Education

2008, University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, Paris, France and University of Trento, Trento, Italy

PhD, Social Sciences and philosophy of knowledge, Summa cum laude (Sciences sociales et philosophie de la connaissance) and PhD, Methodology and epistemology of social science (Metodologia ed epistemologia delle scienze sociali)

Dissertation: Les parcours d’adhésion aux croyances collectives dans le domaine du religieux. Une étude de cas dans l’Italie du Nord (Patterns of collective religious beliefs. A case study in Northern Italy)

Co-Supervisor: prof. Salvatore Abbruzzese

External examiners: prof. Jean Baechler (University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, France), prof. Philippe Boutry (Université Paris I-Panthéon, France), prof. Vincenzo Pace (University of Padua, Italy)

2003, University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, Paris, France

Master degree (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies), Social Sciences and Philosophy of knowledge (Sciences sociales et philosophie de la connaissance).

2002, University of Trento, Trento, Italy

Graduation degree (Laurea), Sociology, Summa sine laude (Sociologia).

Academic career and teaching activities

February 2020-present: Research fellow at the Department of Human Sciences, University of Verona. Project: SPOT - Social and innovative Platform On cultural Tourism and its potential towards deepening Europeanisation (HORIZON 2020 – RIA, Grant Agreement: 870644). Supervisor: prof. Lorenzo Migliorati.

October – November 2019, Department of Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, University of Trento, Italy - Organisation and teaching to the ECTS Seminar “Cinema, religioni e viaggi - 2” (Cinema, religions and travels - 2) in collaboration with the 22nd Religion Today Film Festival. 

October – November 2018, Department of Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, University of Trento, Italy - Organisation and teaching to the ECTS Seminar “Cinema, religioni e viaggi” (Cinema, religions and travels) in collaboration with the 21st Religion Today Film Festival. 

2017-2018, Corso Superiore di Scienze Religiose, Fondazione Bruno Kessler – Scienze Religiose, Trento, Italy - Seminar entitled “La valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale di interesse religioso” (The enhancement of the cultural heritage of religious interest) (12 hours).

From 2017-present, Department of Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, University of Trento, Italy - Course of Sociology of tourism (advanced), GOT (48 hours).

2016, Corso Superiore di Scienze Religiose, Fondazione Bruno Kessler – Scienze Religiose, Trento, Italy - Seminar entitled ““Luoghi del sacro in Trentino fra patrimonio culturale ed eredità religiose” (Sacred places in Trentino between cultural heritage and religious legacies) (12 hours).

2016-2017, Department of Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, University of Trento, Italy - Course of Sociology of tourism (advanced), GOT (24 hours).

2016, Corso Superiore di Scienze Religiose, Fondazione Bruno Kessler – Scienze Religiose, Trento, Italy - Supervision of undergraduate students in Religious Studies.

2015, Corso Superiore di Scienze Religiose, Fondazione Bruno Kessler – Scienze Religiose, Trento, Italy - Seminar entitled “Religion today. Religioni e diversità (Religion Today. Religions and diversity) (12 hours).

2015-2016, Department of Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, University of Trento, Italy - Course of Sociology of tourism (advanced), GOT (24 hours).

From 2014-present, Department of Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, University of Trento, Italy - Supervision of undergraduate students in sociology of tourism thesis and in traineeship projects.

2014-2015, Corso Superiore di Scienze Religiose, Fondazione Bruno Kessler – Scienze Religiose, Trento, Italy - Seminar entitled “I luoghi del sacro in Trentino. Santuari, pellegrinaggi e cammini come patrimonio devozionale e culturale” (The places of the sacred in Trentino. Shrines, pilgrimages and walks as devotional and cultural heritage) (12 hours).

2014-2015, Department of Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, University of Trento, Italy - Course of Sociology of tourism (advanced), GOT (24 hours).

2013-2014, Department of Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, University of Trento, Italy - Course of Sociology of tourism (advanced), GOT (18 hours, not titular). Professor in charge: Dr Michele Marzulli.

May 2013, Corso Superiore di Scienze Religiose, Fondazione Bruno Kessler – Scienze Religiose, Trento, Italy - Seminar entitled “Fra innovazione e tradizione. Il caso dei pellegrinaggi in Trentino” (Between innovation and tradition. The case of pilgrimage in Trentino) (12 hours).

