On Saturday May 29, 2021, the Seraphicum Graphology Department hosted an interesting day of study on the theme, “The Graphometric Signature: Forensic Implications and New Frontiers for Research.

A graphometric signature is the digital counterpart of a traditional signature on paper. It is acquired by means of appropriate electronic devices, which allow one to “capture” not only the geometric characteristics of the graphic line, but also the dynamics of the writing process during the signing. The aim of the conference was to illustrate the legal implications of graphometric signatures in forensics, particularly in terms of security and verifying identity. The digitalization of the signature being signed also opens new frontiers for research, becoming a valuable tool for experimentation in other areas where graphology might be applied. The speakers took turns during the conference, each providing an overview of recent developments and different approaches to this subject in their area of expertise.
Friar Raffaele DI MURO, the Graphology Department Chair, opened the conference along with Dr. Eleonora GAUDENZI, President of the Italian Graphological Association. The Association co-sponsored the event together with the International Center of Medical Graphology (CIGME).
The many participants at the event enjoyed no less than seven lectures, given by distinguished scholars of international renown. The proceedings concluded with an interesting debate between the speakers and members of the audience who attended in the classroom and online. The event moderator was Professor Nadia BUONANNO, a professor at the Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure (Seraphicum).
It was an honor for the Seraphicum Graphology Department to host the study day. The event was an authoritative contribution to research in the new field of Graphology, prompting further study and bringing the Seraphicum Graphology Department closer to the cutting edge of this kind of research.

Friar Raffaele DI MURO