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Welcome to the Mons Pietatis portal - from pity to credit

Based on the researches carried out by the Centro di studi sui Monti di Pietà e sul Credito Solidaristico, Mons Pietatis aims to conduct a mapping of European ethical credit institutions and to describe their archives and history, as well as to provide updated information on studies and research activities on this topic.

Established in 2001 at the Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna, Centro di Studi curates a specialised library and organises meetings and initiatives to disseminate scientific knowledge about ethical credit organisations and institutions, in particular the Monti di Pietà, which were established in Italy from the second half of the 15th century.

The Study Centre is a benchmark for all those interested in these historical themes.

Historical mapping of the Monti di pietà and their archives

Highlights

News

Mobilizing Money for the Public Good - programme

Mobilizing Money for the Public Good - programme

On 7 and 8 November 2022, the international conference Mobilizing Money for the Public Good will be held at Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e di Ravenna.

Publication of the volume 'I Monti di Pietà nel territorio di Ravennatensia'

Publication of the volume 'I Monti di Pietà nel territorio di Ravennatensia'

The volume I Monti di Pietà nel territorio di Ravennatensia: esperienze a confronto, edited by Maurizio Tagliaferri, was published.

A review of the 'Credito e Monti di Pietà tra Medioevo ed età moderna'

A review of the 'Credito e Monti di Pietà tra Medioevo ed età moderna'

We share the review of the book Credito e Monti di Pietà tra Medioevo ed età moderna. Un bilancio storiografico written by Antonio Montefusco and published in the journal «Il Santo».

WEHC 2022 - A panel about microcredit models

WEHC 2022 - A panel about microcredit models

The programme of XIX World Economic History Congress 2022 will include a panel on the historical analysis and comparison of microcredit models from a transepocal and global perspective.

Reflections from the training school

Reflections from the training school "Moving Goods for Charity"

A brief description and some reflections derived from the PIMo training school Moving Goods for Charity Across the Mediterranean (15th-19th centuries), held in Bologna from 13 to 16 June 2022.

A fellowship for research about Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples

A fellowship for research about Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples

Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Storici announced a fellowship about the Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples for the academic year 2022-2023.