• At the “Tecnologie della visibilità. Dall’immagine antica all’immagine ipermoderna” seminar

    NeMoSanctI collaborated to the organization of the seminar Tecnologie della visibilità. Dall’immagine antica all’immagine ipermoderna, organized by the Department of “Humanisme Numérique” at the Collège des Bernardins in Paris and […]

  • Our response to Coronavirus Global emergency

    NeMoSanctI research team joins the Corona Virus Global Response cause. Here you can find the questions to which we have responded: Why you joined the global efforts against Coronavirus? Why […]

  • #SemioPills 8: Francesco Galofaro

    Francesco Galofaro joined NeMoSanctI as an expert in semiotic analysis. Within the project, he carries a semiotic study of process of canonization and hagiographic texts issued by the Catholic Church. […]

  • Jenny Ponzo’s “The Case of the ‘Offering of Life’ in the Causes for Canonization of Catholic Saints: The Threshold of Self‑Sacrifice”

    May 2020, “International Journal for the Semiotics of Law” publishes a paper by Jenny Ponzo (NeMoSanctI ERC Project Principal Investigator) entiteled “The Case of the ‘Offering of Life’ in the […]

  • On Futura Magazine

    NeMoSanctI has been presented on FUTURA, the magazine of the master in journalism of the University of Turin. The article is available at the following link: Jenny Ponzo interviewed by Jacopo […]

  • At the “Seminar on the basis of theory of signification” by Prof. Francesco Marsciani

    Our team member Francesco Galofaro, semiotician, is participating the Seminar on the basis of theory of signification (Seminario sui fondamenti di teoria della significazione), organized by Francesco Marsciani, semiotician (University […]

  • #SemioPills 7: Heidi Campbell

    Heidi A. Campbell teaches media studies on themes related to media theory, global and popular culture and media & religion. Her research focuses on how religion is translated and transformed […]

  • At the permanent seminar “I santi internauti”

    Research team members Gabriele Marino, semiotician, and Marco Papasidero, historian of Christianity, are participating in the permanent seminar I santi internauti, organized by Daniele Solvi, philologist, and Claudia Santi, historian […]

  • #SemioPills 6: Jenny Ponzo

    Jenny Ponzo is Associate Professor of Semiotics at the University of Turin (Italy). She is the Principal Investigator of the ERC research project NeMoSanctI. She is the Director of the […]

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).