The Association of Students, Researchers and Professors of the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa ("Associazione Normalisti") was founded in 1997 (after a first initiative by the philosopher Giovanni Gentile in 1933, renewed in 1950) on the initiative of a promoter committee chaired by Alessandro Faedo, who aspired to make it a place for meeting and dialogue between various generations of "normalisti".
The Association now has more than a thousand members among current students, alumni, researchers and professors who have carried out or are carrying out their activities within the Scuola Normale Superiore.
The Presidents of the Associazione Normalisti have been:
The “Normale” newsletter is a six-monthly periodical published by the Association. It contains contributions from students, alumni, lecturers and friends of the Scuola Normale. The Newsletter began as a six-monthly periodical in 1998 and had maintained this format for almost fifteen years until, during the members’ meeting at the end of 2012, it was decided to change it into a periodical online. The new newsletter has been active on line since the end of 2013. The newsletter is registered at the tribunal in Pisa (reg. N 12/1998).
To consult hard copies of issues available or not available online, contact the secretary of the Associazione Normalisti or the Library of the Scuola Normale Superiore.
Il bollettino via web
The first person responsible for the site was the former member of the Board of Directors of the Bruno Barsella Association (a former student in the years 1953-1957, professor at the Department of Physics, University of Pisa).
Currently the administrators are Alessandro Marchetti (former councillor and former student in chemistry at the Scuola Normale Superiore), Lorenzo Losa (councillor and former postgraduate student in mathematics at the Scuola Normale Superiore).