May 2012 – July 2014, Department of Sociology and Social Research – PAT, Trento, Italy - Post-doctoral project “La valorizzazione del patrimonio del Trentino: religione, cultura, natura” (Valorisation of the heritage in Trentino: religion, culture, nature). 

2012-2013, Faculty of Sociology, University of Trento, Italy - Course of Sociology of tourism (advanced), STA (24 hours, not titular). Professor in charge: Michele Marzulli.

October 2010 – November 2011, Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino, Trento, Italy - Research Project “Per una storia del turismo nell’arco alpino: il caso trentino” (For an history of tourism in the Alps: the Trentino case), directed by Claudio Ambrosi (FMST) and Michael Wedekind (University of Münster – Germany). 

March 2010 – February 2012, University of Trento, Trento, Italy - Post-doctoral project “Il turismo religioso in Trentino: quali opportunità per lo sviluppo locale?” (Religious tourism in Trentino: which opportunities for local development?). 

 

Research interests

My current studies reflect three main lines of research: 1) the value and nature of religious and historical-cultural heritage; 2) heritagisation as a productive process of change and innovation within religions, spirituality and contemporary society; and 3) voluntary commitment as the basis of action, both within and outside of religious institutions.

Research work

January 2018 – June 2019, LabexMed (Aix Marseille Université)

Collaboration to the TRANSRELEX - Transmission spirituelle et fabrication du patrimoine religieux en Méditerranée. Expériences individuelles (Spiritual transmission and making of religious heritage in Mediterranean area. Individual experiences). Head of project Cyril Isnart – CNRS (UMR IDEMEC AMU-CNRS).

Data processing for presentations and essays writing.

 

October 2014 – April 2016, Ministère de la culture et de la communication, Direction générale des patrimoines, Département du pilotage de la recherche et de la politique scientifique, France

Research Bénévolat et patrimoine: la formation spécifique des médiateurs dans l’art religieux (Volunteering and heritage : the specific training of religious art mediators).

Data collection (ethnography, non standard interviews and archive research) and data processing.

 

May 2012 – July 2014, Department of Sociology and Social Research – PAT, Trento, Italy

Post-doctoral project “La valorizzazione del patrimonio del Trentino: religione, cultura, natura” (Valorisation of the heritage in Trentino: religion, culture, nature). Supervisor: prof. Salvatore Abbruzzese

Data collection (ethnography, non standard interviews and archive research) and data processing.

 

October 2010 – November 2011, Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino, Trento, Italy

Research Project “Per una storia del turismo nell’arco alpino: il caso trentino” (For an history of tourism in the Alps: the Trentino case), directed by Claudio Ambrosi (FMST) and Michael Wedekind (University of Münster – Germany)

Data collection (archive research and qualitative interviews) and data processing for a socio-historical essay.

 

March 2010 – February 2012, University of Trento, Trento, Italy

Post-doctoral project “Il turismo religioso in Trentino: quali opportunità per lo sviluppo locale?” (Religious tourism in Trentino: which opportunities for local development?). Supervisor: prof. Salvatore Abbruzzese

Data collection (ethnography, qualitative interviews and archive research) and data processing.

 

November 2006 – January 2008, University of Trento – Calabria – Teramo, Italy

Project MIUR – PRIN 2005 “L'analisi delle forme di razionalità cognitiva e assiologica. Il caso delle credenze religiose in ambito europeo” (The analysis of forms of cognitive and axiological rationality. The case of religious beliefs in Europe), directed by Salvatore Abbruzzese.

Coordination of French interviewers and proofreading.

 

May – June 2005, University of Trento – Calabria – Teramo, Italy

Project MIUR – COFIN 2003 “Le ragioni del credere in prospettiva comparata: il caso di tre aree europee (Italia, Francia, Polonia)” (The reasons of believing in comparative perspective: the case of three European areas – Italy, France and Poland) directed by Salvatore Abbruzzese.

Data collection: life histories.

 

October 2004 –January 2005, University of Roma Sapienza, Italy

Project  DAP – Dipartimento dell’Amministrazione Penitenziaria (ufficio centrale detenuti e trattamento) – divisione IV “Ricerca valutativa sull’intervento dei CSSA (Centri Servizi Sociali per Adulti) nei confronti di condannati in esecuzione penale esterna in connessione anche al fenomeno della recidiva” (Evaluation research on Social Services Centres for Adults in external penal enforcement, connected with recidivism) directed by Luigi Frudà.

