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  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


Seminari AS 2020-21


Seminars 2020

Bologna, 14-15  Settembre, 09.00-18.00
(The seminar will be held online)
Tommaso Tesei (Duke Kunshan University)
La leggenda siriaca del muro di Alessandro: ideologia apocalittica nelle relazioni bizantino-sasanidi all’epoca di Giustiniano

Palermo, 13 Ottobre, 09.00-18.00 – 14 Ottobre, 09.00-13.00
(The seminar will be postponed to a date to be fixed)
Alba Fedeli (Universität Hamburg)
The Intertwined World of the Oral and Written Transmission of Sacred Traditions in the Middle East

Bologna, 19 Ottobre, 09.00-18.00 – 20 Ottobre, 09.00-13.00
Edward Van ‘t Slot (Protestantse Theologische Universiteit, Amsterdam/Groeningen)
Faith and Theological Method: The Cases of Karl Barth and the Young Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Bologna, 24 Novembre, 09.00-18.00 – 25 Novembre, 09.00-13.00
(The seminar is postponed to a date to be fixed)
Bruce Gordon (Yale Divinity School)
Huldrych Zwingli: Religion and Violence in the Early Reformation

Bologna, 15 Dicembre, 14.30-18.00 – 16 Dicembre, 09.00-13.00
(The seminar will be held online)
Silvio Ferrari (Università degli Studi di Milano)
Diritto di Dio e diritto degli uomini. I sistemi giuridici religiosi a confronto

Seminars 2021

Bologna, 19 Gennaio, 14.30-18.00 – 20 Gennaio, 09.00-13.00
(The seminar will be held online)
Alberto Camplani (Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”)
Alessandria e Antiochia tra III e VI secolo: la formazione e la dialettica di due identità del cristianesimo orientale

Palermo, 15 Febbraio, 14.30-18.00 – 16 Febbraio, 09.00-13.00
(The seminar will be held online)
Johanna Pink (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
Qur’anic Exegesis Beyond the Arab World: Towards a Cosmopolitan Approach to Islamic Studies

Palermo, 29 Marzo, 14.00-18.00 – 30 Marzo, 09.00-13.00
(The seminar will be held online)
Klaus Von Stosch (Universität Paderborn)
Jesus and Mary in the Qur’an: Approaches from the Perspective of Comparative Theology

Bologna, 13 Aprile, 09.00-18.00 – 14 Aprile, 09.00-13.00
(The seminar has been cancelled)
Ibrahim Saweros (Universität Göttingen – Sohag University)
Athanasius of Alexandria in the Coptic Memory

Palermo, 15 Aprile, 09.00-18.00 – 16 Aprile, 09.00-13.00
Víctor Pallejà De Bustinza (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Philosophy and Sufism in the Abbasid Period: Meeting or Clash?

Bologna, 12 Maggio, 09.00-18.00 – 13 Maggio, 09.00-13.00
Goffredo Boselli (Monastero di Bose)
La liturgia del Vaticano II. Sviluppi rituali e implicazioni teologiche della riforma conciliare

Bologna, 9 Giugno, 09.00-18.00 – 10 Giugno, 09.00-13.00
Atria Larson (St Louis University)
Medieval Penitentials and the Law, Theology, and Practice of Penance