Research and Publications

PUBLICATIONS

Collective and edited publications

  • 2020 [Journal Issue, Co-Edited] – Marco PAPASIDERO, and
    Francesco GALOFARO, eds., Fiori dell’anima. La simbologia dei fiori nell’immaginario religioso, Ocula 23 (July 2020). ISSN 1724-7810. https://www.ocula.it/rivista.php?id=35
  • 2020 [Article, Co-Authored] – Jenny PONZO, Francesco GALOFARO and Gabriele MARINO, “The semiotics of litanies from the Middle Ages to the YouTube era: Interpretative, intersemiotic, and performative issues,” in The Litany in Arts and Cultures, eds.
    Witold Sadowski and Francesco Marsciani (Turnhout: Brepols, 2019), 271-300. DOI: 10.1484/M.STT-EB.5.119216.
  • 2020 [Book, Co-Edited] – Vincenzo IDONE CASSONE, Mattia THIBAULT and Jenny PONZO, eds., Languagescapes. Ancient and Artificial Languages in Today’s Culture (I saggi di Lexia 35) (Rome: Aracne, 2020). ISBN: 978-88-255-2958-6. http://www.aracneeditrice.it/index.php/pubblicazione.html?item=9788825529586
  • 2019 [Article, Co-Authored] – Jenny PONZO and Eleonora RAI, “Heroicity and sanctity in Catholic thought from early modern to contemporary age,” Ocula 20 (December 2019). DOI: 10.12977/ocula2019-16. https://www.ocula.it/metadata.php?id=514
  • 2019 [Article, Co-Authored] – Gabriele MARINO and Gabriele VISSIO, “Santi, meme e identità,” in Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, eds. Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019), 187-201.
  • 2019 [Book, Co-Edited] – Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO, eds., Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019). ISBN: 978-88-94508-00-0; with contributions by: Jenny PONZO, Francesco GALOFARO, Gabriele MARINO, Marco PAPASIDERO and Gabriele VISSIO. https://nemosancti.eu/2019/12/24/libro-semiotica-e-santita-prospettive-interdisciplinari-2019/
  • 2019 [Journal Issue, Edited] – Jenny PONZO, ed., The Semiotics of Martyrdom/La semiotica del martirio, Lexia 31-32/2018 (2019). ISSN: 1720-5298, ISBN: 978-88-255-2784-1. http://www.aracneeditrice.it/index.php/pubblicazione.html?item=9788825527841

Jenny Ponzo (PI)

