On Thursday 16th March 2023, at 5.30 pm, in the Institute headquarters, the launch of Ermanno Orlando’s ‘Medioevo migratorio. Mobilità, contatti e interazioni in Italia nei secoli V-XV’, il Mulino 2022, will take place. Franco Franceschi and Giuliano Pinto, University of Florence, will discuss about the fusions, the interactions and the contaminations among peoples and civilizations, on a long period of time, from the North to the South of the Italian peninsula, and for a large variety of reasons: conquest, illnesses, economic difficulties, trading, religion and study. Download the program for more details.
The Archives of the Holy See and the Roman Catholicism: II° Winter Workshop, Rome 23rd-27th January 2023
From Monday 23rd to Friday 27th January 2023 the second winter workshop organized by our Institute in order to facilitate a deepen knowledge of the archives of the Holy See and of the documents preserved therein will take place in Rome, at the Sala Erba inside the Barnabite complex of S. Carlo ai Catinari. The lectures will be held by professors Benedetta Albani, Giorgio Caravale, Luca Codignola, Serena Di Nepi and Vitale Zanchettin. The workshops on the documents will be entrusted to Dr. Enrico Flaiani. And there will be guided tours to the following archives: Archivio di Stato di Roma; Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; Fabbrica di San Pietro; Penitenzieria Apostolica and de Propaganda Fide. A new occasion addressed to young and older scholars of various disciplines in order to support the historical research and the enhancement of the ecclesiastical documentary heritage. Download here the inauguration poster.
On Thursday 15th December 2022, at 5.30 pm, in our Institute headquarters, don Alfredo Jacopozzi, the delegate for the interreligious dialogue of the Florence Archdiocese, and Marcello Garzaniti, full professor of Slavic Culture and Orthodoxy at the University of Florence, will talk about the difficult situation caused by the Ukrainian war, debating the different positions on it of the Church of Rome and the Orthodox Churches, and especially focusing on the reasons for peace that Christianism in any case should support and strongly protect. Together with a musical performance by some students of the Scuola di musica di Fiesole, it will be also the occasion to wish each other a Merry Christmas. Download here for more details.
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.
Religious Relations, Conflicts and Mobilities from Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era – Autumn Program
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.
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.
Religious Relations, Conflicts and Mobilities from Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era – Spring Program
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.
‘Baldassarre Turini between the Tuscany of the Medici and the Rome of Raphael. Politics, arts and religious reformation, 1513-1543’. International conference, Rome 28th-29th October 2021
In collaboration with the Commitee for the celebration of the centenary of Raphael, the University for foreigners of Siena and the Institutum Romanum Finlandiae, under the auspices of the Papal Committee for Historical Sciences, and on the initiative of the Diocese of Pescia, we will organize at Villa Lante al Gianicolo, next 28th and 29th October 2021, the international conference ‘Baldassarre Turini between the Tuscany of the Medici and the Rome of Raphael. Politics, arts and religious reformation, 1513-1543’, which will gather renowned scholars of history and history of arts. Download the program for more details.
We re-start our activities in presence with an intensive course addressed to secondary school teachers of the Tuscany Region, within the project ‘Training to know, knowing to live together. Religions and citizenship’. The course is organized by our Institute in collaboration with the Regional School Office of the Minister of Education and with the Union of the Islamic Communities in Italy, with the financial support of the Cassa di risparmio di Firenze Foundation and under the auspices of Regione Toscana, the Municipality of Florence and the National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah in Ferrara, and it is recognized for the purpose of the continuing education. The school teachers will have the opportunity to discuss and debate with renowned university scholars, Christian theologians and Jewish and Islamic spiritual guides, getting also in touch with the participants to the course of the beginning of 2020 during an intercultural laboratory. The inauguration will be hosted by the Tuscany Region at Palazzo Cerretani, Piazza dell’Unità Italiana 1, in Florence, starting from 9.00 a.m. on Friday 28th August 2020. Download here the program for more details.