We are delighted to announce the creation of a new book series: Tracce. The series joins a wide landscape of publications provided by the Sophia University Institute. As the Rector Professor Giuseppe Argiolas said, the series is promoted «together with Città Nuova Editrice, supported and championed by the Presidency of the Focolare Movement that perfectly understood the peculiarity of the series and its strategic role. With short and perspectival essays, the series offers an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach to favour the interaction between different knowledge in a framework of wisdom that does not eliminate independence and the methodological statute of each knowledge. On the contrary, it comprehends its roots and common goals, develop the main theoretical contributions that started Sophia’s academic production».

The series includes some approaches starting from the main subject and research areas promoted by the Institute: theology, philosophy, law, communication, economics, politics, anthropology, natural sciences, interculture, ecology, interreligious dialogue, global studies. There are Tracce (“tracce” is the Italian for tracks, footprints) of philosophy, Tracce of theology, Tracce of dialogue, Tracce of trinitary ontology, Tracce of sociology, Tracce of economics, Tracce of politics, Tracce of law…

The series is directed by Professor Piero Coda and Professor Massimo Donà and boasts an interdisciplinary scientific committee: Kurt Appel, Vincenzo Vitiello, Massimo Cacciari, Adriano Fabris, Stefano Zamagni, Gennaro Iorio, Leonardo Morlino, Rocco Pezzimenti, Juan Carlos Scannone, Vincenzo Buonomo, Giuseppe Milan, Donald W. Mitchell.

The first volume was written by Marco Martino: Suddenly. The route of the “non” starting from Plato with a “afterword in dialogue” by Vincenzo Vitiello and Piero Coda. The editorial plan encompasses a significant number of incoming publications: The cry of abandonment. Writing, mysticism, theology by Gerard Rossé and Piero Coda; On male and female. In dialogue with Klaus Hemmerle by Valentina Gaudiano; The Atlantic Route. A history of “mutual discoveries”  edited by Marco Luppi; Precaution and relationality. The case of legislative framework of nanotechnologies by Sergio Barbaro; The Principle and Liberty: event and participation by Alessandro Clemenzia and Marco Martino; In communication. A generative perspective by Cristina Montoya; Fraternity as a paradigm of dialogue. Chiara Lubich’s friendship with other religious leaders by Roberto Catalano.

The launch of Tracce, as stated by Piero Coda «in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Chiara Lubich’s birth (1920-2008), founder of Sophia in 2007, surely bodes well as the encouraging and warm invitation by Pope Francis during the recent private audience at the Vatican with our Institute: «I am happy with the journey you have made in these twelve years of life. Keep going! The journey has just begun!».