Call genere e religioni e religioni ed educazione

In occasione del  prossimo Convegno nazionale dell’AIS, che si svolgerà a Verona, 10-12 Novembre del 2016



la sezione ha promosso due call in collaborazione con AIS Educazione e AIS Studi di genere.

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Scadenza invio abstract: 30 luglio 2016

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Notifica accettazione:  30 agosto 2016.

Scaricare la call Genere e religione



Scadenza invio abstract: 30 luglio 2016

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Notifica accettazione: 30 agosto 2016.

Scaricare la call Religione ed educazione

Shaping and Defining the Notion of “Religion”

Museo delle Religioni “Raffaele Pettazzoni”


Shaping and Defining the Notion of “Religion”

July 12-13-14-15-16 2016
Velletri (Rome)
Call for Papers

Our conference aims to provide an occasion of reflection and interdisciplinary discussion about the concept of religion and the notions related to this topic. The aim of this meeting is to investigate the shaping and the development of the notion of religion in western thought. We plan to research and analyze the various ways in which specialized literature posed the concept of religion as the object of study, together with the phenomena that have been attributed to such concept and the properties that have been deemed peculiar to this sphere, according to the views and positions of each single scholar. We will pay attention to the aims these scholars had, the classifications and theories they elaborated and the historical context they worked in.

Papers submitted may deal with the following topics:

  1. The meaning and development of the Latin word religio as it emerges from the sources at our disposal.
  2. The study of the terms in extra-European cultures usually deemed to indicate specifically the religious sphere, as dharma, din etc. Analysis of their meanings and historical  development, based on the sources at our disposal
  3. How did historical religions obtain their current denomination? How has this denomination been interpreted?
  4. How did western thought and in particular specialized studies approach the possibility of:
    • defining the concept of religion.
    • finding the characteristics that define a religious experience as such.
    • identifying the characteristics that qualify a religious individual as such.
    • idefining which peculiar traits of a religious group are elements that qualify it as such.
    • idefining the notion of “folk religion”.
    • describing and differentiating “sacred” and “profane”.
  5. What are the peculiarity of religions “invented” by scholars, e.g., animism, manism, shamanism etc.? What are the theoretical backgrounds for creating those categories?
  6.  Birth and development of the classification of religions, e.g. “monotheism” and “polytheism”.

References: M. Eliade, Traité d’histoire des religions, Paris 1949; E. de Martino, Furore Simbolo Valore, Milano 1962; C. Lévi-Strauss, La pensée sauvage, Paris 1962; A. Brelich, Introduzione alla
storia delle religioni, Roma 1966; T. Luckmann, The Invisible Religion: The Transformation of Symbols in Industrial Society, New York 1967; P. Bourdieu, Genèse et structure du champ religieux, “Revue française de sociologie” 12 (3), 1971, pp. 295-334; C. Geertz, The Interpretation of Cultures, New York 1973; Th.P. van Baaren – H.W.J. Drijvers (eds.), Religion, Culture and Methodology. Papers of the Groningen Working-group for the Study of Fundamental Problems and Methods of Science of Religion, Paris 1973; J.Z. Smith, Imagining Religion: From Babylon to Jonestown, Chicago-London 1982; B. Morris, Anthropological Studies of Religion, Cambridge 1990; D. Sabbatucci, Sommario di storia delle religioni, Roma 1991; E.T. Lawson – R.N. McCauley, Rethinking Religion. Connecting Cognition and Culture, Cambridge 1993; T. Asad, Genealogies of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam, London 1993; U. Bianchi (ed.), The Notion of “Religion” in Comparative Research. Selected Proceedings of the XVI IAHR Congress, Rome 1994; T. Fitzgerald, A Critique of ‘Religion’ as a Cross-Cultural Category, “Method and Theory in the Study of Religion” 9 (2), 1997, pp. 91-110; A. Simonicca – F. Dei, Simbolo e teoria nell’antropologia religiosa, Lecce 1998; D. Sabbatucci, La prospettiva storico-religiosa, Formello (RM) 2000; M. Nye, Religion, Post-Religionism, and Religioning: Religious Studies and Contemporary Cultural Debates, “Method and Theory in the Study of Religion” 12, 2000, pp. 447-476; W. Braun – R.T. McCutheon (eds.), Guide to the Study of Religion, New York 2000; P. Boyer, Et l’homme créa les dieux, Paris 2001; A.L. Greil – D.G. Bromley (eds.), Defining Religion: Investigating the Boundaries between the Sacred and Secular, Oxford 2003; J. Corrigan, Religion and Emotion. Approaches and Interpretations, Oxford-New York 2004; G. Filoramo, Che cos’è la religione. Temi metodi problemi, Torino 2004; M. Stausberg (ed.), Contemporary Theories of Religion: a Companion, London 2009; P. Scarpi, Si fa presto a dire Dio. Riflessioni per un multiculturalismo religioso, Milano 2010; L. Berzano – A. Castegnaro – E. Pace, Religiosità popolare nella società post-secolare. Nuovi approcci teorici e nuovi campi di ricerca, Padova 2014; E. Pace, Una religiosità senza religioni. Spirito, mente e corpo nella cultura olistica contemporanea, Napoli 2015.

