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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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Pope Marcello II between West and East, in the middle of XVIth century

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Next Friday 22nd June 2018, in Montepulciano (Siena), a conference on the figure of pope Marcello II, from the local Cervini family, will take place. He was pope for few weeks in 1555, and the conference will focus on the Papacy in the middle of the XVIth century, during the first sessions of the Council of Trent, stressing especially his interest for the Western and Orthodox world. The conference will be held in collaboration with the local Biblioteca-Archivio ‘Piero Calamandrei’ and will take place inside the Palazzo del Capitano in Piazza Duomo. Download here the program for more details.

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China, Chinese and the Western World

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Next Tuesday 8th May 2018, at 11.45 am, Xie Mingguang, from Beijging Foreign Studies University and actual fellow at our Institute, will take a lecture about the relations among Jesuits such as Matteo Ricci and Nicolas Trigault and the world of the Chinese scholars, particularly regarding the translation, and therefore the interpretation, in Chinese language of the texts of the Western tradition, religious but not only, during the early modern era. The lecture will take place in Siena at the local University for foreigners, within the initiatives of the Doctorate in ‘Linguistica storica, Linguistica educativa e Italianistica’. Download here the program for more details.

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The Papal Curia between Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

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On Monday 16th April 2018, from 9.15 am, the Sangalli Institute will organize in Rome, in collaboration with the Pontificia Università Gregoriana and the review ‘Archivum Historiae Pontificiae’, the international conference “Ruling through Congregations. The Papal Curia between institutional practices and informal logics (XVIth-XVIIth centuries)”: how the congregations established by the popes after the Council of Trient to rule Catholicism were working? who were the cardinals chairing and composing them? which was the profile of the personnel involved? in which way the congregations were in contact with the ecclesiastical catholic institutions all over the world? Download here the program for more details.

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For Montini-La Pira epistolary, 1944-1963: call for application for a scholarship

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We are glad to announce the call for application for a scholarship about the critic edition of the letters between mons. Giovan Battista Montini and Giorgio La Pira from the 40s to the first 60s of Twentieth Century. The call for application is the result of a collaboration with the Fondazione Giorgio La Pira in Florence and the Istituto Paolo VI in Concesio (Bs), which will publish the book. Second post-war period in Italy with Montini and La Pira’s experiences will offer a wide range of aspects of Italian political, cultural and spiritual life. The deadline is the 31st of March; download here the call for application to see more details.

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Young Scholars Florence Fellowships 2018: the results

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Here are the results of the ‘Young Scholars Florence Fellowships 2018’

1st March-30th June / 15th September-15th December 2018

Daria Dubovka (Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, St. Petersburg – Russian Federation)

Sam Kennerley (Peterhouse College, Cambridge – Great Britain)

Mingguang Xie (Beijing Foreign Studies University – China)

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China and Jews, Jews in China

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Next Thursday 22nd February 2018, at 6 pm, our Institute will host a lecture of Prof. Mark Gamsa, Tel Aviv University, Israel, concerning the presence of the Jews communities in China in a long period perspective, since XIIth century till nowadays. Joseph Levi, former chief-rabbi of the Jews Community in Florence, will introduce and moderate. Download here for more details.

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Multi-religious spaces today in Italy and Spain

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On Wednesday 14th February 2018, at 5 pm, our Institute will host a conference which aims to make a point about the presence of silence and prayer rooms, as well as houses of religions today between Italy and Spain: that is places where, especially inside public institutions, the believers in different faiths can gather together in meditation and worship. Chaired by Alessandro Bedini of the Corriere della Sera, the speakers will talk about religious freedom as well as mutual understanding and respect. Download here the program for more details.

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