The Sangalli Institute for the religious history and cultures is glad to announce to the international scientific community the launch of the ‘Florence Short Term Fellowships Program in Religious History and Religious Studies’: for the academic year 2016-2017, five residential monthly fellowships (worth 2,000 euros each) will be offered to international scholars of every nationality with an excellent qualification on religious topics, privileging interdisciplinary, interreligious and multi-cultural perspectives. The program is held in collaboration with the City of Florence and the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Center, and with the financial support of the Ente Cassa di risparmio di Firenze. Download the call for fellowship applications for more details.
First appointment with the series ‘Religion is served. Jews, Christians and Muslims come together … eating’, launched last December: on Wednesday, 6th April 2016, at 6 pm, in our headquarters, the chief-rabbi of Florence, Joseph Levi, will give a lecture on the religious, cultural and symbolic meanings of the Jewish dishes and of their cooking way. Then, the students of the catering Institute ‘Aurelio Saffi’ of Florence will offer a tasting menu with some of those Jewish dishes. Download here the programme for more details.
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.
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.
Here is the merit ranking of the call for papers for the two-days conference ‘Orlando Furioso 1516-2016. New studies for the fifth centennial of the editio princeps’, which will take place in Reggio Emilia and Florence next 19th and 20th May 2016. Click here for the details.
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.
The ‘Sangalli Institute Award for the Religious History’: the merit ranking (two winners)
First award: Alessandro Di Marco, “Gli uomini che fecero Lourdes. Genesi e sviluppo di una devozione di massa tra letteratura e scienza”
Second award: Samuela Marconcini, “La Casa dei catecumeni di Firenze. Storia di un’istituzione per le conversioni al cattolicesimo, tra Seicento e Settecento”
Click here to visualize the whole merit ranking.
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.
On the occasion of the fifth centennial of the Orlando Furioso editio princeps, which appeared in Ferrara in 1516, our Institute and the Famiglia Artistica Reggiana-Studium Regiense Foundation in Reggio Emilia, with the participation of the Centro studi Matteo Maria Boiardo in Scandiano, will organize the two-days conference “Orlando Furioso 1516-2016. New studies for the fifth centennial of the editio princeps”, Reggio Emilia-Florence 19th-20th May 2016. Download here the call for papers.
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.