Data collection: semi-structured interviews.

 

October 2003 – October 2008

PhD Project “Les parcours d’adhésion aux croyances collectives dans le domaine du religieux. Une étude de cas dans l’Italie du Nord (Patterns of collective religious beliefs. A case study in Northern Italy).

Data collection (qualitative methods: ethnography, participant observation, qualitative interviews, archive research) and data processing.

 

July 2002, Institute IARD, Italy

Project of the Institute IARD Ricerche Politiche e Socioeconomiche (Milano), “I comportamenti giovanili dei trentini” (Behaviours of young people in Trentino).

Data collection: structured interviews.

 

May – June 2002, University of Trento – Milan “Sacro Cuore”, Italy

Project MIUR – COFIN 2001 “Istituzioni e frammentazione sociale: i comportamenti dei giovani-adulti” (Institutions and social fragmentation: behaviours of young-adult).

Data collection: life histories.

Memberships in societies and scientific committees

Associate member of the Academic team of Future for Religious Heritage (FRH) The European network for historic places of worship. 

Member of the AISRe Italian Section of the Regional Science Association International https://www.aisre.it/ 

Conferences and lectures

A. Presentations (invited talks)

  1. 6 September 2019 – Round Table “Spiritualità in Italia. Discorsi in movimento”. International Conference “Re-Enchanting the World: Spiritualities and Religions of the Third Millennium”, CESNUR, CRAFT, Università di Torino, 5-7 September 2019.
  2. 27 March 2019 – Italian Day Amore, si gira. Amour, ça tourne. L’amour et le cinéma italien, Département d’italien de l’UFR SLHS, Besançon (France) Université de Franche-Comté. Title Amour et cinéma… mais aussi économie et culture : l’exemple du festival Religion Today de Trente (Love and cinema… but also economy and culture : the exemple of Religio Today filmfestival in Trento).
  3. 28 June 2018 – Round table Transmission spirituelle et fabrication du patrimoine religieux en Méditerranée. Expériences individuelles, Marseille, LabexMed (Aix Marseille Université). Title : La médiation du patrimoine catholique et non catholique en Italie (The mediation of catholic and non catholic heritage in Italy).
  4. 5 December 2017 – Conference It’s the Economy, Unbeliever! Spiritualità alternative e pratiche economiche, Università di Torino, 5-6 December 2017. Title: Guide volontarie nelle chiese. La mediazione del patrimonio religioso fra carità e visibilità (Voluntary Guides in churches. The mediation of religious heritage between charity and visibility).
  5. 10 March 2016 - Seminar « Autres » médiateurs et « nouveaux » patrimoines, LAHIC (Ecole des Hautes Etudes de Sciences Sociales) - DPRPS (Ministère de la culture et de la communication), Paris 9-10 mars 2016. Title : Bénévolat et patrimoine : la formation spécifique des médiateurs dans l’art religieux (Volunteering and heritage : specific training of mediators in the religious art).
  6. 7 October 2015 – XX International Mariological Symposium Maria e il sacro: forme, luoghi, contesti, Pontificia Facoltà Teologica Marianum, Roma 6-9 ottobre 2015. Title: I santuari mariani (Marian sanctuaries).
  7. 2 October 2015 – Conference Relazioni pericolose. Le nuove frontiere del sacro al di fuori della religione, Fondazione Fondo Ricerca e talenti, Università di Torino, 1-2 ottobre 2015. Title: Religione e turismo I: la valorizzazione del patrimonio religioso e dei luoghi di culto (Religion and tourism I: valorization of religious heritage and of places of worship).
  8. 4 June 2015 - Seminar organized by the Trento School of Management during the FESTIVAL IT.A.CÀ. Verso un turismo sostenibile: il sistema delle aree protette del Trentino tra problematiche, processi e progetti. Trento, 30 maggio-7 giugno 2015. Titolo dell’intervento: “Flussi turistici e aree sensibili: il caso del trekking del Cristo pensante” (“Tourist Flows and sensitive areas: the case of the Trekking of the Thinking Christ”).
  9. 17-18 June 2014 – Joint Seminar DESPeS, SPE-REL, VADem – “Diversamente fedeli”. Percorsi e ragioni del credere nel cattolicesimo della società plurale, Università della Calabria, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e sociali in collaborazione con VADem e Spe-Religioni, 17-18 giugno 2014. Title: “Pallido, ostaggio dei politici”. Il restauro del Crocifisso del Pristol a Lavis (TN) (“Pale and politicians’ hostage”. The restoration of the Crucified of the Pristol in Lavis –TN)
