NeMoSanctI Workshop at the IRSL: “The role of exemplary characters in the interreligious translation of norms and religious practices”. Rome, May 24-25 2023.

Te workshop is organized by NeMoSanctI in the context of the 23rd International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law – IRSL 2023: Global Semiotics and Everyday Legal Claims Intercultural Use of Law, Interreligious Dialogue and Translation Ethics, that will take place in Rome on 24-27 May 2023

IRSL is organized by Mario Ricca and hosted by Pontificia Università Antonianum Via Merulana, 124 – Auditorium Antonianum, Viale Manzoni, 1 – Roma.


May 24, h. 14:30 -16:00

Richard Sherwin (New York Law School), Sacred Bonds: Toward a Eudaimonic Transvaluation of Identity Economics

Paolo Heritier (University of Oriental Piedmont), Digital acclamations. From laudes regiae to social networks

Angela Condello (University of Messina), OMNES ET SINGULATIM. The pastoral visitation as a normative paradigm

May 24, h. 16:30 -18:00

Antonio Santangelo (University of Turin), Changing perspective. Between illuminations, aesthetic grips and structuralism

Anna Maria Lorusso (University of Bologna), Pope Francis, between exemplarity and normality

Paolo Peverini (LUISS Guido Carli University), Walking together. A semiotic analysis of Pope Francis’ apostolic journey to Canada as a multimodal construct.

May 25, h. 9:30 – 11:00

Massimo Leone (University of Turin; Bruno Kessler Foundation; Shanghai University; University of Cambridge), Institutional Norms and Exemplary Exceptions: The Face of Martin de Porres asInterethnic Manifesto

Francesco Galofaro (Università IULM, Milan) The role of the Saints and of the Virgin in the Catholic-Orthodox encounter in Poland

Jenny Ponzo (University of Turin), Exemplary women preachers and the role of saints as interpreters of the Scriptures

May 25, h. 11:30 – 13:00

Gianfranco Bria (University La Sapienza) and Maria Chiara Giorda (University Roma Tre), Tactful experiences, ordered chaos and institutional negotiations: St Anthony’s interreligious pilgrimage in Laç, Northern Albania

Marco Papasidero (University of Palermo), Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, first Mexican saint: the problematic canonization of a legendary intercultural figure

Magdalena Maria Kubas (University of Turin), The rhetorics of doubt and investigation in the literary narration of the lives of saints

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).