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.
The merit ranking of the scholarship ‘Cities and religions. Past and present for a peaceful coexistence’, 1st November 2015 – 1st May 2016
Winner: Aitana Guia
Research plan: “Cities and the peaceful coexistence of the faiths: best practices, past and present”.
Special mention to the research plans of James Garrison, “Future Syrian voices: Syrian migration and religious (in)tolerance as experienced by the diaspora’s future urban élite”; and of Maria Chiara Rioli, “Mayor Giorgio La Pira, Florence and the creation of a ‘new Mediterranean”.
After the summer break, we restart with the launches of new books: next Tuesday 13th October 2015, a new appointment with the Nicoletta Marcelli’s essay on the teacher of Lorenzo il Magnifico, ‘Gentile Becchi. Il poeta, il vescovo, l’uomo’, Le Lettere editore, a fascinating tableau about Florence during the second half of the XVth century: see the programme in detail.
Here is the programme of the workshop for young researchers that our Institute will organize in Rome next 5th to 8th October 2015, in collaboration with the Escuela Española de Historia y Archeología, via di S. Eufemia 13. It is a new step in order to improve our international collaborations, focusing on some crucial aspects of the ‘building’ of Europe during the last centuries, and financially supporting young scholars. The workshop is organized by our vice-president Massimo Carlo Giannini and by Rafael Valladares as far as the Escuela. Renowned Italian and foreign scholars will be gathered in Rome together with a group of young researchers coming from European and non-European countries. Download the programme for more details.
On the occasion of the Forum ‘Unity in Diversity’, that will take place in Florence next 5th-8th November 2015, with the participation of the Mayors of a hundred cities around the world specifically involved in peace and peaceful coexistence among people, reminding a similar initiative thought and desired in 1965 by the Mayor of Florence Giorgio La Pira, the Sangalli Institute offers its third scholarship for this year, whose title is ‘Cities and Religions. Past and Present for a peaceful coexistence’, in collaboration with the Municipality of Florence, promoter of the Forum, and with the participation of UBI – Banco di Brescia. The winner will be rewarded by the Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella and by the President of our Institute during the days of the Forum. Download the announcement for more details.
Here is, as announced, the announcement of selection for the ‘Sangalli Institute Award for the Religious History’, in collaboration with the Department of University and Research of the Municipality of Florence, represented by its chief Cristina Giachi. Our Award, adjoining this year the ‘Premio Ricerca Città di Firenze’, is under the auspices of the Municipality of Florence. Addressed to young Italian and Foreign researchers, it will offer to the two winners the possibility to publish books concerning the religious history from Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era, in a new book series of the Firenze University Press. Deadline: 1st November 2015.
The ‘Sangalli Institute Award for the Religious History’ is coming next 1st September. In collaboration with the Department University and Research of the Municipality of Florence and with the patronage of the same Municipality, the announcement of selection will concern the publication of two books peer-reviewed, without geographical, cultural or thematic restrictions, regarding the religious history from Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era. The announcement of selection will be addressed to young Italian and Foreign researchers. The books will be hosted in a new collection published by the Firenze University Press. The award will be delivered during a public ceremony taking place in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.
Here is the merit ranking of the 12 young researchers participating to the atelier ‘Secularism and Religion in Modern Europe’, that will take place in Rome next October 5th to 9th 2015, with the intervention of renowned Italian and foreign scholars.