  10. 21 January 2014 – Seminars of the Centre LAHIC, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales “Dynamiques de patrimonialisation des sites et des rituels religieux” and "Anthropologie des médiations patrimoniales", Paris. Title : L’accueil dans les églises du Trentin: la médiation paradoxale d’un patrimoine vivant (Welcome into the Trentino churches : paradoxal mediation of a lively heritage).
  11. 14 May 2013 – Seminar SPE-REL 2013 “L’età secolare. A partire dal volume di Charles Taylor", Dept FISPPA, University of Padua, 14 mai 2013. Title «Arte e trascendenza nell’età secolare» (Art et transcendance in the secular age).
  12. 24 April 2013 –Seminar «Arts visuels et christianisme», Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (responsable Isabelle Saint-Martin). Title: « Bénévolat dans l’art sacré : une dynamique de patrimonialisation du catholicisme en Europe ? » (Volunteering in the sacred art : a dynamic of heritagisation of Catholicism in Europe?).
  13. 25 May 2012 – Conference “Trentino visitato. Prospettive di ricerca per una storia del turismo in una regione alpina”. Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino (Palazzo Roccabruna), Trento 25-26 maggio 2012. Title: “Fra pellegrinaggio e turismo religioso: una storia recente del viaggio religioso in Trentino” (Between pilgrimage and religious tourism: a recent history of religious travel in Trentino).
  14. 3 February 2012 – Seminar of the centre LAHIC, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, “Dynamiques de patrimonialisation des sites et des rituels religieux”, Paris (November 2011-June 2012). Title: "Bénévolat dans l’art sacré : une dynamique de patrimonialisation du catholicisme en Italie" (Volunteering in sacred art : a dynamic of heritagisation of Catholicism in Italy?)
  15. 24 June 2011 – Second Seminar SPE-REL, Pontignano (SI) 23-24 June 2011. Title: “Luoghi per la ricerca di Dio e del sé: il Trekking del Cristo pensante delle Dolomiti” (Places for the seeking of God and self: the trekking of the Thinking Christ in Dolomites)
  16. 20 November 2010 – First Seminar SPE-REL, Assisi, Italy 19-20 November 2010. Title: “Una società civile per il patrimonio culturale religioso. Luoghi di culto e santuari nell’arco alpino orientale” (A civil society for religious heritage. Places of worship and shrines in eastern Alps).
  17. 9 April 2009 – Seminar Croyances et religions, de la théorie au terrain, Strasbourg, France, 9 avril 2009, Laboratoire Cultures et Sociétés en Europe. Title : "Appartenance et croire raisonnable: les rapports avec la tradition" (Belonging and reasonable believing: relations with tradition).
  18. 27 March 2009 – Seminar La dimensione religiosa problemi di metodo, Trento, Italy, 26-27 marzo 2009, Dipartimento di Scienze Umane e Sociali. Title: “Frequentare i luoghi sacri, oggi, fra tradizione e innovazione” (Frequenting religious places, today between tradition and innovation).
  19. 19 June 2008 – International Congress Catholicisme, Paris, France, 19-20 juin 2008, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Session Jeunes Chercheurs. Title: “Appartenir et “croire raisonnable” en Italie, France et Pologne : peut-on comparer trois modalités du catholicisme contemporain ?” (Belonging and reasonable believing in France, Italy and Poland: could we compare three kinds of contemporary Catholicism?).
  20. 26 October 2006 – Seminar Il credere ragionevole: l’esperienza religiosa contemporanea dei cattolici in Francia, Italia e Polonia, Trento, Italy, 26 ottobre 2006 . Title: “Credere e appartenere: le relazioni con la tradizione” (Believing and belonging: relations with tradition), Les résultats du projet MIUR – COFIN 2003 “Le ragioni del credere in prospettiva comparata: il caso di tre aree europee (Italia, Francia, Polonia)”.
  21. 10 May 2005 – Seminar during the course of Methods and Techniques of social research, Faculty of Sociology, Trento, Italy. Title: “Un’introduzione al concetto di famiglia intesa come vincolo ed opportunità relazionale, culturale e valoriale, in riferimento all’uscita dei giovani da casa” (Introduction to the concept of family).
  22. 25 March 2004 – Seminar during the course of Sociology of religion”, Université de Trento, Faculty of Sociology, Trento, Italy. Title: “Forme religiose della/nella modernità. Il culto dei Santi Vittore e Corona a Feltre” (Religious forms in and of modernity: the worship of Sint Vittore and Corona).