Our conference will be structured in the following sections:
1. Religious Anthropology (coordinator/supervisor Alessandra Ciattini – Sapienza Università di
2. Philosophy of Religion (coordinator Paolo Vinci – Sapienza Università di Roma)
3. Sociology of Religion (coordinator Enzo Pace – Università degli Studi di Padova)
4. History of Religions (coordinator Paolo Scarpi – Università degli Studi di Padova)

Administrative office: Igor Baglioni (Museo delle Religioni “Raffaele Pettazzoni”)

Please send a one-page abstract (max 2.000 characters) to Igor Baglioni, the director of the museum, ( by April 15.
Attached to the abstract should be: the title of the paper; the chosen area; a short biography of the authors; email address and phone number.

Papers may be written and presented in English, French, Italian and Spanish.

The acceptance of papers will be communicated only to the selected contributors by 2016, April 25.

Please send the complete paper not later than June 26. The delivery of the paper is required to
participate in the conference.

Important deadlines: Closing for call for papers: April 15th, 2016.
Admission: April 25th, 2016.
Delivery of paper: June 26th, 2016.
Conference: July 12-13-14-15-16th, 2016

There is no attendance fee. The participants who don’t live in Rome or surroundings will be accommodated in hotels and bed-and-breakfasts which have an agreement with the Museum of
Religions Raffaele Pettazzoni to offer discounted prices. Papers will be published on Religio. Collana di Studi del Museo delle Religioni “Raffaele Pettazzoni” (Edizioni Quasar), and in specialized journals. All the papers will be peer-reviewed. The conference will be associated to the cultural event “Castelli Romani. Mito, Religioni e Tradizioni Eno-Gastronomiche” organized by the Fondazione “Museo delle Religioni Raffaele Pettazzoni”. The town of Albano Laziale, Ariccia, Artena, Castelgandolfo, Genzano, Lanuvio, Lariano, Monte Porzio Catone, Nemi, Rocca di Papa and Velletri also patronize the event.

The conference participants are offered the opportunity to visit each evening one of these towns and participate in the cultural activities organized in occasion of the cultural exhibition for free. The excursion programme will be presented at the same time as the conference programme.

For information: email:

Lived Religion. An ethnographical insight

Lived Religion. An ethnographical insight

Religion today lies at the heart of a cultural and political debate, related to immigration, human  rights, the role of women and democracy in general. Various questions are asked about what criteria define a lay, pluralistic space and its physical and symbolical boundaries. From this point of view examination of multiple expressions of religiosity in the human body, in physical and symbolic spaces and in the relationship among individuals, and between individuals and space, assumes critical importance.

For over a century, social sciences have been highlighting that “religion” is a plural category, a composite set of organizations, actors, practices, beliefs, meanings, relations, values and traditions.
Since the 1980s, the concept of “lived religion” has expressed a living, fluid, pluralistic and everyday dimension of religions: religion is part of daily life; religiosity is expressed through a
variable set of collective and individual, institutionalised and informal, hybrid and codified practices.

We believe that an ethnographical prospective allows us productively to examine such religious ecology and with this end in view we invite contributions dealing with the theme of religion in daily
life – lived religion – based on solid empirical analysis. The areas in which the theme may be declined include:

  • Native religions in today’s world;
  • Religious tradition and innovation;
  • Female religious experience, for example in churches, in alternative spirituality, in religious  groups/movements and in politics;
  • Mobile religion including pilgrimages and religious tourism;
  • Religion, economics and consumption;
  • Religion, the human body and mass media.

To submit your proposal please send an e-mail to conveners Alberta Giorgi, Stefania Palmisano, Giovanna Rech and to the conference committee (, indicating the title of the chosen session. Please send:

  •  the title of your talk and an abstract of maximum 1000 words (.doc, .docx, .odt, .txt, .rtf);
  • your contact details (full name, e-mail, post address and affiliation) and those of your co-author/s, if any;
  • if you like, a short videotalk (2 min. max.). More info here .

