SANTI E MUSEI: NeMoSanctI’s seminar of “Semiotics of Religious Cultures” (2022-2023) at the University of Turin

The goal of the seminar – that is part of the course of Semiotics of Religious Cultures hold by our PI Jenny Ponzo – is to apply the semiotic theories about the analysis of museums to study how the figures of saints are represented in ad hoc museums, which actively contribute to narrate the stories of these characters by placing them inside well codified models of sanctity.

The seminar, which will see the participation of numerous scholars from different disciplinary fields, will start on April 13 next. The lectures will be held at the University of Turin and online.

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).