Religious Identities in Conflict? Coexistence, Exchanges and Confrontations in the Mediterranean (12th-18th c.)”, Valencia 7th-8th May 2015: see the programme in detail.

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