• #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” […]

  • #SemioPills 3: Ugo Volli

    Ugo Volli (b. 1948, Trieste) is a prominent Italian intellectual and a leading figure in the fields of semiotics and the philosophy of language. A close friend and collaborator of […]

  • #SemioPills 2: Jörg Rüpke

    Jörg Rüpke is a leading figure in the field of comparative religion and classical philology, and a renowned expert in Roman religion. He is full professor and deputy director of […]

  • #SemioPills 1: Massimo Leone

    We are happy to launch our series of video-interviews with the most prominent scholars in the field of semiotics of religion, and to start with Massimo Leone. Massimo Leone is […]

  • The results of our work

    This section will host the tangible outcomes of our team’s scientific efforts in studying the most recent articulations of the notion of sanctity: conference papers, journal articles, book chapters, and […]

  • An online guide to our field of study

    This section will host a series of introductory posts to semiotics and to the semiotics of religion. Different textual genres (definitions, bibliographies, summaries, interviews etc.) and different types of semiotic resources […]

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).