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  • Book – Jenny Ponzo (2019) Religious Narratives in Italian Literature after the Second Vatican Council: A Semiotic Analysis (De Gruyter)

    Jenny Ponzo (2019) Religious Narratives in Italian Literature after the Second Vatican Council: A Semiotic Analysis (De Gruyter) The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) diagnosed the impact of secularization on literature […]

  • Semiotics of Religion seminar at the University of Turin

    The seminar Semiotica della Religione (Semiotics of Religion) held by Jenny Ponzo in the framework of the project NeMoSanctI and of the Master’s Degree in Comunicazione e Culture dei Media […]

  • #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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Cfp – Lexia 31-32: Semiotics of Martyrdom

    In the framework of the project NeMoSanctI, we are preparing an issue of “Lexia”, the international journal of semiotics, centered on the theme “The Semiotics of Martyrdom”. Contributions are expected […]

  • 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 […]

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).