Professor Fabrizio Conti Gives Seminar at University of Rome "La Sapienza"

Professor Fabrizio Conti

Professor Fabrizio Conti

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.”

The lecture was held within the course in Modern History taught by Prof. Marina Caffiero,”Between Persecution and Tolerance: Christians and  Jews in the Modern Age,” aimed at analyzing the relations and the cultural, religious and economic exchanges among Jews and  Christians in Europe and in the Mediterranean area in the early modern age.

Professor Conti’s teaching and research interests span the Medieval and Early Modern Period, with an interdisciplinary approach to intellectual developments, the history of magic and witchcraft, the history of Christianity, and the Italian Quattrocento. In particular, Prof. Conti is interested in the forms of religious conversion, the relationship between official and unofficial cultural patterns, and the history of religious orders. His book entitled Witchcraft, Superstition, and Observant Franciscan Preachers: Pastoral Approach and Intellectual Debate in Renaissance Milan was published by Brepols in 2015.