Here is the list of the young researchers eligible to participate to the workshop ‘Reforming Religions in the Modern World. Jews, Christians, Muslims (16th-18th Centuries)’, that will take place in Florence next September 11th to 13th 2017, with the intervention of renowned Italian and foreign scholars. Click here to see the complete list.
After ‘Italy and Religions’, here is the second appointment with our series ‘Religions: local and global scenarios’: next Thursday 25th May at 6 pm, in the San Firenze room of our Institute, prof. Roberto Di Stefano, from La Pampa University in Argentina, who is in town with the project of the ‘Florence Short Term Fellowships’, financially supported by the Fondazione Cassa di risparmio di Firenze, will give a lecture on “Religion and Politics in Argentina: some particular aspects in the history of the Church of pope Bergoglio”, in a dialogue with the Director of Toscana Oggi Andrea Fagioli. Church and politics, immigration, Peronism will be some of the topics of the lecture, in order to better understand the context in which Jorge Mario Bergoglio spent most part of his life. Download here the program.
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.
Inspired by the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, the Sangalli Institute offers 12 grants for young researchers who whish to participate to the workshop ‘Reforming Religions in the Modern World. Jews, Christians, Muslims (16th-18th Centuries)’. The workshop will take place at our Institute from September 11th to 13th 2017, with the participation of renowned Italian and foreign scholars: download the call for papers 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.
The ‘Sangalli Institute Award for the Religious History 2016’: the merit ranking (two winners)
First award: Bruno Pomara, “Rifugiati. I moriscos e l’Italia (1550-1650)”
Second award: Vera Pozzi, “Il ruolo delle accademie ecclesiastiche nella ricezione del kantismo nell’Impero russo. I casi di I.Ja. Vetrinskij e P.D.Jurkevič”
Click here to visualize the whole merit ranking.
‘The gaze of the other. The challenge of dialogue between cultures and religions’ is the new award that our Institute has decided to assign in occasion of the prestigious kermesse of the Festival dei Popoli, the festival of the documentary film, which will take place in Florence from 25th November to 2nd December 2016. The award gets involved both Italian and foreign movies and aims to recommend the intercultural and interreligious topics and their expressions in the world of movies.