  • 2020 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “The floral smell of sanctity and the semiotics of the halo,” in Fiori dell’anima. La simbologia dei fiori nell’immaginario religioso, eds. Marco PAPASIDERO, and Francesco GALOFARO, Ocula 23 (2020), 109-123. DOI: 10.12977/ocula2020-31.
    https://www.ocula.it/files/OCULA-23-PONZO-The-floral-smell-of-sanctity-and-the-semiotics-of-the-halo.pdf
  • 2020 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “The Case of the ‘Offering of Life’ in the Causes for Canonization of Catholic Saints: The Threshold of Self‑Sacrifice,” in International Journal for the Semiotics of Law – Revue internationale de Sémiotique juridique (May 2020). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11196-020-09713-w. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11196-020-09713-w
  • 2020 [Article, Co-Authored] – Jenny PONZO, Francesco GALOFARO and Gabriele MARINO, “The semiotics of litanies from the Middle Ages to the YouTube era: Interpretative, intersemiotic, and performative issues,” in The Litany in Arts and Cultures (Studia Traditionis Teologiae 36), eds. Witold Sadowski and Francesco Marsciani (Turnhout: Brepols, 2019), 271-300. DOI: 10.1484/M.STT-EB.5.119216.
  • 2020 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “Il latino liturgico nella letteratura italiana contemporanea, da Meneghello a Raimo,” in Languagescapes. Ancient and Artificial Languages in Today’s Culture (I saggi di Lexia 35), eds. Vincenzo IDONE CASSONE, Mattia THIBAULT and Jenny PONZO (Rome: Aracne, 2020), 75-86.
  • 2020 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “On the tip of the tongue,” in Languagescapes. Ancient and Artificial Languages in Today’s Culture (I saggi di Lexia 35), eds. Vincenzo IDONE CASSONE, Mattia THIBAULT and Jenny PONZO (Rome: Aracne, 2020), 13-19.
  • 2020 [Book, Co-Edited] – Vincenzo IDONE CASSONE, Mattia THIBAULT and Jenny PONZO, eds., Languagescapes. Ancient and Artificial Languages in Today’s Culture (I saggi di Lexia 35) (Rome: Aracne, 2020), 236. ISBN: 978-88-255-2958-6.
  • 2019 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “Adamo ladro a Ferragosto. Rielaborazione di un personaggio biblico in un romanzo contemporaneo,” in Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, eds. Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019), 203-219. ISBN: 978-88-94508-00-0.
  • 2019 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “I santi patroni d’Europa e la proposta cattolica di un’identità europea,” in Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, eds. Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019), 165-184.
  • 2019 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “Epifanie religiose e letteratura profana nel Novecento,” in Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, eds. Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019), 147-162.
  • 2019 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “Introduzione,” in Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, eds. Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019), 7-15.
  • 2019 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “Carmelo Bene e il santo-feticcio. Dalla letteratura al teatro e ritorno,” ne Il programma scientifico della semiotica. Scritti in onore di Ugo Volli (I saggi di Lexia 33), ed. Massimo Leone (Rome: Aracne, 2019), 135-147. DOI: 10.4399/978882552763610. https://iris.unito.it/handle/2318/1714136?mode=full.2394#.XwSWgG0zawV
  • 2019 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “Martyrs on Trial, from the Court to the Stage: Diego Fabbri, T.S. Eliot, G.B. Shaw and the Social Drama of Martyrdom,” The Semiotics of Martyrdom/La semiotica del martirio, ed. Jenny Ponzo, Lexia 31-32/2018 (2019), 509-526. DOI: 10.4399/978882552784123.
  • 2019 [Article, Co-Authored] – Guido FERRARO and Jenny PONZO, “Dalla paura alla vertigine. Martiri nella letteratura contemporanea,” The Semiotics of Martyrdom/La semiotica del martirio, ed. Jenny Ponzo, Lexia 31-32/2018 (2019), 433-456. DOI: 10.4399/978882552784120.
  • 2019 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “Preface,” The Semiotics of Martyrdom/La semiotica del martirio, ed. Jenny Ponzo, Lexia 31-32/2018 (2019), 9-20. DOI: 10.4399/97888255278411.
  • 2019 [Journal Issue] – Jenny PONZO, ed., The Semiotics of Martyrdom/La semiotica del martirio, Lexia 31-32/2018 (2019). ISSN: 1720-5298, ISBN: 978-88-255-2784-1.
  • 2019 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “Vetus Ordo Missae: Italian Catholic Priests Facing the Revival of Latin and Traditional Liturgy,” Social Semiotics (29 July 2019). https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10350330.2019.1647819
  • 2019 [Book] – Jenny PONZO, Religious Narratives in Italian Literature after the Second Vatican Council: a Semiotic Analysis (Berlin-Boston: DeGruyter, 2019). ISBN: 978-3-11-049783-0. https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/39925?fbclid=IwAR1ZSOjGIwjJor92dCAv_OHotOFaf5EBWCYZfaTQKZOQI-K_WebOsPbfWCE
  • 2019 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “The debate over glossolalia between Conservative Evangelicals and Charismatics: A question of semiotic style,” in Language and Religion, eds. Robert Yelle, Courtney Handman and Christopher Lehrich,  (Berlin-Boston: DeGruyter, 2019), 276-303. https://www.degruyter.com/view/book/9781614514329/10.1515/9781614514329-012.xml

