Semiotics of Religion

  • At the “Religion and Communication” course of Prof. Marco Ventura

    PI Jenny Ponzo is participating in the course  Religion and Communication (Religione e comunicazione) of Prof. Marco Ventura, at the University of Siena, on October 29, 2020, h. 10. The program is available […]

  • At the International Conference “Iconography and Hagiography: Visualizing Holiness” in Rijeka

    Team member Francesco Galofaro is participating to the 14th International Conference of Iconographic Studies “Iconography and Hagiography: Visualizing Holiness”, that will be held in Rijeka 15 and 16 October 2020. […]

  • At the webinar “Immagini del corpo//Immaginari della salute”

    NeMoSanctI is participating at the webinar Immagini del corpo//Immaginari della salute, that will be held in different sessions, from 13 October to 3 December, 2020. PI Jenny Ponzo will have a speech entitled Ex voto e memoria della guarigione […]

  • 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 […]

  • At the “Critical Semiotics” course of Prof. Massimo Leone

    NeMoSanctI’s PI Jenny Ponzo will give a lecture inside the course “Critical Semiotics. From Sign to Ideology” of Prof. Massimo Leone, at the University of Shangai. The lecture, entitled Ideology […]

  • #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 […]

  • #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 […]

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).