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1938-1948: Racial Laws and Republican Constitution. From Discrimination to Rights

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Our Institute will organize an entire week dedicated to the two anniversaries of the Italian Racial Laws in 1938 and of the Italian Constitution in 1948. From November 22th to 28th 2018 the high schools of Florence and Siena, the university students and the young researchers, together with the citizenry, will be involved in conferences, teamworks, round tables and theathral shows. These initiatives are organized in collaboration with the Università per Stranieri di Siena, the Jews and Waldensian Communities of Florence, Rai Toscana, Cinema La Compagnia, and are financially supported by Regione Toscana. Download here the complete program and the posters of every single initiative.

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Young Scholars Florence Fellowships 2019: the call for applications

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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 2019 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.

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Experiences of monastic life between Occident and Orient

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On Friday 19th October 2018, at 5 pm, the Russian Orthodox Church of Florence will open its doors to our Institute for a guided tour and a conference, during which our fellow Daria Dubovka, from the renowned Russian university Higher School of Economics in Moscow, will interview the two monks Guidalberto Bormolini and Agostino Ziino on their spiritual and religious life, at the confluence of Western and Eastern monastic practices. The conference will be chaired by father Gheorghij Blatinskij, archpriest of the Russian Orthodox Church. Download here the program for more details.

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‘Ethnical and Racial Discriminations and Religious Identities’. Workshop for young researchers

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Here is the fourth edition of our workshop for young researchers, who will be gathered from 24th to 26th October 2018 in Florence discussing their topics together with renowned Italian and foreign scholars. ‘Ethnical and Racial Discriminations and Religious Identities: Norms, Practices and Interactions, 1400-1850’: this is the subject, very delicate also for today’s life, of the workshop, which is financially supported by the Italian Jewish Communities Union, and under the auspices of the Waldensian Church of Florence and the Protestant Cultural Centre ‘Pietro Martire Vermigli’. Download here the program for more details.

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Qur’an and Psychoanalysis

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Next Thursday 20th September, 6 pm, at our Institute, Paolo Branca of the Università cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan and the imam of Florence Izzeddin Elzir will discuss about the last book of the psychoanalist and essayist Angelo Villa, ‘L’origine negata. La soggettività e il Corano’, Mimesis, Milan 2018. The psychoanalysis, probably the most important ‘invention’ of the bourgeois culture of the 20th century, will be confronted with the Sacred Text of Islam. Starting from the basis of the Qur’an, retracing its origins and interpretations, the author takes the reader to the Man, to his/her inner reality, through the ‘short circuits’ between subconscious and religions. Download here the program for more details.

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‘Sangalli Institute Award for the Religious History 2018’ – Call for publications

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Here is the fourth edition of the ‘Sangalli Institute Award for the Religious History’, in collaboration with the Department of University and Research of the Municipality of Florence and under the auspices of the same Municipality, 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 2018.

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‘Ethnical and Racial Discriminations and Religious Identities’: the eligible researchers

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Here is, in alphabetical order, the list of the young researchers eligible to participate to the workshop ‘Ethnical and Racial Discriminations and Religious Identities: Norms, Practices and Interactions, 1400-1850’, that will take place in Florence next October 24th to 26th 2018, with the intervention of renowned Italian and foreign scholars. Click here to see the complete list.

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Kant and Russian ortodoxy

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The diffusion of Kant philosophy in Russian culture was significantly premature: even orthodox ecclesiastic Academies were involved in this process, despite the strict censorship, which defended metaphysics and theological traditions. History and sources of Ecclesiastic Academics philosophy are also analysed through two authors’ works (I.Ja. Vetrinskij and P.D. Jurkevic), which explain the awareness of an essential comparison to the criticism. The inquiry about the reception is analysed in an appendix about the complex evolution of Kantian studies during the decades of the Soviet regime.

Vera Pozzi

Kant e l’ortodossia russa, Accademie ecclesiastiche e filosofia in Russia tra XVIII e XIX secolo

Firenze University Press, Firenze 2017

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Refugees

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The book rebuilds a little known event: the arrival of thousands of exiled moriscos in Italy, descendant of Arabic-muslim origins, occupying Iberic Peninsula for centuries. Christianised after the Reconquista (1492), they were often accused of crypto-Islamism and treason and finally expelled and deported from Spain (1609-1614). What were the obstacles of refugees in the exodus? How did the authorities behave facing their landings? In which way did refugees interact with local populations? Current questions posed to ancient problems, already experienced in other occasions in Italy, in its political fragmentation.

Bruno Pomara Saverino

Rifugiati, I moriscos e l’Italia

Firenze University Press, Firenze 2017

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Workshop call for papers ‘Ethnical and Racial Discriminations and Religious Identities: Norms, Practices and Interactions, 1400-1850’

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Inspired by the alarming re-emerging of racist, xenophobic and anti-semitic feelings and behaviors in our societies, the Sangalli Institute offers 12 grants for young researchers who wish to participate to the workshop “Ethnical and Racial Discriminations and Religious Identities: Norms, Practices and Interactions, 1400-1850”. The participation is open to young researchers in historical, anthropological, literary and art-historical disciplines and in religious studies. The workshop will take place at our Institute from October 24th to 26th 2018, with the participation of renowned Italian and foreign scholars: download the call for papers for more details.

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