History and Humanities News

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.

Prof. Jens Koehler Attends International Conference in Germany

From May 25th to May 29th, 2016, Jens Koehler from JCU's Department of Art History and Studio Art attended the international conference "Water during the Time of Frontinus," in Trier, Germany.

Prof. Argentieri on Ukraine-Russia Conflict at Italian Parliament

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016 President of the Foreign and EU Affairs Committee Fabrizio Cicchitto invited JCU Professor Federigo Argentieri, Director of the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs, to the conference "Riflessioni sull'Ucraina" ("Reflections on Ukraine") in Palazzo Montecitorio, Rome.

Prof. Bessi on “The Wine Show”

Professor Benedetta Bessi, who teaches Classical Studies and Ancient History at JCU, recently lent her expertise in ancient Roman wine to the British ITV channel.

Meet COM Professor Mike Watson

Professor Mike Watson, an art theorist and curator holding a PhD in Philosophy from Goldsmiths College, joined John Cabot’s faculty in 2015.

Welcome New Professor Dr. Seth N. Jaffe

John Cabot University is pleased to welcome new professor of Political Science and Dr. Seth N. Jaffe International Affairs, Dr. Seth N. Jaffe, who will begin teaching in January 2017.

JCU Alumna and Environmental Activist Zornitza Hadjitodorova Returns from International Antarctic Expedition

Says Zornitza, "We must remember that, as Sir Robert Swan says, 'The greatest threat to our Planet is the belief that someone else will protect it'".

JCU Professor and Students Provide Image Palette for William Kentridge’s “Triumphs and Laments”

Rome's great new work of contemporary art was inaugurated on April 21, 2016.

JCU 2016 Student Awards Winners

On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, John Cabot University students, faculty and staff gathered on the Secchia Terrace for the annual Student Award Ceremony. The awards, presented by President Franco Pavoncello and by the Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Mary Merva, are in recognition of academic and service excellence.

Is the American Century Over? JCU Welcomes Professor Joseph Nye

Professor Nye is Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard University, and former Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Feminism in India: Dr. K. Mahadevan Discusses Intersection of Caste and Gender

Professor Mahadevan, from the University of Mumbai, focused on feminism in India, and the problem of how feminist theory should relate to women's experience, and in particular the experiences of low caste women.

Prof. Danica Pušić Publishes Translation of Copernicus

Professor Danica Pušić of JCU's Department of History and Humanities has published the translation into Serbo-Croatian of Nicolaus Copernicus' De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres).

JCU Prof. Sorgner Participates in “Politics and Aesthetics” Conference

Professor of Philosophy Stefan Lorenz Sorgner will present a paper during Roma Tre University's two-day conference "Politics and Aesthetics" on April 4-6, 2016.

JCU Professor Koehler Presents at Roman Archaeology Conference

Professor Koehler presented his paper "Before the Hammam: Ancient Spas of Roman North Africa."