Dario Edoardo Viganò

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Dario Edoardo Viganò (Rio de Janeiro, June 27, 1962) is an Italian Catholic priest, writer and university teacher. He was named director of Vatican Television Center in 2013.

He holds the title of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and is a member of the Pontifical Theological Academy.

Career[edit]

Following studies in philosophy and theology at the University of Milan, he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on June 13, 1987 by Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, archbishop of the diocese of Milan.

During his doctoral studies pertaining to the history of cinema (published in 1997 by Castoro) and even after that, he worked at the Office for Social Communications of the Ambrosian Diocese. He was involved primarily in the cinema and community cinema halls.

In 1998, he became a member of the Italian Episcopal Conference.

In the second half of the 1990s he taught 'Ethics and the Deontology of the Media' at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. In 1998 he began teaching 'Semiology of Cinema and Audio-visual Technology' in Rome and 'Semiotics and Business Communications' at the faculty of Communication Studies at LUMSA University.

From 2000 onwards he began teaching at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome where he was made professor of 'Communication Theory' and dean of the 'Redemptor hominis' Institute. He is also Director of the 'Centro Interdisciplinare Lateranense'.

Since 2005 he has also been lecturer in 'Semiology of Cinema and Audiovisual Technology' and 'Cinema Theory and Techniques' at the faculty of Political Science and Communication Studies at the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome.

He has also been made a member of the "Pontificia Academia Theologica" and of the scientific board of the Centre for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) "Massimo Baldini"[1] directed by Michele Sorice and dedicated to the memory of Massimo Baldini (2008). He is also member of the scientific board of the CMCS-LUISS Working Papers Series.

On January 22, 2013 he was nominated director of the Vatican Television Center and secretary of its board of administration.

Professional[edit]

In 2004 Dario Edoardo Viganò was asked to assume the role of President of the Ente dello Spettacolo (EdS) a cinema organization which was founded in 1946 and which, in 2006, was to become the 'Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo' (FEdS).,[2][3]

He is, furthermore, editor-in-chief of the magazine Rivista del Cinematografo (the longest running Italian magazine covering cinema, founded in Milan in 1928 and edited by the Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo.)

In the same period, he was nominated as member of the Subcommittee for the recognition of Cultural Interests by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities with a focus on feature films.

In 2008 he was also asked to participate in the Administrative Council of the 'Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia' with portfolios covering the Italian National Film Archives and publishing.[4][5][6][7]

In the early 2000s Viganò was nominated President of the Italian National Commission for Film Evaluation – 'Commissione Nazionale Valutazione Film' (CNVF) part of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI).[8][9][10]

In the past ten years he has been a research assistant for the cinema division of the Office for Social Communication of the CEI, directed by Domenico Pompili.,[11][12]

Together with Francesco Casetti of the Università Cattolica di Milano, Viganò is also the science co-director, of an advanced e-learning program for the promotion of communication and culture 'ANICEC'. It was established in 2000 by the Inter-disciplinary Centre of the Lateran Pontifical University, the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and by the Communication and Culture Foundation of the CEI.

Books[edit]

• POP FILM ART. Visual culture, moda e design nel cinema italiano anni '60 e '70, (con Steve Della Casa), Edizioni Sabinae, Roma 2012.

• Cari Maestri. Da Susanne Bier a Gianni Amelio i registi si interrogano sull'importanza dell'educazione, Cittadella editrice, Assisi 2011.

• Chiesa, denaro, pubblicità. Storia e analisi degli spot dell'8x1000, Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli (CZ), to be published in 2010.[dated info]

• Il prete di celluloide. Nove sguardi d'autore, Cittadella Editrice, Assisi 2010.

• La musa impara a digitare. Uomo, media e società, Lateran University Press, Roma 2009.

• La Chiesa nel tempo dei media, Edizioni OCD, Roma 2008.

• L'adesso del domani. Raffigurazioni della speranza nel cinema moderno e contemporaneo, Effatà Editrice, Cantalupa (TO) 2007 (con G. Scarafile).

• Gesù e la macchina da presa. Dizionario ragionato del cinema cristologico, Lateran University Press, Roma 2005.

• I sentieri della comunicazione: storia e teorie, Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli (CZ) 2003.

• Cinema e Chiesa. I documenti del Magistero, Effatà Editrice, Cantalupa (TO) 2002.

• Essere. Parola. Immagine. Percorsi del cinema biblico, Effatà Editrice, Torino 2000 (con D. Iannotta).

• La settima stanza. Un film di Márta Mészáros, Centro Ambrosiano, Milano 1997 (con C. Bettinelli).

• I mondi della comunicazione, Centro Ambrosiano, Milano 1997 (con M. L. Bionda, A. Bourlot).

• I figli e la televisione, In dialogo, Milano 1996 (con M. L. Bionda, G. Michelone).

• I preti del cinema. Tra vocazione e provocazione, Istituto di Propaganda Libraria, Milano 1995 (con E. Alberione).

• Cinema, cinema, cinema. Dalle origini ai nostri giorni, Edizioni Paoline, Milano 1995 (con G. Michelone).

• La televisione in famiglia. Trasmissioni a confronto, Edizioni Paoline, Milano 1995 (con G. Michelone).

• Il teleforum. Domande e risposte sul piccolo schermo, Edizioni Paoline, Milano 1994 (con G. Michelone).

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