Third Mission

Scienza Nuova is committed to accomplish the so-called third mission, where the humanities are currently showing no continuative and organic engagement.


Firstly, Scienza Nuova will implement dissemination to ensure a broad interdisciplinary impact and a working relationship with professionals. There will be many publications, alongside seminars and conferences.

Labont manages three journals, two of which are international. One of those is indexed on ISI and Scopus, and appears on the main international databases. The journals include:

  • Rivista di Estetica ( one of the historical Italian journals, published in Open Access (;
  • Brill Research Perspectives in Art and Law (

Labont also manages several scientific publication series (, including an international one: Aesthetics and Contemporary Art (

There will be two publications specifically dedicated to the topics addressed by Scienza Nuova:  “Scienza Nuova” (Rosenberg & Sellier) and the series “Philosophy of Technology” (Il Mulino)


From November 2018 to June 2019, Scienza Nuova, in collaboration with Circolo dei Lettori, will organize the “Umberto Eco Readings”, with the participation of international thinkers in dialogue with Nuova Scienza academics. The aim will be to provide an account of the problems faced and a presentation of the role of the humanities in the documedia society. In order to address the business world, we have built relationships with Tim, General Motors, Confindustria, Sole 24 ore (especially Nova, through Luca De Biase), Small business associations (API etc.). We will also collaborate with Rai Scuola, Associazione Italiana Formatori, Ernst and Young and the Camogli Communication Festival.

Lifelong Learning

The seminars and conferences will be filmed and shared on Eduflix as part of a permanent education program. Currently Eduflix uses one of the most advanced platforms to provide training through online video streaming, on the model of Netflix or TED talks. The skill of Eduflix in the creation of “intellectual conversations” involving the most authoritative figures of Italian and international culture (including numerous Nobel prize winners) and its decennial experience in the field of education allow us to propose and implement a system for training and continuous updating that will evolve in harmony with the needs arising from the ongoing technological evolution. The goal is to provide training courses made up of hundreds of video units involving leading experts (in the humanities and in science) so as to ensure the latest updating on the new factors emerging in relation to the technological evolution.