Haifa hosts series of conferences by Italian researchers

(AGI) - Haifa, July 1 - The series of conferences entitled"Young Italian researchers travelling between the East and theWest", organised by the Italian Cultural Institute in Haifa incooperation with the Dante Alighieri Society, has ended withthe conference "The brain's genius" presented by Maurizio DePitta'. The event allowed young Italian researchers to bevalorised through a series of initiatives involving variousfields of knowledge ranging from history to sociology, fromliterature to human geography and neuroscience. Over a fourmonth period a number of speakers held conferences, startingwith Toni Veneri from Trieste University, who spoke

(AGI) - Haifa, July 1 - The series of conferences entitled"Young Italian researchers travelling between the East and theWest", organised by the Italian Cultural Institute in Haifa incooperation with the Dante Alighieri Society, has ended withthe conference "The brain's genius" presented by Maurizio DePitta'. The event allowed young Italian researchers to bevalorised through a series of initiatives involving variousfields of knowledge ranging from history to sociology, fromliterature to human geography and neuroscience. Over a fourmonth period a number of speakers held conferences, startingwith Toni Veneri from Trieste University, who spoke on "Mapsand travel tales between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,""The many identities of Leo the African," "The mysteriousidentity of traveller and messiah David Reubeni," "Paolo Rumiz'Italy Minor. Mountains, rivers, railway lines" and "PaoloRumiz' Italy Minor. Historical itineraries, temporal suburbs."Claudia Damari from Pisa University spoke on the subject of"From Ancient to Modern Pilgrimages. The Meaning of aCollective Phenomenon", while Francesca Gorgoni from Rome's LaSapienza University and the Universite' de Paris III, an experton interaction between Arab Muslim and Jewish culture, held aconference on "The history and treasures of Rome's ghetto" atthe Institute's photographic exhibition of "mapot", theprecious decorations of the five ancient Roman synagogues thatare part of the collection owned by the Jewish Museum in Rome.Gorgoni also held a second conference entitled "Andalusianpolyphony, Arabic, Hebrew and Spanish in Al Andalus", followedby Maurizio De Pitta', who presented a paper on "The Brain'sGenius" about neuro-scientific studies on human intelligence."(AGI). .