Francesco Galofaro

  • 2020 [Article] – “Rosa Mystica: the Morphogenesis of the Rose,” in Fiori dell’anima. La simbologia dei fiori nell’immaginario religioso, eds. Marco PAPASIDERO, and Francesco GALOFARO, Ocula 23 (2020), 144-166. DOI: 10.12977/ocula2020-33. https://www.ocula.it/files/OCULA-23-GALOFARO-Rosa-mystica-the-morphogenesis-of-the-rose.pdf
  • 2020 [Article, Co-Authored] – “Foreword. Flowers and Religions: semiotic and historical remarks,” in Fiori dell’anima. La simbologia dei fiori nell’immaginario religioso, eds. Marco PAPASIDERO, and Francesco GALOFARO, Ocula 23 (2020), 1-8. DOI: 10.12977/ocula2020-25. https://www.ocula.it/files/OCULA-23-GALOFARO-PAPASIDERO-Foreword.pdf
  • 2020 [Journal Issue, Co-Edited] – Marco PAPASIDERO, and Francesco GALOFARO, eds., Fiori dell’anima. La simbologia dei fiori nell’immaginario religioso, Ocula 23 (July 2020). ISSN 1724-7810. https://www.ocula.it/rivista.php?id=35
  • 2020 [Article, Co-Authored] – Jenny PONZO, Francesco GALOFARO and Gabriele MARINO, “The semiotics of litanies from the Middle Ages to the YouTube era: Interpretative, intersemiotic, and performative issues,” in The Litany in Arts and Cultures (Studia Traditionis Teologiae 36), eds. Witold Sadowski and Francesco Marsciani (Turnhout: Brepols, 2019), 271-300. DOI: 10.1484/M.STT-EB.5.119216.
  • 2019 [Article] – Francesco GALOFARO, “Mistica e linguaggio ai primi del ‘900. Teresa di Lisieux e Gemma Galgani,” in Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, eds. Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019), 86-106. https://issuu.com/nemosancti/docs/semiotica-e-santita-nemosancti-circe-2019
  • 2019 [Article] – Francesco GALOFARO, “Mistica e linguaggio ai primi del ‘900. Padre Pio apprendista mistico,” in Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, eds. Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019), 109-120. https://issuu.com/nemosancti/docs/semiotica-e-santita-nemosancti-circe-2019
  • 2019 [Article] – Francesco GALOFARO, “Mistica e linguaggio ai primi del ‘900. Il rapporto tra Padre Pio e Gemma Galgani,” in Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, eds. Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019), 123-144. https://issuu.com/nemosancti/docs/semiotica-e-santita-nemosancti-circe-2019
  • 2019 [Book, Co-Edited] – Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO, eds., Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019). ISBN: 978-88-94508-00-0. https://issuu.com/nemosancti/docs/semiotica-e-santita-nemosancti-circe-2019
  • 2019 [Article] – Francesco GALOFARO, “Figures of Memory and Memories of the Figure: The Group of Martyrs in the Litany of the Saints,” The Semiotics of Martyrdom/La semiotica del martirio, ed. Jenny Ponzo, Lexia 31-32/2018 (2019), 217-236. DOI: 10.4399/97888255278419.

Gabriele Marino

  • 2020 [Article, Co-Authored] – Jenny PONZO, Francesco GALOFARO and Gabriele MARINO, “The semiotics of litanies from the Middle Ages to the YouTube era: Interpretative, intersemiotic, and performative issues,” in The Litany in Arts and Cultures (Studia Traditionis Teologiae 36), eds. Witold Sadowski and Francesco Marsciani (Turnhout: Brepols, 2019), 271-300. DOI: 10.1484/M.STT-EB.5.119216.
  • 2019 [Article, Co-Authored] – Gabriele MARINO and Gabriele VISSIO, “Santi, meme e identità,” in Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Eds.), Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, Torino, 2019, pp. 187-201.
  • 2019 [Article] – Gabriele MARINO, “Quattrocento anni di santi scritti. Prima, dentro e dopo il Martirologio Romano,” in Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, eds. Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019), 37-71. https://issuu.com/nemosancti/docs/semiotica-e-santita-nemosancti-circe-2019
  • 2019 [Article] – Gabriele MARINO, “Approaching the Martyrologium Romanum. A semiotic perspective,” The Semiotics of Martyrdom/La semiotica del martirio, ed. Jenny Ponzo, Lexia 31-32/2018 (2019), 175-215. DOI: 10.4399/97888255278418.

