At the International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law 2019

The PI, Jenny Ponzo, Gabriele Marino, and Gabriele Vissio are participating in the “The Reasonable Interpreter”, as a part of the International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law series, which will take place in Turin, Italy, on September 19-20, 2019. Besides Prof. Ponzo herself, the Organizing Committee includes Angela Condello, Paolo Heritier, and Massimo Leone.

The talk of Jenny Ponzo, which will take place on September 19, within the session Interpretation and Reason in Semiotics, is entitled: “The Offering of Life” as a New Case for Sainthood: Interpretations of Life Models in the Catholic Church between Law, Judicial Practices, and Doctrine

The talk of Gabriele Vissio, within the same session, is entitled: Clinician as Reasonable Interpreter. Philosophical and Semiotic Implications of the Concept of Vital Normativity.

The talk of Gabriele Marino, which will take place on September 20, within the session Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Reasonable Interpretation, is entitled: Automatic for the People. A Brief Cultural History of the Relation between Computation and So-Called Art.

What is NeMoSanctI?


NeMoSanctI is a research project carried out at the University of Turin. It studies how models of sanctity have changed after the Second Vatican Council. To this end, it applies a pioneering methodology based on semiotic theory to a wide corpus of normative, judicial, and narrative texts.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 757314).