Call for Workshop Participants: Secularism and Religion in Modern Europe (XVI-XVIII century)

Deadline:  14 June 2015

Rome, Italy

5-9 October 2015

Secularism and religion in Modern Europe (XVI-XVIII century) – Rome, October 5th-9th, 2015 The Escuela Española de Historia y Arqueologia en Roma and the Sangalli Institute for the History and the Religious Cultures of Florence organize from 5th to 9th October 2015 a Workshop for young researchers on “Secularism and religion in Modern Europe (XVI-XVIII century)”, coordinated by Massimo Carlo Giannini (University of Teramo) and Rafael Valladares (Escuela Española de Historia y Arqueología en Roma). The workshop will take place at the Escuela Española de Historia y Arqueologia en Roma (Via di Sant’Eufemia 13, Rome – ITALY). The workshop consists of seminar lessons in the mornings, held by one of the five professors who lead the workshop: Sylvio H. De Franceschi (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris), Ignasi Fernández Terricabras (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Roberto López Vela (Universidad de Cantabria) Nicole Reinhardt (University of Durham) and Edoardo Tortarolo (Università del Piemonte Orientale). Each lesson will be followed by a public discussion. In the afternoons 12 young scientists, selected to take part in the workshop, will present their research projects to the professors. The selected 12 young researchers will be PhD students in their second year of registration and PhDs in historical disciplines that have achieved the degree in the last four years. The 12 selected young researchers will receive from the Sangalli Institute for the History and Religious Cultures a grant of EUR 200.00 for travel and accommodation in Rome. Applicants who reside within the City of Rome are excluded from such grants. The attendance at seminars and participation in discussions is free. In order to take part in the selection, candidates must send an application, including all required documents, no later than 24:00 on June 14, 2015 to the email address: Applications must be accompanied by the following documents, exclusively in digital form: a) Curriculum vitae et Studiorum (including contact e-mail and telephone) certifying the attendance at the second year of doctorate in historical disciplines or possession of the degree of PhD in historical disciplines not earlier than 4 years before expiry date of this call. b) Students attending the second year must also submit a summary of the research project of PhD (max 4000 characters). The title of the project will be included in the final program. c) Doctors who have obtained the degree not earlier than four years ago will present the research project they are working in (maximum 4,000 characters). The title of the project will be included in the final program. Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline won’t be taken into consideration. The Sangalli Institute does not accept responsibility for eventual incomplete or unsuccessful message transmissions. The results of the selection and its classification list will be published on the website of the Escuela Española de Historia y Arqueologia en Roma ( and on the Sangalli Institute for History and Religious Cultures ( by 30 June 2015. Selected candidates will be required to express their formal acceptance within 7 days from the publication of the list by writing After that time those who had not confirmed their acceptance will be excluded since considered to have given up participation in the workshop. Their place will be assigned to the subsequent candidate in the classification list. The selected young researchers, when accepting, commit formally to the attendance at the workshop and its related activities. The grants will be paid by the Sangalli Institute to interested parties at the end of the workshop, upon verification of attendance issued by the coordinators. For information: