‘The gaze of the other. The challenge of dialogue between cultures and religions’ is the new award that our Institute has decided to assign in occasion of the prestigious kermesse of the Festival dei Popoli, the festival of the documentary film, which will take place in Florence from 25th November to 2nd December 2016. The award gets involved both Italian and foreign movies and aims to recommend the intercultural and interreligious topics and their expressions in the world of movies.
Here is the second 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. 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 2016.
Here is the merit ranking of the young researchers who applied to participate to the workshop ‘Writing on Religion in the Modern Age (XVIth-XVIIIth c.)’, that will take place in Florence next September 14th to 16th 2016, with the intervention of renowned Italian and foreign scholars.
Here are the results of the ‘Florence Short Term Fellowships Program, 2016-17’
1st July 2016 – 30th July 2017
Roberto Di Stefano (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Abdullah Ibrahim (Doha, Qatar)
James W. Nelson Novoa (Ottawa, Canada)
Jonas Otterbeck (Lund, Sweden)
Tabona Shoko (Harare, Zimbabwe)
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For Montini-La Pira epistolary, 1944-1963: the results
1° May 2016 – 1° February 2017
Giuseppe Emiliano Bonura and Maria Chiara Rioli (winners ex-aequo)
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Here is the merit ranking of the call for papers for the two-days conference ‘Orlando Furioso 1516-2016. New studies for the fifth centennial of the editio princeps’, which will take place in Reggio Emilia and Florence next 19th and 20th May 2016. Click here for the details.
The ‘Sangalli Institute Award for the Religious History’: the merit ranking (two winners)
First award: Alessandro Di Marco, “Gli uomini che fecero Lourdes. Genesi e sviluppo di una devozione di massa tra letteratura e scienza”
Second award: Samuela Marconcini, “La Casa dei catecumeni di Firenze. Storia di un’istituzione per le conversioni al cattolicesimo, tra Seicento e Settecento”
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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”.
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.