At the international workshop “Images in Religious Persuasion: A Cross-Cultural Perspective”

NeMoSanctI PI, Prof. Jenny Ponzo, is participating in the international workshop Images in Religious Persuasion: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, which will take place at the University of Bochum, Germany, on October 1-2, 2019.

Her talk, entitled New Perspectives for a Semiotics of the Ex Voto, will be held on October 10th, at 10:00 AM.

Here is the full program of the workshop:

Images in Religious Persuasion: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien (CERES) Zentrale Wissenschaftliche Einrichtung der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, CERES-Palais, Raum “Ruhrpott” (4.13)

October 1  
9:00 – Massimo LEONE, University of Turin / Shanghai University: Cursing Quipus, Blessing Rosaries: EntangledSemioticIdeologies
10:00 – Martina CORGNATI, Brera Academy of the Fine Arts, Milan: Others than us: Some ideas around Vézelay’s Tympanum
11:15 – Przemysław Urbańczyk, Polish Institute of Advanced Studies: Inter-Religious Dialog in the Art of the Early Polish State
12:00 – Jean-François CORPATAUX, University of Fribourg (CH) : Lier et délier : quelques observations sur la Transfiguration de Raphaël
15:00 – Ugo VOLLI, University of Turin: The Eternal Return of the Repressed: Permanent Icons of Antisemitism
16:00 – Kamila Junik-Łuniewska, Jagellonian University: Politicization of Religious Symbols in India: the Contemporary Scenario
17:00 – Percy ARFEEN, Ruhr University at Bochum: Boundaries as Bridges: Interreligious Encounters in Premodern and Early Modern Kerala, South India
October 2  
9:00 – Robert A. YELLE, LMU Munich: The Biggest Idol in the History of the World
10:00 – Jenny PONZO, University of Turin: New Perspectives for a Semiotics of the Ex Voto
11:15 – Olimpia DRAGOUNI, Humboldt University: Icons in Shared Sacred Sites: A (Non)Meeting Space for Christians and Muslims in the Balkans
14:00 – Victoria DOS SANTOS, University of Turin: Religious Imaginarium as a Seduction Strategy of Contemporary Pop Culture
15:00 – Marco VENTURA, University of Siena, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento: New Perspectives on Inter-Religious Images
16:00 – Discussion

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).