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LEM’s Program

Religious institutionalities and politic’s influence

Member of LEM’s cluster 4 : Institutions and religious doctrines, medieval and modern Europe and Mediterranean, Philippe Castagnetti specializes in the social dimension of sacramental practices, hagiographical sources and canonization proce-dures in modern Europe. Member of the CERCOR (European Center on Religious Orders, Communities and Congregations, Saint-Étienne), he is also in charge of the area of research “Types of sociability and cultural practices in the religious world” and the co-director of the topics “The systems of historicity in a regular environment” and “Developing holiness : sources and stakes.”

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Fields of research

The cultural and religious history of Catholic Europe (France, Italy) during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Topics of research

Religious world and canonizations since the Renaissance : procedures and stakes.
Establishing a collective memory in the religious world. Historical and liturgical productions in a congregant environment.

Current projects

A co-organization, in collaboration with Christian Renoux (POLEN, Orleans), of several international study days, which focus on the exploitation of post-Tridentine canonization procedures in history. The proceedings of these study days will be published.
Studies in preparation : co-direction of a collecive work : Sources hagiographiques et procès de canonisation : les circulations textuelles autour du culte des saints (XVIe-XXe siècle), set to be published.

Research seminar / teaching

Participation to the research seminar (which happens several times a year) of the teachers in charge of the master class “Professions of the historian”, of the University of Jean Monnet (Saint-Étienne).
Resumption in fall 2018.

Selected books

With C. Renoux, Culture et société au miroir des procès de canonisation (XVIe-XXe siècle), PUSE, Saint-Étienne, 2016.

Baptiser : pratique sacramentelle, pratique sociale (XVIe-XXe siècles), codir. avec G. Alfani et V. Gourdon, PUSE, Saint-Étienne, 2009. Présentation sur openeditions.org.

Le jansénisme en Forez au XVIIIe siècle, numéro spécial de la revue Entretemps,
3, PUSE, Saint-Étienne, 2004.

Images et pratiques de la ville (XVIe-XIXe siècles), vol. 2, coll. Cahiers de l’IERP, PUSE, Saint-Étienne, 2006.

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Other programs

Labex COMOD, axis "State and religion : the construction of a bond".

(literary, linguistics and historicals Approchs of Sources, Saint-Étienne).