 

B. Presentations (call for papers)

  1. 6 settembre 2019    Partecipazione alla Tavola rotonda “Spiritualità in Italia. Discorsi in movimento”. International Conference “Re-Enchanting the World: Spiritualities and Religions of the Third Millennium”, CESNUR, CRAFT, Università di Torino, 5-7 September 2019.
    12 luglio 2019    Conference ISSRBCN’19 (International Society for the Sociology of Religion) “The Politics of Religion and Spirituality”, Barcelona 9-12 July 2019. Titolo dell’intervento: «Pale and hostage of the politicians». Social conflicts in the restoration of an Italian Crucifix.
  2. 7 October 2016 – International congress Il futuro degli edifici di culto - The Future of Churches. Identità a sistema per la valorizzazione dei contesti locali - Identity system for the valorization of local contexts, Gruppo di Ricerca Sacro e Architettura, Bologna 5-7 ottobre 2016. Paper entitled: La valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale religioso: il caso delle guide volontarie nelle chiese.
  3. 30 October 2014 – II Congrès international d’éducation patrimoniale. Penser à partir des expériences. Un regard complémentaire entre Espagne, France et Brésil, Paris-Madrid (France-Spain), 28-31 octobre 2014. Title : Les formations pour la médiation d’un patrimoine vivant: le cas du bénévolat dans l’art sacré en Italie.
  4. Challenges, strategies, opportunities”, Dipto di Ingegneria civile, ambientale e meccanica, Università degli studi di Trento. Paper entitled: The trekking of the Thinking Christ: politics of heritage.
  5. 4 November 2013 – Seminar Movable Religious Heritage, 4-5 November 2013, Utrecht (The Netherlands). Mini-presentation entitled: “Volunteering in the religious heritage: from protection to valorisation in north-eastern Italy”.
  6. 31 August 2013 – European Sociological Association 11th Conference “Crisis, Critique and Change”, Torino, 28-31 agosto 2013. Session Cultures of Religion – Religious Cultures. Paper entitled: “Valorisation in Religious Cultural Heritage: Volunteering in the Religious Field” – Peer Reviewed.
  7. 20 October 2012 – Conference “La religione popolare nella società post-secolare. Nuovi approcci teorici e nuovi campi di ricerca”, Padova, 18-20 ottobre 2012. Paper entitled: “Pratiche di appropriazione e riappropriazione: la valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale religioso nel Nord-est” (Practices of appropriation and re-appropriation: valorisation of religious cultural heritage in the Northeastern Italy)
  8. 4 July 2012 – 2nd TOCOCU Research Network “Regimes of Value in Tourism: Concepts, Politics and Practices”, Institut Universitaire Kurt Bosh IUKB, Sion (Switzerland), 2-4 July 2012. Paper entitled: “Valorisation in Religious Cultural Heritage: Volunteering in the Religious Field” – Peer Reviewed.
  9. 21 June 2012 – 1st EJTHR International Conference on Destination Branding, Heritage & Authenticity, University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), 21-22 June 2012. Paper entitled: Reaching the peak to stand by the Thinking Christ in Dolomites – Peer reviewed.
  10. 7 June 2012 – IV Convegno di Etnografia. Session Ethnography of religion. Sub-session 1: Spirituality in movement, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Bergamo (Italy) 7-9 giugno 2012. Paper entitled: La “mobilità spirituale” in Trentino: camminare per credere e visitare per valorizzare (The “spiritual mobility” in Trentino: walking to believe and visiting to valorise) – Peer reviewed.
  11. 16 February 2012 – International Conference “Commun(icat)ing Bodies The Body & Religion Conference”, UZT - Universitaetszentrum Theologie, Graz (Austria), 15-17 February 2012. Paper entitled “Walking for believing? The Thinking Christ in Dolomites” – Peer reviewed.
  12. 1 December 2011 – Research workshop “Entreprise et sacré: regards transdisciplinaires”, Paris (France) – Groupe IGS – Propédia, 1er décembre 2012. Paper entitled : "Le Trekking du Christ pensant dans les Dolomites : narrations de la création d’un lieu" (The Trekking of the Thinking Christ in Dolomites : narratives to create a place) – Peer reviewed.
