History and Humanities News

JCU Hosts 9th Beyond Humanism Conference

The Beyond Humanism Conference was organized by JCU Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, Sangkyu Shin, Evi Sampanikou, Francesca Ferrando, and Jaime del Val.

Professors Driessen and Bailey Publish on Religion and Politics

Professor Michael Driessen John Cabot University Professors Michael Driessen and Tom Bailey recently published two works they co-authored. Both stem from a conference Professors Driessen and Bailey organized at John Cabot in June 2014, “Rethinking Political Catholicism.” The first publication is a special edited volume with the [...]

Striving for Equality: Communications Student Federica Bocco

Federica Bocco (class of 2018) is a Communications student from Naples. She is also pursuing a minor in Humanistic Studies.

Professor Fabrizio Conti Gives Seminar at University of Rome “La Sapienza”

On Wednesday May 10, 2017 Fabrizio Conti, a History lecturer at John Cabot University, taught a seminar at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" entitled "The Jews, Pawnshops, and Popular Religiosity in Late Fifteenth-Century Franciscan Preachers."

Carson McCullers in the World: International Conference at JCU

John Cabot University will host an international conference on the American novelist Carson McCullers from July 14 through 16, 2017.

Throwing Assumptions out of the Window: Professor Gene Ogle

Professor Gene Ogle's research interests include colonization and transcultural relations in the early modern Atlantic World, slavery, and racism.

John Cabot University Announces 2017 Student Award Winners

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, John Cabot University students, faculty and staff gathered in the Aula Magna for the annual Student Awards Ceremony.

Professor Seth N. Jaffe Publishes Book on Thucydides

Professor Seth N. Jaffe, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at JCU, just published the book Thucydides on the Outbreak of War: Character and Contest with Oxford University Press.

A Stand Against Gender Inequality: History Major Kiriko Mechanicus

Kiriko Mechanicus is a History major and Communications minor from Amsterdam, Netherlands. She is the President of the Women's Leadership Initiative (JCU's student organization promoting women's rights) and she is involved in the JCU Community Service Program.

Music Against Violence: Student Karima 2G Performs for Amnesty International

JCU student and rapper Anna Maria Gehnyei, aka Karima 2G, recently wrote and performed lead vocals on “Roots,” a song recorded in collaboration with History and Amnesty International Italia, that aims to shed light on contemporary slavery.

Professor Abdolmohammadi Publishes Article on U.S. Elections in LSE Blog

On November 10, 2016, Political Science Professor Pejman Abdolmohammadi published a blog post on the London School of Economics Middle East Centre titled "Iran's Hardliners: The Unexpected Winners of the US Elections."

The Frohring Library Presents JCU Authors 2016

As part of the celebrations for the 10th anniversary of Dr. Franco Pavoncello's investiture as President of JCU, the Frohring Library has organized JCU Authors 2016, an exhibit showcasing the intellectual production of the university faculty.

JCU Welcomes Aydın Adnan Sezgin, Ambassador of Turkey to Rome

The International Relations Society was pleased to host Aydin Adnan Sezgin, the Turkish ambassador to Italy, to discuss the unsuccessful coup d'etat in Turkey, the Syrian Civil War, and the question of Kurds.

Faculty Development Funds Support JCU’s Outstanding Professors

JCU Vice President and Academic Dean Mary Merva is pleased to announce the JCU Faculty Development Funds (FDC) awarded for the academic year 2015-2016.

Professor Vanda Wilcox’s New Publication

John Cabot University professor Vanda Wilcox recently published Morale and the Italian Army during the First World War with Cambridge University Press.