For our first two years of activity: the press conference

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Next Wednesday 19th October, at midday, in the Sala Macconi of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, the Municipaly will host our Institute for a press conference that will be the occasion to make an assessment of the first two years of activity and to launch the ‘Florence Short Term Fellowships Program’: the vice-mayor Cristina Giachi, our president Maurizio Sangalli, the scientific director of the program Massimo Carlo Giannini, the vice-president of the Ente Cassa di risparmio di Firenze Pier Luigi Rossi Ferrini and the responsible of the R.F. Kennedy International House of Human Rights Florence Danila Paladino will illustrate it to the journalists and to the participants, together with the first two scholars who are already arrived in Florence for their residential month, prof. Abdullah Ibrahim from Qatar and prof. Jonas Otterbeck from Sweden. Download here the invitation to the press conference.

‘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.

‘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.

‘Sangalli Institute Award for the Religious History 2016’ – Call for publications

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Here is the second edition of the ‘Sangalli Institute Award for the Religious History’, in collaboration with the Department of University and Research of the Municipality of Florence and under the auspices of the same Municipality. Also this year, our award is joining the ‘Premio Ricerca Città di Firenze’ and it is addressed to young Italian and Foreign researchers, offering them the possibility of publishing two books concerning the religious history from Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era, in an inter-disciplinary and inter-religious perspective. The essays will appear in a dedicated book series of the Firenze University Press. Deadline: 1st November 2016.

“Lest I might some day appear to myself wholly and solely a mere man of words”

(Plato, Seventh Letter, 328C)

Sangalli Institute

The Sangalli Institute for the religious history and cultures is a secular and non-religious institution, addressed to the knowledge and the study of the history and the religious cultures, without distinction between any religious denomination.

It has been created thanks to the generosity of the Sangalli family from Rogno (Bergamo, Italy). The dedication is intended to honour the memory of its members, who, still alive, could express their generosity with relevant donations with charity purposes.

The Sangalli Institute was born in April 2014. Among its goals, there is the purpose to favour and promote, in Italy and abroad, the socio-religious studies both in a long-period historical perspective, in a multi and inter-disciplinary view; and in a larger cultural dimension, open to the comparison and the inter-religious dialogue.

The results of its studies will be disseminated by any possible means of communication, like seminars, congresses, conferences, lessons, publications and internet, in order to particularly support the activity of young scholars.

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