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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”

Bookstores in Italy, commercial establishments and cultural strongholds, 2

In this second issue of the survey on the book market, we will try to explore the map of bookstores businesses in Italy; as for the in-depth study on the situation of reading, we decided to limit the analysis to data on 2019. The numerous reports and insights produced on the pandemic period will be the specific object of the next issue. Continue reading “Bookstores in Italy, commercial establishments and cultural strongholds, 2”

The Book Market in Italy, 1

Starting from Gramsci’s distinction between “ideological” and “economic” readers (Quaderni, 14, 62), we began a survey of the book market in Italy. To this end, we collected and selected quantitative data already available (Italian and, in part, also foreign, in order to propose an initial comparison). Alongside this activity, the Gramsci center for the humanities has also undertaken some initial investigations oriented towards a qualitative approach, addressing questionnaires and interviews to some qualified representatives of the sector. Continue reading “The Book Market in Italy, 1”

A critical school on digital data

Equipping all those who have the basic knowledge provided by the compulsory school with critical tools for the interpretation of reality represented by digital data. This is the aim pursued by the Scuola pop sui dati digitali, an internal project of the Scuola Critica del Digitale, organized and promoted by the Centro per la Riforma dello Stato (Crs). Continue reading “A critical school on digital data”

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”