Marco Papasidero


Andrea Pennini

  • 2019 [Article] – Andrea PENNINI, “La Rivoluzione e la metafora del martirio. Considerazioni sull’allocuzione Quare Lacrymae e sull’Orazione ne’ funerali di Pio VI,” The Semiotics of Martyrdom/La semiotica del martirio, ed. Jenny Ponzo, Lexia 31-32/2018 (2019), 261-279. DOI 10.4399/978882552784111.

Eleonora Rai


Gabriele Vissio

Magdalena Maria Kubas


EVENTS

Panels in conferences, collective papers, and seminars


Conferences and lectures

Jenny Ponzo (PI)

  • 17 September 2020 – Jenny PONZO, “Ideology and the Semiotic Analysis of Literary Characters,” – Lesson at graduate seminar of prof. Massimo LEONE Critical Semiotics – from Sign to Ideology, Shanghai University. https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/2EB-qlu8rCOm7YYrIYSTJQ?fbclid=IwAR0RFXdtusnJF94fVCJ6_-Thb8l5r3ripLOAnIsgpo3enA_J9l32fK1PjGE
  • 16 September 2020 – Jenny PONZO, “Scienziati, medici e santi: casi di convergenza di modelli laici e religiosi nella cultura contemporanea” – Summer School Destini spirituali. Miti, religioni, pratiche dell’uomo contemporaneo – Organizer: Centro Studi sul Pensiero Contemporaneo, Corso Kennedy 5F, Cuneo. http://www.cespec.it/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/SUMMER_SCHOOL_2020_opuscolo_150x210-3.pdf
  • 3 July 2020 – Jenny PONZO and Luigi BERZANO, “Pluralismo religioso e nuove forme di spiritualità: medici e operatori come “modelli di santità laica” (“Religious pluralism and new forms of spirituality: doctors and health workers as “models of lay sanctity”) – Conference Medical Humanities 2020 “L’umanizzazione delle cure ai tempi del Covid-19” (The humanization of cures in the time of Covid-19). Organizer: ECM Regione Piemonte. https://nemosancti.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/ECM_COVID-19.pdf
  • 23 January 2020 – Jenny PONZO, “The ex-votos and the construction of cultural memory” (‘Gli ex voto e la costruzione della memoria culturale’) – Panel Pop hagiographies: From ex-votos to Internet memes (‘Agiografie pop: dagli ex voto ai meme’) – Conference Comunicare la santità (IV edition of Cantieri dell’agiografia). Organiser AISSCA-Associazione italiana per lo studio della santità, dei culti e dell’agiografia (Italian Association for the study of sanctity, worships and hagiography). Pontifical University Antonianum, via Merulana 124, Rome.
  • 26 October 2019 – Jenny PONZO, “Enunciative instances in the multimedial iconography of scientist-saints” (‘Istanze enunciative nell’iconografia multimediale dei santi-scienziati’) – Panel “Enunciation between Religion and Science” (‘Enunciazione tra religione e scienza’) – Conference L’enunciazione e le immagini (XLVII congress of AISS-Associazione Italiana Studi Semiotici). Accademia Chigiana, via di Città 89, Siena.
  • 10 October 2019 – Jenny PONZO, “New Perspectives for a Semiotics of the Ex Voto” – International workshop Images in Religious Persuasion: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien (CERES), Zentrale Wissenschaftliche Einrichtung der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.
  • 19 September 2019 – Jenny PONZO, “The Offering of Life as a New Case for Sainthood: Interpretations of Life Models in the Catholic Church between Law, Judicial Practices, and Doctrine” – Roundtable The Reasonable Interpreter, International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (IRSL). Aula Blu, Palazzo del Rettorato, via Po 15, Turin.
  • 12 September 2019 – Jenny PONZO, “Sanctity as a form of life: the figure of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla” – Session Rituales – Conference Trajectories, the 14th World Congress of Semiotics. Sede Visuales Las Heras UNA, 2nd Cuerpo Taller 2, Buenos Aires.
  • 7 June 2019 – Jenny PONZO, “NeMoSanctI – A semiotic study of sanctity: the Bibliotheca Sanctorum” – Panel Reconfiguring Concepts and Methods for the Semiotic Understanding of Religious Change II: Applications of Semiotic Methodologies – 17th annual conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR). Tartu, Estonia.
  • 7 March 2019 – Jenny PONZO, “Martyrs on trial: from causes for canonization to contemporary theatre” – Panel Encoding martyrdom. From early modern norms to contemporary culture, The 2019 annual conference of EuARe-European Academy of Religion. Sala Archivio, FSCIRE – Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII, via S. Vitale 114, Bologna.
  • 9 June 2018 – Jenny PONZO, “The representation of Latin and liturgy in 20th-century Italian narrative” – Conference Ancient and Artificial Languages in Today’s Culture. Sala Principi d’Acaja, Palazzo del Rettorato, via Giuseppe Verdi 8, Turin.
  • 23 May 2018 – Jenny PONZO, Eleonora RAI and Marco ROCHINI, The Roman curia and the local communities in modeling sanctity (16th-20th centuries) (‘Curia romana e comunità locali nella modellizzazione della santità (secoli XVI-XX)’) – Seminar in the History of Christianity for the courses of Prof. Paolo Cozzo and Andrea Nicolotti. Aula 9, Palazzo Nuovo, via Sant’Ottavio 20, Turin.