Abstracts (and video talks) must be submitted in English. The official languages of the conference, however, are Italian, English, and French; for each session, languages will be used depending on the participants composition.

Proposal must be submitted by January 15, 2016.

Dialogo di uomini e religioni

Assisi, 17-18 Ottobre 2015

“Ascolta la mia voce
e dacci la forza di saper rispondere sempre
all’odio con l’amore.
All’ingiustizia con un totale impegno per la giustizia,
alla miseria con la condivisione,
alla guerra con la pace.
O Dio, ascolta la mia voce
e concedi al mondo la tua pace.”

S. Giovanni Paolo II

PROGRAMMA Sabato 17 ottobre 2015

ore 9.30 Accoglienza e registrazione dei partecipanti.

ore 10.00 Interventi introduttivi:
S.E. Mons. Domenico Sorrentino, Vescovo di Assisi
Madre Mariangela Yator OSB, Abbadessa Monastero di S. Giuseppe – Assisi
Dott. Bruno Portigliatti, Presidente Centro Informazione Buddhista – Giaveno (Torino)

ore 11.00 Padre Cipriano Carini OSB – Abbazia di S. Pietro – Assisi: Papa Francesco e il dialogo

ore 11.30 Rev. Abate Fausto Taiten Guareschi – Monastero Zen Sōtō di Fudenji – Salsomaggiore (Parma)

Camminare insieme con “i segni dei tempi” – Communitas e immunitas

ore 12.00 pausa

ore 12.15 Dott. Gianluigi Nicola – Associazione Italiana Teilhard de Chardin – Torino

Oltre all’idea ancestrale di religione: la personalizzazione e la diafania in Teilhard de Chardin

ore 12.45 interventi dei partecipanti

ore 13.00 pranzo

Sessione pomeridiana

ore 15.00 Padre Silvestro Bejan OFM – Centro Francescano
Internazionale per il Dialogo – Assisi
Dialogo e Profezia: una prospettiva francescana dello “spirito di Assisi”

ore 15.30 Imam Yahya Pallavicini – Vice Presidente COREIS (Comunità
Religiosa Islamica Italiana) – Roma
“Và e ripara la Mia Casa che cade in rovina”, una lettura islamica ed ecumenica

ore 16.00 visita guidata a S. Damiano

ore 19.30 cena

ore 21.30 proiezione filmati

Domenica 18 ottobre 2015

ore 7.30 Celebrazione Eucaristica con la Comunità.

ore 8.00 colazione (self service)

ore 9.30 Suor Maria Grazia Conti – Monastero S. Biagio – Mondovì (Cuneo)
L’archetipo del monaco: il cammino dello spirito

ore 10.00 Prof. Don Luigi Berzano – Università degli Studi di Torino
L’ana­teismo e la secolarità sacra di Raimon Panikkar

ore 10.30 pausa

ore 10.45 Svamini Shuddhananda Giri – Unione Induista Italiana – Roma
Verso una nuova convivenza religiosa: ahimsa, il non­nuocere alcuno

ore 11.15 Dott. Luigi De Salvia – Religions for Peace – Roma
Lo spirito di Assisi come risposta alla sfida permanente dell’ostilità

ore 11.45 interventi dei partecipanti

ore 12.15 Preghiera interreligiosa

ore 13.00 pranzo e partenze

La partecipazione al Convegno è gratuita. Per i congressisti è possibile pernottare presso il Monastero di S. Giuseppe a partire dal 16 ottobre e usufruire del trattamento di mezza pensione o pensione completa ad un prezzo concordato. Si prega di prenotare direttamente presso il Monastero:
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Le relazioni pericolose

Giovedì 1 Ottobre – Campus Luigi Einaudi, Lungo Dora Siena 100/A, Torino
Venerdì 2 Ottobre – Palazzo del Rettorato,  Aula Principi d’Acaja,  Via verdi 8,  Torino

“La spiritualità odierna si caratterizza sempre più per ciò che viene definito bricolage, divenendo non solo luogo di memoria e  conservazione, ma anche risorsa di innovazione culturale che produce discorsi, valori, miti e pratiche originali attraverso forme  di sincretismo e di reinvenzione della tradizione – i due meccanismi principali della creatività culturale in ambito religioso.

Se la modernità ha differenziato e reso autonome le sfere sociali, la spiritualità contemporanea ha trovato terreno fertile in  questa stessa differenziazione, esprimendo la capacità di coniugare e stabilire inedite relazioni con le sfere secolari della vita  sociale, generare nuovi modelli d’azione e diffondere immaginari pubblicamente condivisi.”

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