At European Researchers’ Night 2020

NeMoSanctI is participating in Sharper 2020, the European Researchers’ Night. Our event “L’abito fa il santo, dalla corsia all’iconografia” will take place online, from 24 to 28 November 2020. For this edition, we have decided to create a game. Below the description of our activity.

Who has proven to be the new “lay saint” during the Coronavirus pandemic? After the outbreak of the pandemic, some workers were compared to the Saints. For example, members of the medical staff have been defined by Pope Francis as “the saints next door”.

Change your saints’ outfit by clicking on the dress and on the object between them; to cycle between backgrounds press the button “sfondo”. To scroll through the wallpapers press the Wallpaper button.

The game is made by the team member Francesco Galofaro with the Scratch block language developed by MIT and aimed at girls and boys.

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).