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Welcome to the website of the Centro Gramsci of San Marino

The Gramsci centre for the humanities/Centro di studi gramsciani is a research centre founded in 2020.

The double header – Gramsci centre for the humanities / Centro di studi gramsciani – is not only a very free presentation of the same content in two languages. It also refers to a dual function. On the one hand, the scientific observation of Gramsci’s work, his legacy, his method; on the other hand, research on some of Gramsci’s themes – organization of cultural work; intellectuals; politics and culture… – in their current implications: in new terms. Continue reading “Welcome to the website of the Centro Gramsci of San Marino”

Reading the entire Commedia in seven days: material culture in Dante’s middle ages

One reads in many different ways, as is well known: a multiplicity of styles, of situations, of degrees of attention, ranging from absolute concentration to non-reading. But the idea of reading Dante’s entire Commedia in one week is nonetheless impressive, especially for those who have read it, well or badly, a little at a time, in the three long years of high school.  Continue reading “Reading the entire Commedia in seven days: material culture in Dante’s middle ages”

Can organic intellectuals help to better communicate controversial scientific findings to the public opinion? A hint from geo-engineering

Giorgio S. Taverna,  Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre, Johannes Gütenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany. 

Given that technology is omnipresent present in our lives, it is normal for the average person to get interested in scientific concepts and theories. These are initially generated in universities, research centres and high-tech industries and gradually make their way into public opinion. This information stream is not working well and scientific findings sometimes get to the public opinion distorted, simplified, or even corrupted.

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The power of historical documents / Digital reinterpretation of objects. “Contagio”, an exhibition

“Contagio” is an exhibition of Castelfranco Veneto Historical Archive’s material about the plague and the Covid 19 pandemic. We interviewed Matteo Melchiorre, our scientific advisor and exhibit’s curator. Continue reading “The power of historical documents / Digital reinterpretation of objects. “Contagio”, an exhibition”

Tradition and Preservation: Rovereto Archives between Ancient and Modern (Rovereto, March 1-2, 2021)

The conference “Tradizione e conservazione: archivi roveretani tra antico e moderno” (Tradition and Preservation: Rovereto Archives between Ancient and Modern) will be held online on March 1st and 2nd, 2021. The meeting is organized by the Interuniversity Research Center for “Studies on Tradition” and the Civic Library “Girolamo Tartarotti” of Rovereto, under the patronage of Editori Laterza and the Dioguardi Foundation.The book and archival collections of the city of Rovereto represent a material of extraordinary importance for the history of Italian and European culture and, in particular, for the tradition of classical studies.

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The presence of Benedetto Croce in the contemporary cultural and political debate. Dialogue with Michele Maggi

We publish the second part of the interview of our councillor Davide Bondì with Michele Maggi, on the presence of Benedetto Croce in the contemporary cultural and political debate. Maggi, a passionate and acute interpreter of twentieth-century culture, was full professor of the history of political philosophy in Florence. Continue reading “The presence of Benedetto Croce in the contemporary cultural and political debate. Dialogue with Michele Maggi”

Croce in Italy in the last seventy years. Conversation with Michele Maggi

We publish the first part of the interview of our councilor Davide Bondì with Michele Maggi, on the presence of Benedetto Croce in the contemporary cultural and political debate. Maggi, a passionate and a sharp interpreter of twentieth-century culture, has been professor of history of political philosophy in Florence.

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A new book on Eric Hobsbawm

Unlike the vast majority of history scholars, Eric Hobsbawm had a huge, global audience, a literary agent (the same as John Le Carré), a devoted personal editor, publishing houses that paid him advances with five zeros, and many newspapers and television programs at his disposal. He wrote “interesting books” as the communist movement – the community he had chosen for himself – split and then disappeared. Continue reading “A new book on Eric Hobsbawm”

“A Terribly Lurking Interlocutor”: Giovanni Mastroianni, Historian and Philologist of Twentieth Century Philosophy

Il filo rosso. Dialoghi etico-politici col mio tempo, published in 2018 by Guida and edited by Nicola Siciliani De Cumis and Luigi Spina, offers us a substantial collection of texts by Giovanni Mastroianni: as many as fifty collected in the section Saggi e note, seven in the  Testi e traduzioni one and two in the Appendix to conclude the volume of two tomes. This is a selection of texts published between 1976 and 2011 in a wide variety of journals, part of the rich bibliography of Mastroianni, consisting of over 200 entries and present in the first volume. Continue reading ““A Terribly Lurking Interlocutor”: Giovanni Mastroianni, Historian and Philologist of Twentieth Century Philosophy”

The library of Giovanni Mastroianni donated to the University of Turin

We publish the paper that Daniela Steila, historian of philosophy and Slavist of the University of Turin, wrote for our site, about the personal library of Giovanni Mastroianni (1921-2016), historian of philosophy, philologist, Slavist, “pioneer of studies on Russian-Soviet thought”. Continue reading “The library of Giovanni Mastroianni donated to the University of Turin”