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February 2020

The Central Archives of the Religious Orders: lectures, workshops, guided tours

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New appointment with a Roman weekly workshop wishing to propitiate the approach of the young scholars in Humanities to the knowledge and the use of the central archives of the religious orders, through lectures and workshops held by renowned scholars who have attended them and deeply know them, and through guided tours to the Historical Archives of the Franciscan Friars, to the Central Archives of the Capuchins, to the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu, to the General Archives of the Scalabrinians and to the Central Archives of the Combonians. During the last week of the next month of June 2020, a selected group of researchers will be guided to the comprehension of the documents, together with the knowledge of the archives they are stored in: a unique occasion for scholars involved in the history of the religious orders, of their missionary actions on a global scale and more broadly in the history of Catholicism in the early modern, modern and contemporary eras. The deadline for the application is next 30th April 2020, the course will be however held when reached the number of 12 participants. For information and costs download here.

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Goethe and Islam

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On Friday 28th February 2020, at 6 pm, our Institute will host the launch of the book by Francesca Bocca-Aldaqre and Pietrangelo Buttafuoco ‘Sotto il suo passo nascono i fiori. Goethe e l’Islam’, edited by La nave di Teseo, Milan 2019. The Germanist Simona Manetti Ignesti and Milva Segato, of the Regional School Office in Tuscany, will discuss with the authors the elements detectable inside his letters and disseminated into the archives of the approaching of Johann Wolfgang Goethe towards the Eastern world and especially towards the Islamic Eastern world, but in a fruitful and vital connection with the Western philosophy and spirituality. It will also be the occasion to debate on what Islam is nowadays in Italy and in Europe. Download here for more details.

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Jewish Siena in the Early Modern Age

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On Thursday 27th February 2020, from 9 am, a conference dedicated to the Sienese Jewish life during the early modern history will take place in Siena. Divided between the local Statal Archives and the Sinagogue, the sessions of this international congress will focus on the Jewish archival collections; on economics, society, demography, laws and culture inside and outside the Sienese ghetto; on Jewish music and rites, in dialogue with the city context. Organized by the Statal Archives of Siena, the local Jewish Community, the Statal Department for the cultural heritage and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales de Paris, in collaboration, among the others, with our Institute, the conference will be an important occasion to deepen the knowledge of the Sienese and Tuscan Jewish history. Download here for more details.

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