Semiotics of Religion

  • #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 […]

  • Article – The semiotics of litanies from the Middle Ages to the YouTube era (2020)

    NeMoSanctI members Jenny Ponzo, Francesco Galofaro and Gabriele Marino are proud to be part of this beautiful publication from Brill dedicated to the subject of the litany: The Litany in […]

  • #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 […]

  • Panel “Agiografie pop: dagli ex voto ai meme” at the conference “Comunicare la santità” (Rome, Jan. 21-23, 2020)

    NeMoSanctI is participating in the conference “Comunicare la santità” (‘Communicating Sanctity’), organized by AISSCA-Associazione italiana per lo studio della santità, dei culti e dell’agiografia (‘The Italian Association for the study […]

  • Semiotics of Religion

    The semiotics of religion was born within the French milieu in the 1970s, as a filiation, on the one hand, of literary semiotics (narratology and the work on narrativity carried […]

  • At the conference “The Book and the Religions: Birth and Spread of the Sacred Text” (Senigallia, Nov. 30, 2019)

    Reasearch team member Gabriele Marino, semiotician, is participating in the conference The Book and the Religions: Birth and Spread of the Sacred Text (Il libro e le religioni: nascita e […]

  • #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” […]

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).