Francesco Galofaro

  • 23 January 2020 – Francesco GALOFARO, “Saints among the balloons: The state of the art of hagiographic comics” (‘Santi tra le nuvolette: il punto sulle agiografie a fumetti’) – Panel Pop hagiographies: From ex-votos to Internet memes (‘Agiografie pop: dagli ex voto ai meme’) – Conference Comunicare la santità (IV edition of Cantieri dell’agiografia). Organiser: AISSCA-Associazione italiana per lo studio della santità, dei culti e dell’agiografia (Italian Association for the study of sanctity, worships and hagiography). Pontifical University Antonianum, via Merulana 124, Rome.
  • 26 October 2019 – Francesco GALOFARO, “The stigmata of Padre Pio: medical and mystical enunciation” (‘Le stimmate di Padre Pio: enunciazione medica e mistica’) – Panel “Enunciation between Religion and Science” (‘Enunciazione tra religione e scienza’) – Conference L’enunciazione e le immagini (XLVII congress of AISS-Associazione Italiana Studi Semiotici). Accademia Chigiana, via di Città 89, Siena.
  • 21 September 2019 – Francesco GALOFARO, “Better dead to us than alive for the others: The revolt of San Giovanni Rotondo against the transfer of Padre Pio” (‘Meglio morto per noi che vivo per gli altri: la rivolta di San Giovanni Rotondo contro il trasferimento di Padre Pio’) – Conference Rivolta: miti e pratiche dell’essere contro (XXIV Ethno-Anthropological Laboratory of Rocca Grimalda). Cantine di Palazzo Borgatta, Rocca Grimalda (Alessandria).
  • 14 March 2019 – Francesco GALOFARO, “The semiotics of the litanies of the saints” (‘Semiotica delle litanie dei santi’) – Seminar “Semiotics of Religion” (‘Semiotica della religione’) for the students of the Master’s Degree in Comunicazione e Culture dei Media. University of Turin, Aula 25, Palazzo Nuovo, via Sant’Ottavio 20, Turin.

