• At the 2019 European Academy of Religion annual conference

    NeMoSanctI organizes a panel at the 2019 annual conference of EuARe-European Academy of Religion, which will take place in Bologna, March 4-7, 2019. The panel explores the codification of the […]

  • Presenting the book Donne sugli Altari

    The PI, Jenny Ponzo, is taking part in the presentation of the book Donne sugli altari: Le canonizzazioni femminili di Giovanni Paolo II, by Valentina Ciciliot (Viella, March 2018), which will take place […]

  • At the international symposium A la luz de Roma

    On September 19th, 2018, Dr. Eleonora Rai is taking part the international symposium A la luz de Roma. Santos y santidad en el barroco iberoamericano, held at Roma Tre University, with a talk […]

  • Humanities in a day

    On June 13th, 2018, in the frame of the event “Humanities in a Day” (University of Turin), NeMoSanctI is presented as one of the main elements of the semiotic research at the […]

  • Ancient and Artificial Languages in Today’s Culture

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  • Curia romana e comunità locali nella modellizzazione della santità (secoli XVI-XX)

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  • L’inquisizione romana e i suoi archivi

    On May 16th, 2018, Dr. Eleonora Rai is taking part in the international conference L’Inquisizione romana e i suoi archivi: a vent’anni dall’apertura dell’ACDF in Rome, with a talk entitled: “Il santo e l’eretico: […]

  • At Humanities for Europe

    On December 14th, 2017, the PI, Jenny Ponzo, is taking part in the conference Humanities for Europe, organized by the Laboratory for Ontology at the University of Turin, with a talk on […]

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).