  13. 22 September 2011 – Conference “Raccontare, ascoltare, comprendere. Metodologia e ambiti di applicazione delle narrazioni nelle scienze sociali, Trento (Italy) 22-23 settembre 2011. Session “Narrazioni, tempo e memoria”. Paper entitled: “Memoria familiare e trasmissione religiosa: come i nostri padri hanno creduto?” (Family memory and religious transmission: as our fathers have believed?) – Peer reviewed.
  14. 1 September 2011 – International conference “RiQGioS 2011”, Enna 1-3 settembre 2011. Session “Intersezioni: percorsi, ricerca, riflessioni”. Paper entitled: “Camminare per credere? L’osservazione partecipante nello studio dei pellegrinaggi in Trentino” (Walking to believe? Participant observation in the study of pilgrimages in Trentino region) – Peer reviewed.
  15. 19 May 2011 – International Workshop “Pilgrimage in pluralist Europe today. Religion, politics and heritage”, UCSIA, University of Antwerpen, Antwerpen (Belgiium) 19-20 May 2011. Paper entitled “The Case of the “Thinking Christ” in the Dolomites: Devotion, Trekking and Faith” – Peer reviewed.
  16. 7 October 2010 - International Seminar “The conundrum of collective memory. Politics, Institutions, Conflicts”, Verona, Italy 7-8 ottobre 2010. Paper entitled: “La trasmissione della religione attraverso la memoria: il caso dei santuari in Italia” (The transmission of religion thrhough collective memory: the case of shrines in Italy).
  17. 10 September 2010 – International Conference "Tourism and Seductions of Difference", 1st Tourism-Contact- Culture Research Network Conference Lisbon (Portugal), 10-12 Sept 2010. Session “Rethinking Pilgrimage, Seduction and Difference”. Paper entitled: “Religious tourism and local pilgrimages in a mountain region: opportunity for local development or reinvention of local traditions?” – Peer reviewed.
  18. 9 July 2010 – 14th Seminar “Culto dei santi e identità politiche, istituzionali, territoriali”, Montaione (FI), 8-10 luglio 2010. Paper entitled: “La città e il santuario. Il caso dei santi Vittore e Corona a Feltre” (The town and the shrine. The case of saint Vittore and Corona in Feltre).
  19. 31 July 2009 – 30th Conference of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion “Challenges of religious pluralism”, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 27-31 July 2009.
  20. 14 September 2007 – National Congress of the AIS (Italian Association of Sociology) “Capire le differenze: integrazioni e conflitti nella società del XXI secolo”. Urbino, Italy, 13-15 settembre 2007. Section Sociology of religion: “Integrazione e conflitto: il ruolo delle religioni”. Paper entitled: “Fra popolare e colto, fra espressivo ed estetico, fra memoria e storia: luogo e luoghi del sacro oggi. Il caso del santuario di Feltre” (Between popular and cultured, expressive and esthetical, memory and history: places of the sacred, today).
  21. 24 July 2007 – 29th Conference of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion “Secularities and religious vitalities”, Leipzig, Germany, 23-27 July 2007. Paper entitled : “Un sanctuaire dans le Nord d’Italie et son réseau social : sur l’objectivation sociologique” (A shrine and its social network : on sociological objectification). Session: The Ethnography of the Religious Facts: Stakes, Methods and Limits of Implication.
  22. 24 March 2007 - International Congres “The Rhythms of the Sacred. Time of the Monk, Time of the Tourist on the Global Scene”, Abbazia di Farfa Sabina (Rieti), Italy March 22-24 2007. Title: “The shrine of Ss. Vittore and Corona in the Northern Italy: a Sample of ‘Secondary Routes’ of the Sacred”.
  23. 7 June 2006 – 6th Congress Young sociologists “Giovani Persona, Europa, mutamento socio-culturale, Pontignano (Siena) 7-8 June 2006: “L’adesione alle credenze religiose come tensione fra locale e globale: il caso del santuario di Feltre” (Adhering to religious beliefs in tension between local and global: the case of the shrine of Feltre) – Peer reviewed.
  24. 13 March 2006 – International Conference of the Centre for Tourism & Cultural Change, University of Sheffield, UK “Journeys of Expression V: Tourism and the Roots / Routes of Religious Festivity”, Belfast, Northern-Ireland March, 13-15 2006. Title: “Through a Sacred Space in the North of Italy: popular Catholicism between persistence and new meaning” – Peer reviewed.