Gabriele Marino

  • 23 January 2020 – Gabriele MARINO and Gabriele VISSIO, “Catholicmemes. A synthetic form of pop hagiography?”(‘Catholicmemes. Una forma sintetica di agiografia pop?’) – Panel Pop hagiographies: From ex-votos to Internet memes (‘Agiografie pop: dagli ex voto ai meme’) – Conference Comunicare la santità (IV edition of Cantieri dell’agiografia). Organiser: AISSCA-Associazione italiana per lo studio della santità, dei culti e dell’agiografia (Italian Association for the study of sanctity, worships and hagiography). Pontifical University Antonianum, via Merulana 124, Rome.
  • 30 November 2019 – Gabriele MARINO, “The Roman Martyrology (1583-2004): The Textual Strategies of Catholic Sanctity Spanning Four Centuries” (‘Il Martirologio Romano (1583-2004): Quattro secoli di strategie testuali per la santità cattolica’) – Conference The Book and the Religions: Birth and Spread of the Sacred Text (‘Il libro e le religioni: nascita e diffusione del testo sacro’). Sala Rosa, Palazzo Mastai (Museo Pio IX, via G. M. Mastai 14), Senigallia (Ancona).
  • 26 October 2019 – Gabriele MARINO, “Forms of the sacred and traces of the truthful. Enunciative issues in the debate about the Shroud of Turin” (‘Forme del sacro e orme del vero. Questioni enunciative nel dibattito sindonologico’) – Panel Enunciation between Religion and Science (‘Enunciazione tra religione e scienza’) – Conference L’enunciazione e le immagini (XLVII congress of AISS-Associazione Italiana Studi Semiotici). Accademia Chigiana, via di Città 89, Siena.
  • 20 September 2019 – Gabriele MARINO, “Automatic for the People. A Brief Cultural History of the Relation between Computation and So-Called Art” – Roundtable The Reasonable Interpreter, the International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (IRSL). Aula Blu, Palazzo del Rettorato, via Po 15, Turin.
  • 11 September 2019 – Gabriele MARINO, “The Form of Life of Sanctity in Music beyond Hagiography: The Case of John Coltrane and his Ascension” – Session Música – Conference Trajectories, the 14th World Congress of Semiotics. Sede Visuales Las Heras UNA, Galería, Planta Baja, Buenos Aires.
  • 19 June 2019 – Gabriele MARINO and Gabriele VISSIO, “In His own viral images: a semiotic and philosophical approach to Internet memes about religion, Christianity and saints” – Seminar Icônes et écrans / Icone e schermi. Sala Commissioni, Palazzo Nuovo, via S. Ottavio 20, Turin.
  • 29 March 2019 – Gabriele MARINO, “Structures of anonymity: whose text is an anonymous text? The case of the Roman Martyrology” (‘Strutture dell’anonimia: di chi è un testo anonimo? Il caso del ‘Martirologio Romano’) – Seminar Meetings on Meaning 2018-2019 (Incontri sul Senso), On Anonymous Meaning. Coordinator: Massimo Leone. CIRCe-Centro Inerdipartimentale di Ricerca sulla Comunicazione, University of Turin, Aula 39, Palazzo Nuovo, via Sant’Ottavio 20, Turin.
  • 28 March 2019 – Gabriele MARINO, “Semiotic notes about the Martyrologium Romanum” (‘Considerazioni semiotiche sul Martirologio Romano’) – Seminar “Semiotics of Religion” (‘Semiotica della religione’) for the students of the Master’s Degree in Comunicazione e Culture dei Media. University of Turin, Aula 25, Palazzo Nuovo, via Sant’Ottavio 20, Turin.
  • 7 March 2019 – Gabriele MARINO, “Martyrologium Romanum: An Introduction from the Standpoint of Semiotics” – Panel Encoding martyrdom. From early modern norms to contemporary culture – 2019 annual conference of EuARe-European Academy of Religion. Sala Archivio, FSCIRE – Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII, via S. Vitale 114, Bologna.

