Africa: among Religions and Human Rights

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We are going to close our first semester of activities with the fourth appointment of our series ‘Religions: local and global scenarios’: next Thursday 13th July 2017, in our headquarters in Piazza di San Firenze in Florence, prof. Tabona Shoko, from Zimbabwe University in Harare, who is in town with the project of the ‘Florence Short Term Fellowships’, financially supported by the Fondazione Cassa di risparmio di Firenze, will talk about christianity, traditional African religions and human rights in his country, martyrized by the inter-ethnic conflicts as it was. Together with him, Mariella Abruzzo, from the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Italy, a young scholar who has studied the women condition in Zimbabwe, both chaired by the journalist Michele Brancale. Download here the program for more details.

Jewish Diasporas in the Early Modern World

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Third appointment with our series ‘Religions: local and global scenarios’: our Institute, in collaboration with the Jewish Community of Florence, next Tuesday 20th June 2017, at the Florentine Synagogue, will organize a lecture of prof. James W. Nelson Novoa, from the University of Ottawa, who is in town with the project of the ‘Florence Short Term Fellowships’, financially supported by the Fondazione Cassa di risparmio di Firenze. Chaired by chief rabbi Joseph Levi, prof. Novoa will discuss about the Jewish Diaspora from Spain and Portugal in the early modern centuries. Download here the program for more details.

Young Scholars Florence Fellowships: the call for applications

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The Sangalli Institute is glad to announce to the international community of the young researchers (included the Italians) the publication of the call for applications to the ‘Young Scholars Florence Fellowships in Religious History and Religious Studies’: three residencial monthly fellowhips (worth 2.000,00 euros each) will be offered to international young scholars of any nationality with ad adequate qualification on religious topics, privileging interdisciplinary and interreligious perspectives, for the first academic semester 2017-2018. Download here the call for fellowship applications for more details.

The Dominicans between Middle Ages and today

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Next Wednesday June 14th, at 5 pm, in the Salone Multimediale of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, our Institute, in collaboration with the Provincia romana di santa Caterina da Siena and other Dominicans institutions, will organize the launch of the book of our vice-president Massimo Carlo Giannini ‘I domenicani’, il Mulino, Bononia 2016. Franco Cardini and Roberto Rusconi will discuss about the historical aspects of a fundamental religious order in the history of the Church. Download here the program for more details.

“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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