• IL SACRO E IL CORPO: NeMoSanctI’s seminar of “Semiotics of Religious Cultures” (2021-2022) at the University of Turin

    The goal of this course of Semiotics of Religious Cultures is to provide students with an in-depth analysis of the discourse on the relation between the body and experience of […]

  • At ART (Aesthetics Research Torino) Philosophical Seminar

    Our PI Jenny Ponzo is giving a lecture at ART (Aesthetics Research Torino) Philosophical Seminar on the topic “The accessibility of the sacred body in Catholic art and culture”. The event will […]

  • At I santi internauti

    Our PI Jenny Ponzo is participating in the new workshop cycle of I santi internauti, organized at the University of Campania by Daniele Solvi, Claudia Santi and Tommaso Caliò, together with AISSCA. […]

  • At the Bruno Kessler Foundation

    NeMoSanctI is participating in the International seminar “De-Polarization in Religion and Ethics”, organized by Bruno Kessler Foundation. Our PI Jenny Ponzo will talk about The Polarization of Religious Values in the Urban Tissue: The Case of the Reuse of Catholic Churches in Italy, on 11 March 2022. Francesco […]

  • At “Juri Lotman’s Semiosphere” Congress

    Our PI Jenny Ponzo with Francesco Galofaro and Magdalena Maria Kubas is participating in the international congress “Juri Lotman’s Semiosphere”, which celebrates the centenary of the birth of Juri Lotman […]

  • At the “Incontri sul senso” 2022

    NeMoSanctI is among the organizers of the 2022 “Incontri sul senso”. The seminars will be held at the University of Turin, from 17 January to 12 May 2022. The topic […]

  • At the Conference “Schermi oscuri. L’inferno dantesco nel cinema e nei media audiovisivi”

    PI Jenny Ponzo will be the chair of the session Mappe e territori within the Conference “Schermi oscuri. L’inferno dantesco nel cinema e nei media audiovisivi”, on 17 December 2021. The event […]

  • At Compalit conference 2021

    Magdalena Maria Kubas is participating in the conference “Con i buoni sentimenti si fanno brutti libri? Etiche, estetiche e problemi della rappresentazione”, organized by Compalit (Associazione di teoria e storia […]

  • At MOD conference

    Magdalena Maria Kubas is participating in the MOD conference (Società Italiana per lo Studio della modernità letteraria) on the theme  Contronarrazioni. Il racconto del potere nella modernità letteraria, that will be held at the University La Sapienza […]

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).