Marco Papasidero

  • 23 January 2020 – Marco PAPASIDERO, “Hagiographic story to comics: the case of San Gerardo Maiella” (‘Dal racconto agiografico al fumetto: il caso di san Gerardo Maiella’) – Panel Pop hagiographies: From ex-votos to Internet memes (‘Agiografie pop: dagli ex voto ai meme’) – Conference Comunicare la santità (IV edition of Cantieri dell’agiografia). Organiser: AISSCA-Associazione italiana per lo studio della santità, dei culti e dell’agiografia (Italian Association for the study of sanctity, worships and hagiography). Pontifical University Antonianum, via Merulana 124, Rome.
  • 15 January 2020 – Marco PAPASIDERO, “The figure of the visioner in Marian apparitions ” (‘La figura del veggente nelle apparizioni mariane’) – Mini-panel “Saints and visioners between History of Christianism and Philosophical Anthropology” (‘Santi e veggenti. Tra storia del cristianesimo e antropologia filosofica’) – COnference CRAFT-Contemporary Religions and Faith in Transition. Aula 3D 440, Campus Luigi Einaudi, Lungo Dora Siena 100/A, Turin.
  • 30 November 2019 – Marco PAPASIDERO, “The miracles of Saint Angel between 1500 and 1600” (‘I miracoli di Sant’Angelo tra Cinque e Seicento’) – Conference Sant’Angelo carmelitano: arte e fede tra passato e presente. Banca Popolare S. Angelo, Palazzo Frangipane, Licata (Agrigento).
  • 5 September 2019 – Marco PAPASIDERO, “Marian apparitions in Italy in the last decades: Communication strategies and structures of meaning” (‘Apparizioni mariane in Italia negli ultimi decenni: tra strategie comunicative e strutture di senso’) – Conference Re-enchanting the World: Spiritualities and Religions of the Third Millennium (the 2019 CESNUR International Conference). Campus Luigi Einaudi, Turin.
  • 3 July 2019 – Marco PAPASIDERO, “The Furta Sacra Tales as Legitimations of Monastic Communities in Medieval Europe” – Conference The Monastic Dimension of Identity Politics: Hagiographical Rhetoric and the Construction of the Other, II (2019
    International Medieval Congress), Leeds, United Kingdom.
  • 21 March 2019 – Marco PAPASIDERO, “The cult of relics: History an anthropology” (‘Il culto delle reliquie. Storia e antropologia’) – Seminar “Semiotics of Religion” (‘Semiotica della religione’) for the students of the Master’s Degree in Comunicazione e Culture dei Media. University of Turin, Aula 25, Palazzo Nuovo, via Sant’Ottavio 20, Turin.

Andrea Pennini

  • 28 February 2019 – Andrea PENNINI, “The rhetoric of the martyrs of the French revolution” (‘Retorica dei martiri della rivoluzione francese’) – Seminar “Semiotics of Religion” (‘Semiotica della religione’) for the students of the Master’s Degree in Comunicazione e Culture dei Media. University of Turin, Aula 25, Palazzo Nuovo, via Sant’Ottavio 20, Turin.

