The Fondazione per le scienze religiose (FSCIRE) is a research institution that publishes, trains, serves, organizes, welcomes and communicates research in the field of religious sciences, with particular regard to Christianity, Islam and the religions with which they have been in contact.

Benefits for TNA Users

Read here how you can benefit from a TNA stay at FSCIRE.

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Why Coming to Bologna?

In this video, Davide Dainese gives three answers to the question: Why coming to Bologna?

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About Us

FSCIRE is a research institute specialized in the History of Christianity and its relationship with other religions.

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Our Collections

Many special collections enrich the FSCIRE libraries, such as: critical editions both in printed and digital format (COGD and MANSI); synopsis and indexes of the II Vatican Council; digitized manuscripts and ancient books; virtual tools and databases. The Giuseppe Dossetti Library also preserves the following special collections.

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Among the FSCIRE libraries are the famous Giuseppe Dossetti Library, the Giorgio La Pira Library in Palermo, and the FSCIRE Archives.

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Research Groups and Expertise

Research activity at FSCIRE is structured around some major themes that have embraced broad yet crucial themes such as religious illiteracy, the experiences of the Eastern churches, the desire for Christian unity, the reform of the curia, Christianity in Africa and, since 2018, projects linked to the histories and doctrines of Islam.

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Explore National Libraries and Museums

Bologna, Palermo, and other cities nearby are the seat of libraries, institutions, and archives of interest for Religious Studies.

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Your TNA Contact

If you would like to learn more about our TNA services, you can contact us via email. Our TNA coordinators are happy to provide you with further information, and explain further how you can benefit from a TNA visit at our institute.

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Transnational Access Fellowship Programme

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