Disembodied souls and embodied self? A return of the body in spirituality and the soul in healthcare

17 July 2023 | 14:00 — 16:00

Online e in presenza

Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Polo delle Scienze Umane e sociali
Aula piccola

Online e in presenza

Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Polo delle Scienze Umane e sociali
Aula piccola

FBK-ISR International Seminar 2023

There seems to be a return of attention to the dimension of the soul in bioethics and to the dimension of the body in spirituality. How do people look at the spiritual dimension and at the care of the soul, most of all in realities of care and in healthcare contexts? How did the bodily presence become more and more relevant for and in spirituality? How is it possible to deal with these issues respecting very diverse sensitivities of people?

Scientific coordination:
Massimo Leone, Director FBK-ISR


Cycle of seminars: “(Dis)Embodiment in Religion and Ethics

The seminar will be held in Italian

The presentation will be in-person in the FBK Aula Piccola while seats last and online

Registration by July 14, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. is required in order to arrange the connection



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  • Speaker
    Lucia Galvagni is researcher at the Center for Religious Studies of the Bruno Kessler Foundation. She studied Philosophy at the Catholic University in Milan, obtained a PhD in Bioethics at the Medical Faculty of the University of Genova (Italy) and a MA in Ethics, Healthcare and Institutions at the Catholic University of Lille (France). Her main research interests are bioethics, clinical ethics and philosophy of medicine, ethics and genetics, narrative ethics and narrative medicine. She is member of the Healthcare Ethics Committees of the Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari, the local healthcare agency of the Autonomous Province of Trento, and of the Commission on Research with Animals at the University of Trento. She taught Bioethics at the University of Pavia (Faculty of Biology and Course on Biotechnology) and at the University of Trento (Course of Biomolecular Sciences and Technologies; Faculty of Philosophy, with J.-F. Malherbe). She is an affiliate of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics and has been a visiting reserchers of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, Washington D.C.


Registration to this event is mandatory.

Registration closed on 14/07/2023.



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