Eleonora Rai


Gabriele Vissio

  • 23 January 2020 – Gabriele MARINO and Gabriele VISSIO, “Catholicmemes. A synthetic form of pop hagiography?”(‘Catholicmemes. Una forma sintetica di agiografia pop?’) – Panel Pop hagiographies: From ex-votos to Internet memes (‘Agiografie pop: dagli ex voto ai meme’) – Conference Comunicare la santità (IV edition of Cantieri dell’agiografia). Organizer: AISSCA-Associazione italiana per lo studio della santità, dei culti e dell’agiografia (Italian Association for the study of sanctity, worships and hagiography). Pontifical University Antonianum, via Merulana 124, Rome.
  • 15 January 2020 – Gabriele VISSIO, “Of saints, ills and other kinds of persons. From Ian Hacking’s Philosophical Anthropology” (‘Di santi, malati e altre persone. A partire dall’antropologia filosofica di Ian Hacking’) – Mini-panel “Saints and visioners between History of Christianism and Philosophical Anthropology” (‘Santi e veggenti. Tra storia del cristianesimo e antropologia filosofica’) – Conference CRAFT-Contemporary Religions and Faith in Transition. Aula 3D 440, Campus Luigi Einaudi, Lungo Dora Siena 100/A, Turin.
  • 5 December 2019 – Gabriele VISSIO, “Doing Philosophical Research within the Framework of an Interdisciplinary Project on Sanctity”Doctoral Days 2019. Organizer: the Northwestern Italian Philosophy Consortium (finophd.eu) and the Université du Luxembourg. Ex Convento di Santa Monica (Polo Universitario di Savigliano), via Garibaldi 6, Savigliano (Cuneo).
  • 26 October 2019 – Gabriele VISSIO, “Figures of human initiation. The role of sanctity in Auguste Comte’s positivist religion” (‘Figure dell’iniziazione umana. Il ruolo della santità nella religione positivista di Auguste Comte’) – Panel “Enunciation between Religion and Science” (‘Enunciazione tra religione e scienza’) – Conference L’enunciazione e le immagini (XLVII congress of AISS-Associazione Italiana Studi Semiotici). Accademia Chigiana, via di Città 89, Siena.
  • 20 September 2019 – Gabriele VISSIO, “Clinician as Reasonable Interpreter. Philosophical and Semiotic Implications of the Concept of Vital Normativity” – Roundtable The Reasonable Interpreter, the International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (IRSL). Aula Blu, Palazzo del Rettorato, via Po 15, Turin.
  • 19 June 2019 – Gabriele MARINO and Gabriele VISSIO, “In His own viral images: a semiotic and philosophical approach to Internet memes about religion, Christianity and saints” – Seminar Icônes et écrans / Icone e schermi. Sala Commissioni, Palazzo Nuovo, via S. Ottavio 20, Turin.
  • 9 May 2019 – Gabriele VISSIO, “Exceptionally ordinary. Normative models in religious imagery” (‘Eccezionalmente ordinari. Modelli di normatività nell’immaginario religioso’) – Conference Distanza e prossimità del divino, the 6th national conference of the Italian Association for study of Philosophy and Theology. La Sapienza University of Rome.
  • 22 March 2019 – Gabriele VISSIO, “The Jewish law in a semiotic perspective” (‘Le legge ebraica in prospettiva semiotica’) – Seminar “Semiotics of Religion” (‘Semiotica della religione’) for the students of the Master’s Degree in Comunicazione e Culture dei Media. University of Turin, Aula 25, Palazzo Nuovo, via Sant’Ottavio 20, Turin.

Public engagement and popular science (‘Terza missione’, ‘Divulgazione’)

NeMoSanctI has launched #SemioPills, a series of interview with the most prominent scholars in the field of the semiotics of religion. So far, #SemioPills has featured:


Media coverage

Jenny PONZO on newspapers and magazines

For “Futura News” (the official journal of the master in journalism of the University of Turin), journalist Jacopo Tomatis wrote a report of “Fiori dell’anima”, the workshop NeMoSanctI has organized on the occasion of the Fascination of Plants Day 2019 at the Botanical Garden of Turin, on May 24, 2019.

Francesco GALOFARO reviewed the book: Jenny PONZO, Religious Narratives in Italian Literature after the Second Vatican Council: a Semiotic Analysis, DeGruyter, 2019, on the online semiotic journal “Ocula”, 10 June 2019.


Lectures by guest scholars

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).