Next Thursday 22nd February 2018, at 6 pm, our Institute will host a lecture of Prof. Mark Gamsa, Tel Aviv University, Israel, concerning the presence of the Jews communities in China in a long period perspective, since XIIth century till nowadays. Joseph Levi, former chief-rabbi of the Jews Community in Florence, will introduce and moderate. Download here for more details.
On Wednesday 14th February 2018, at 5 pm, our Institute will host a conference which aims to make a point about the presence of silence and prayer rooms, as well as houses of religions today between Italy and Spain: that is places where, especially inside public institutions, the believers in different faiths can gather together in meditation and worship. Chaired by Alessandro Bedini of the Corriere della Sera, the speakers will talk about religious freedom as well as mutual understanding and respect. Download here the program for more details.
Next Tuesday 6th February 2018, 6 pm, at our Institue, Lucia Frattarelli Fischer (University of Pisa) and Vincenzo Lavenia (University of Bononia) will discuss the book of the winner of our Award for the religious history, 2015 edition, Samuela Marconcini, ‘For heaven’s sake. Becoming Christians in Florence, XVIIth-XVIIIth Centuries’, Firenze University Press 2016. The launch will be chaired by Maria Pia Paoli, Scuola Normale Superiore. Download here the program for more details.
An international colloquium in order to deepen the knowledge of one of the most representative figures of the religious and political Seventeenth Century: Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Charles V’s counselor, viceroy of Naples, cardinal, ambassador and archbishop of Malines. Prepared during the last year, at 5oo years since his birth, in collaboration with the Medici Archive Project, the conference will gather, next 25th and 26th January 2018, renowned scholars from all over Europe debating the multiple aspects of an outstanding personality: the art collector and patron, the refined politician, the diplomat, the mediator, the churchman. Download here the program for more details.
Next Thursday 18th January 2018, the Accademia dei Ponti will organize, in collaboration with our Institute, an occasion to meditate on the need for dialogue and debate in order to re-establish a new culture of peace, in a world full of violent conflicts. Our actual fellow Babere Kerata Chacha, Laikipia University, will participate talking about the complicated ethnic and religious situation today in Kenya. Download here the program for more details.
The ‘Sangalli Institute Award for the Religious History 2017’: the merit ranking (two winners)
First Award: Silvia Manzi, “Nella lingua di ciascuno. Bolle pontificie e normativa ecclesiastica in volgare nella prima età moderna (1545-1629)”
Second Award: Francesca Campigli, “Il Cammino Neocatecumenale. Genesi di una realtà ecclesiale attraverso lo studio delle fonti”.
Click here to visualize the whole merit ranking.
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 for 2018 to international young scholars of any nationality with an adequate qualification on religious topics, privileging interdisciplinary and interreligious perspectives. Download here the call for fellowship applications for more details.
Next Wednesday 6th December 2017, 5 pm, at the Biblioteca di Storia moderna e contemporanea in Rome, Lucia Ceci (Università di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’) and Sofia Boesch Gajano (Centro Europeo di Studi Agiografici, Rieti) will discuss the book of the winner of our Award for the religious history, 2015 edition, Alessandro Di Marco, ‘Lourdes: the miracles stories. Origin and development of a worldwide devotion’, Firenze University Press 2016. The launch will be chaired by Patrizia Rusciani, director of the same library. Download here the program for more details.
Next Friday 1st December 2017, at 5.30 pm, our Institute will celebrate the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution with a lecture of one of the most prominent Italian scholars of the Russian history: Giovanni Codevilla, already professor of Comparative Ecclesiastical Law at the University of Trieste, will speak about the Orthodox Church and the revolution. The lecture will be introduced and moderated by Mauro Moretti, professor of Contemporary History at the University for Foreigners of Siena. Download here the program for more details.
Our Institute is going to conclude the initiatives for the five hundredth anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation with an international conference, co-organized together with the University of Florence-SAGAS Department and the Medici Archive Project, and that will take place in Florence from the 23rd to the 25th of November 2017, with the participation of prominent Italian and foreign scholars. Download here the program for more details.