The seminars cover a range of interests beyond the fellow’s subjects of research and the research lines: the status of exegesis on the Acts of the Apostles or the questions connected to the use of the post-tridentine missal in the Catholic church, Pentecostalism or the Evangelical theology constitute today the themes to which are invited speakers from all around the world. The activity of the school – of which Silvia Scatena is the coordinator – corresponds to the rigorous standards of quality in terms of admission procedures, published thesis and organized seminars. The aim is to reach within a four-year term a formal evaluation of the activity and programming by the scientific committee.

The participation in the seminars is open to the members of the Foundation as well as to scholars and academics who wish to follow them in their entirety, preparing through a series of lectures given in time to the participants: to be admitted is necessary to send an email to Any changes of time or data can be found on the site


Seminars 2019 – 2020
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The seminars scheduled in February, March and April have been cancelled.
All further updates will be reported on the fscire website.

4-5 Settembre 2019 | h 09.00 – 18.00
The Heritage of the Great Moscow Council (1917-1918) After Its Centennial Jubilee: To Archive or to Use?
Aleksandr Mramornov (Spasskoe delo), Evgeny Ageev (St Cyril and Methodius School of Moscow Patriarchate, Spasskoe delo), Andrey Andreev (Moscow Lomonosov University – St Tikhon University)

30 Settembre 2019, @Biblioteca La Pira | h 09.30 – 18.00

Francis of Assisi, Sufism, and Spiritual Poverty: Comparative Insights
Jason Welle OFM (Pontificio Istituto di Studi Arabi e d’Islamistica)

14 Novembre 2019, h 09.00 – 18.00 | 15 Novembre 2019, h 09.00 – 13.00
Muslim-Christian Relations and Byzantium’s Engagement With Islam
Manolis Ulbricht (Freie Universität Berlin)

16 Dicembre 2019, h 09.00 – 19.30 
The Debate about Autocephaly in Ukraine: Ecclesiastical and Political Challenges from a National and International Perspective
Thomas Bremer (Universität Münster), Sergei Chapnin (Vrij Universiteit Amsterdam), Marcello Garzaniti (Università di Firenze), Andrii Krawchuk (University of Sudbury)

8-9 Gennaio 2020 | h 09.00 – 18.00
Storicizzare: casi e questioni di metodo della storiografia del Novecento
Alberto Melloni (Fscire – UniMoRe – UniBo)

26 Febbraio 2020, 09.30 – 18.00 | 27 Febbraio 2020, h 09.00 – 13.00
Diritti degli uomini e diritto di Dio. I sistemi giuridici religiosi a confronto
La libertà di religione: quale futuro in Europa?
Silvio Ferrari (Università degli Studi di Milano)

1 Aprile 2020, h 09.00 – 18.00 | 2 Aprile 2020, h 09.00 – 13.00
Athanasius of Alexandria in the Coptic Memory
Ibrahim Saweros (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen – Sohag University)

28 Aprile 2020, h 09.00 – 18.00 | 29 Aprile 2020 09.00 – 13.00
The Revolt of the Irrational
The Social Value of Silence: A Theological Perspective
Yelena Mazour-Matusevich (University of Alaska Fairbanks)

13-14-15 Maggio 2020 (orari da definire)
John, Apocryphal Gospels, and Gnosticism
Ismo Dunderberg (University of Helsinki)

9-10 giugno 2020 | h 09.00 – 18.00
Medieval Penance and Penitential Literature: Law, Theology, and Pastoral Care in Historical Context
Atria Larson (St Louis University)