The profound changes taking place in the school system have not altered the central importance of history in education. On the contrary: the rapidity and depth of the ongoing global changes, as well as the widespread public debate on their allegedly epochal nature, give the acquisition of basic historical knowledge an even more important role in the formation of a critical and aware citizenry now arising in educational settings.
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The brain and mind-body dualism
Starting-point of our considerations is the scene that presents itself when one crosses the threshold of a courtroom. The conference focusses on this physical and symbolic place. We propose to investigate both the “before” of a trial: the unlawful actions, the crimes committed and suffered (the perpetrators and the victims), the laws and codes in force at the time, and the “after”: the outcome of the lawsuits, the sentences, the acquittals, or the grants of clemency.
The objective of the conference is discuss about critical examination of the sources (diplomatic correspondence, corpora of letters, etc.) using a typological approach or from different but complementary standpoints. The overall aim of the seminar is to launch discussion on the production, transmission, and conservation of epistolary types, epistolary practice, and the respective corpora.
Silvana Seidel Menchi will introduce the impressive biography of Marthin Luther by Heinz Schilling.
In the same period the University of Trento will confer professor Schilling a laurea honoris causa.
With this presentation Isig does confirm its interest for the important phases of European history’s transition and is connecting to an important tradition of studies which has in his founder Paolo Prodi one of the most important Italian representative.
by Marco Bellabarba
il Mulino, 2014
The seminar will consist of two days of historiographical updating on religious history in the medieval and early modern ages in dialogue with scholars belonging to the network “Pluralistic aspects of medieval and early modern Christianity: towards a new global history from the viewpoint of religious coexistences" (Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences). The topics addressed will be religious identity, the interweaving between power and faith, and the encounter with the ‘other’.
Scientific coordinator: Fernanda Alfieri.
WAR AS APOCALYPSE. INTERPRETATIONS, REVELATIONS, FEARS
Marzio Barbagli è professore emerito dell’Università di Bologna, dove ha insegnato Sociologia. Tra le sue pubblicazioni per il Mulino: “Omosessuali moderni” (con A. Colombo, 2007), “Congedarsi dal mondo” (2010), “La sessualità degli italiani” (con G. Dalla Zuanna e F. Garelli, 2010), “Dentro e fuori le mura” (con M. Pisati, 2012)