• At the XLVIII congress of AISS-Italian Association for Semiotic Studies

    NeMoSanctI is participating in the XLVIII congress of AISS-Italian Association for Semiotic Studies, Futuro passato (“Future Past”) which will be held online on Google MEET 3, 10, 17, 24 October 2020. The team […]

  • #SemioPills 9: Francesco Marsciani

    Francesco Marsciani, philosopher, is Associate professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna. He is the Founder and the director of CUBE (Centro Universitario Bolognese di Etnosemiotica) He collaborated with […]

  • 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. […]

  • #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 […]

  • #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 […]

  • #SemioPills 5: Daniele Solvi

    Daniele Solvi (1971) è professore aggregato di Letteratura latina medievale e umanistica presso l’Università della Campania “Luigi vanvitelli”, ed è membro del Consiglio direttivo dell’AISSCA (Associazione Italiana per lo Studio […]

  • #SemioPills 4: Robert Yelle

    Robert A. Yelle (b. 1966) is a distinguished American scholar in the fields of semiotics, anthropology, and history of religion. He is Professor of “Theory and Method of Religious Studies” […]

  • At the seminary Icônes et écrans, talking about Saints and Internet memes

    Semiotician Gabriele Marino and philosopher Gabriele Vissio are taking part in the third session of the international seminary “Icônes et écrans / Icone e schermi” organized by the Department of […]

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).