 

C. Posters

  1. 11-13 October 2018 – Participation to the FRH Biennial Conference Religious Heritage – Europe’s Legacy for the Future, Paris, UNESCO, 11-13 October 2018. Title: “Interpretation of religious cultural heritage: The role of volunteers” – Peer reviewed.
  2. 7 February 2011 – Participation to the Conference AFSR (Association Française des Sciences des Religions) 2011 “Croire en actes: distances, intensité ou excès”, Paris, 7-8 February 2011. Title: “Narrations du croire: en quête d’une rationalité axiologique ?” (Narratives of believing : searching for an axiological rationality ? » – Peer reviewed
  3. 24 September 2010 – Participation to the European Researchers’ Night 2010/Notte dei Ricercatori organized by the University of Trento, Italy. Title: “Credi nei miracoli? Turismo e pellegrinaggi verso i luoghi di devozione del Trentino” (Do you believe in miracles? Tourism and pilgrimage to devotion places in Trentino). Invited.

 

D. Distributed Paper

  1. 20 April 2013 – Conference “Natura e religione”, AIS – Sezione Religione (Italian Association of Sociology – Section Religion), Centro Convegni “Adriano Olivetti” Vidracco Valchiusella (Italy), 19-21 april 2013, “Il caso del Trekking del Cristo pensante nelle Dolomiti” (The case of the Trekking of thinking Christ in Dolomites, distributed paper).

 

E. Organisation of conference and workshops

  1. October- November 2018 – organization and teaching to the ECTS Seminar “Cinema, religioni e viaggi” (Cinema, religions and travels) in collaboration with the 21st Religion Today Film Festival (Trento, Italy).
  2. June 2018 - Co-organiser (with M. Gilli) of the Thematic Session “Ethnographic studies of tourism“ 7th ERQ Etnografia e ricerca qualitativa Conference, Bergamo (Italy), 6-9 June 2018.
  3. December 2016 - Co-organiser (with A. Pretto) of the Workshop “Valorizzazione del territorio: il turismo dal mondo al paese” (Valorisation of the territory: the tourism from the world to the town), Dept of Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, Trento (Italy), 12-13 December 2016.
  4. June 2016 - Co-organiser (with S. Palmisano and A. Giorgi) of the Thematic Session “Lived Religion. An ethnographical insight“ of the ERQ Etnografia e ricerca qualitative Conference, Bergamo (Italy) 8-11 June 2016.
  5. October 2015 Co-organiser (with K. Malatesta and P. Falci) of the International Congress 18 Candles – Cinema e diversità, Fondazione Bruno Kessler – Religion Today Filmfestival, Trento, 14th October 2015.
  6. July 2015 - Co-organiser (with S. Palmisano, N. Pannofino) of the Thematic Session STS/35 Sacred Creativity / La creativity{ du sacre of the 33rd Conference of the SISR / ISSR Sensing Religion / Eprouver le religieux, Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium, 2nd-5th July 2015.
  7. December 2014 - Organizational and Scientific Secretary of the Workshop “Turismo e valorizzazione del territorio” (Tourism and valorisation of the territory: ecomuseums in Trentino), Dept of Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, Trento (Italy), 4 December 2014.
  8. June 2014 - Co-organiser (with S. Palmisano, N. Pannofino) of the Thematic Session “Sacred Creativity“ of the ERQ Etnografia e ricerca qualitative Conference, Bergamo (Italy) 5-7 June 2014.
  9. December 2013 - Organizational and Scientific Secretary of the Workshop “Turismo e valorizzazione del territorio” (Tourism and valorisation of the territory), with M. Marzulli and A. Pretto, Dept of Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, Trento (Italy), 5-6 December 2013.
  10. December 2012 - Organizational and Scientific Secretary of the Workshop “Turismo e valorizzazione del territorio: casi di studio in Trentino” (Tourism and territory valorisation: case studies in Trentino), Dept of Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, Trento (Italy), 6 December 2012.
  11. May 2012 – Organizational Secretary of the Conference “Come se Dio ci fosse”. Teoria politica e magistero ecclesiale in Benedetto XVI, Dept of Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, Trento (Italy), 23 May 2012.
  12. 22-23 September 2011– Co-organiser of the Thematic Session “Narrazioni e identità” (Narratives and Identity), Conference “Raccontare, ascoltare, comprendere. Metodologia e ambiti di applicazione delle narrazioni nelle scienze sociali, Trento (Italy) 22-23 September 2011.
Other work

