On Wednesday 23rd November 2022, at 5.30 pm, in the Institute headquarters, the launch of Alessandra Giannotti’s ‘Sculture in terracotta. Devozione nella casa fiorentina del Rinascimento’, Leo S. Olschki 2021, will take place. Carlo Sisi and Bruce Edelstein will discuss about the individual and familiar devotions in Renaissance Florence, in relations with their ‘objects’, specifically the terracotta sculptures; about their artistic and religious commission and about the attention with which the collectors during the following years have helped the preservation of those artistic objects. Download the program for more details.
Here we are with the autumn series of online launches entitled ‘Religious relations, conflicts and mobilities from Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era’, organized by our former scholarship owners Matteo Binasco, Laura Fenelli and Maria Chiara Rioli. During the months of November and December, the recent books by David Salomoni, Alessandro Santagata and Giovanna Fiume will be launched and discussed. Download here the program for more details.
Here is the call for application of the second winter seminar organized by our Institute to to propitiate the approach of the young scholars in Humanities to the knowledge and the use of the archives of the Holy See and of the Roman Catholicism, through lectures and workshops held by renowned scholars who have attended them and deeply know them, and through guided tours to the State Archives of Rome, and to the Archives of the Congregation for the doctrine of the faith, Propaganda Fide, Apostolic Penitentiary and Fabbrica di San Pietro. During the last week of the next month of January 2023, a selected group of researchers will be guided to the comprehension of the papal documents, together with the knowledge of the archives they are stored in. The deadline for the application is next 30th November 2022. For information and costs download here.
Here is the eighth edition of the ‘Sangalli Institute Award for the Religious History’, in collaboration with the Department of University and Research of the Municipality of Florence, with a judging board composed of renowned Italian and Foreign scholars. 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 2022.
On Thursday 5th May 2022, we are among the patrons of a conference on the religious freedom which will take place in the Sala delle Conferenze of the Camera dei deputati in Rome. The conference, organized together with many others universities especially from Tuscany, will gathered leaders of religions and religious confessions, discussing together on a subject that our Institute has faced and deepened during the last years. Download here for more details.
In collaboration with the Pontificia Università Gregoriana, on Thursday 5th May 2022 at 3 pm, a conference on the synodal pathways and on the ecclesial collegiality from the first centuries of the Christianity to the contemporary era will take place in Rome, at the Gregoriana. Download here the program for more details.
This research focuses on the d’Este cardinals’ diplomatic and religious actions and on their role as mediators between Italy and France. The objective is to uncover the geopolitical foundations of their actions whilst highlighting the different scales thereof. The presence of Ippolito II and Luigi d’Este is studied both in terms of their material presence and their participation in the political stakes of the time. Finally, by examining their modus operandi on the international scene, this study argues that a Catholic identity is emerging which is not heterodox for which crossing the mountains leads to readjustments in manners of expressing and representing the Catholic faith.
Entre l’Aigle, les Lys et la tiare
Firenze University Press, Firenze 2021
The present book investigates the social and religious history of the Portuguese-Jewish community of Hamburg during what may have been the most important period of its history – the second half of the seventeenth century. The political and economic rise of this small but influential community of New Christian bankers and merchants is analysed against the backdrop of its institutional dynamics, in an overall perspective never before conceived. The political, religious, economic, legal, charitable and disciplinary history of the community is thus explored through the analysis of the protocol books of the Portuguese Nation of Hamburg, written between 1652 and 1682. This is the intimate and fascinating journey of their everyday lives, hopes and challenges, as brought to us by their leaders.
Os Judeus Portugueses de Hamburgo
Firenze University Press, Firenze 2021
Matteo Binasco, Laura Fenelli and Maria Chiara Rioli, former scholarship owners of our Institute, will organize during the months of April and May 2022 a first series of online launches entitled ‘Religious relations, conflicts and mobilities from Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era’. The recent books by Paolo Cozzo, Lucia Ceci and Stefano Villani will be launched and discussed. Download here the program for more details.
We are going to restart, after the pause due to the pandemic, the appointment with our 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 and their education institutions, 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 Dominican Friars, to the Central Archives of the Capuchins Friars, to the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu, to the Archives of the Venerable English College and the Saint Isidore’s Irish College. From 13th to 17ht June 2022, 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 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 2022, the course will be however held when reached the number of 15 participants. For information and costs download here.