"Rome in the Renaissance" International Conference to be held at JCU on April 5 and 6

The international conference “Rome in the Renaissance: Global Projections on Religious Identities and Dissent” will be held on April 5 and 6, 2024, at Jonh Cabot University, Guarini Campus.

John Cabot University Guarini Campus
John Cabot University Guarini Campus

The conference is organized by Professor Fabrizio Conti from JCU’s Department of History and Humanities, in collaboration with Professors Paolo Broggio and Andrea Vanni from the Department of Humanistic Studies of Roma Tre University.

The conference is generously sponsored by the Office of the President of John Cabot University and the Department of History and Humanities.

The keynote speakers of the conference are Professors Gábor Klaniczay, from Central European University, and Giorgio Caravale, from Roma Tre University.

At the end of the two-day conference, which will see numerous participants discussing their research organized in 9 panels, a student workshop will be held, during which students from Professor Conti’s courses “The Italian Renaissance” and “Magic and Witchcraft in Medieval and Early Modern Europe,” will present their work.

Routledge has shown interest in publishing the conference proceedings.

Fabrizio Conti (Ph.D., Central European University, 2011) is a lecturer in History at John Cabot University as well as an Arts and Humanities Advisor at the American Academy in Rome. His teaching and research interests span the antique/late antique, medieval, and renaissance periods, with an interdisciplinary approach to cultural and religious developments and special focus on the history of magic and witchcraft. His publications include the monograph Witchcraft, Superstition, and Observant Franciscan Preachers: Pastoral Approach and Intellectual Debate in Renaissance Milan (Brepols, 2015), and the edited volumes: Humanisms and Beyond: Past, Present, and Future of the Humanities within Liberal Arts Education edited with Stefan Lorenz Sorgner (Trivent, 2023), with a Foreword by Franco Pavoncello; “Nemo Non Metuit”: Magic in the Roman World edited with Elizabeth Ann Pollard (Trivent, 2022), and Civilizations of the Supernatural: Witchcraft, Ritual, and Religious Experience in Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Traditions (Trivent, 2020), with a Foreword by Teofilo F. Ruiz.