July – August 2016, Civezzano (TN), Italy

Volunteer Guide for the project “Varcare la soglia”, Museo Diocesano Tridentino and Association Anastasia.

 

May 2016-present, Trento, Italy

Member of the board of the Association BiancoNero organising the Religion Today Film festival in Trento (Italy).

 

5 September 2014, Carisolo (TN), Italy

Talk to the 3rd edition of “Le Vie dei Parchi. Turismo Sostenibile, Dialogo Interreligioso e Cultura della Convivenza”, about valorisation in religious cultural heritage, religious and spiritual tourism.

 

May 2014, Trento, Italy

Talks to the broadcast (RAI regional radio of Trentino Sud Tirol) C. Toller’s program “Il tempo dello spirito” (The time of the spirit) about religious tourism, shrines and traditional itineraries in Trentino.

 

Ottobre 2013 – May 2015, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy

Participation to the Laboratory on the Second Vatican Council, Corso Superiore di Scienze Religiose (Istituto di Scienze Religiose).

 

12 October 2013, Tione (TN), Italy

Seminar to the course for “Accompagnatori volontari nella visita alle chiese” organized by the Consorzio per il turismo delle Giudicarie centrali and the associazione Anastasia di Trento (Tione, Trento). Entitled: “Itinerari religiosi in Trentino: la valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale religioso”.

 

9 February 2013, Tione (TN), Italy

Seminar to the course for “Accompagnatori volontari nella visita alle chiese” organized by the Consorzio per il turismo delle Giudicarie centrali and the associazione Anastasia di Trento (Tione, Trento). Entitled: “Il turismo religioso in Trentino: guidare ai valori del territorio”.

 

26 October 2012, Trento, Italy

Presentation of the research “Il turismo religioso in Trentino: quali opportunità per lo sviluppo locale?” (Caritro, marzo 2010 – febbraio 2012)”, course for volunteer guides to ecclesiastical and religious heritage in the archdiocese of Trento.

 

26 October –24 November 2011, Trento, Italy

Selected for the Photography exposition for the 150th of the Italian Unity “Noi crediamo... ancora. Fotografie dell'Italia di oggi” (We still believe… Photos from Italy, today), Association Art to Art, Foyer of the Faculty of Law.

 

14 May 2010, Trento, Italy

Seminar to the course for “Guide volontarie ai beni culturali ecclesiastici” dell’arcidiocesi di Trento entitled Turismo religioso e pellegrinaggio. Primi risultati di un’indagine in corso”.

 

December 2009, Trento, Italy

Certificate of “Guida ai beni culturali ecclesiastici dell’arcidiocesi di Trento” (CEI – Italian Conference of Catholic Bishops).

 

27 November 2009: seminar to the course for “Guide volontarie ai beni culturali ed ecclesiastici” dell’arcidiocesi di Trento entitled “L’opera d’arte in un paesaggio. Lo spazio e il sacro”.

 

2007-2015, Trento, Italy

Attending the course for “Guide volontarie ai beni culturali ecclesiastici” dell’arcidiocesi di Trento – Ufficio Arte Sacra (Volunteer guides to ecclesiastical and religious heritage in the archdiocese of Trento).