❗️ CANCELLED ❗️ Historical Studies Seminar The Presence of the Sacred

Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

Having reached its fortieth annual edition, the Historical Studies Seminar promoted by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini Institute of History confirms the enduring vitality of the event in 2020, thanks to the presence, as always, of illustrious senior speakers and younger but equally competent colleagues.

There is nothing new as far as the overall organisation is concerned. As usual, there will be ve half-day sessions dedicated to the ve historical geographical areas that will be considered. The new feature this year concerns the topic, which goes under the title of “The Presence of the Sacred”. This framework-title contains a wide range of themes: from churches as assembly meeting places to the motivations of urban events, sacred and profane love, borderline consecrations, ecclesiastical benefices and suspicions of profanatory irreverence.