History and Humanities News

JCU Welcomes Professor Gábor Klaniczay (CEU) for a Talk on Sainthood and Witchcraft

JCU Welcomes Professor Gábor Klaniczay (CEU) for a Talk on Sainthood and Witchcraft

On January 23, Professor Gábor Klaniczay from the Central European University in Budapest/Vienna, gave a lecture at JCU entitled “Sainthood and Witchcraft in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Two sides of the same coin?"

Professor Tara Keenan Receives Grant to Write Guide on AI Tools

Professor Tara Keenan Receives Grant to Write Guide on AI Tools

John Cabot University English Composition Professor Tara Keenan has received a grant to write a strengthening guide that makes use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools.

Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Featured on Fortune Italia

Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Featured on Fortune Italia

John Cabot University Philosophy Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was recently featured on Fortune Italia’s December-January issue.

Professor Fabrizio Conti Invited to Give Lecture at Iowa State University

Professor Fabrizio Conti Invited to Give Lecture at Iowa State University

JCU History Professor Fabrizio Conti has recently been invited to Iowa State University in the U.S. to give a lecture on the past, present and future of the Humanities.

Rome Celebrates John Fitzgerald Kennedy with a Photo Exhibition

Rome Celebrates John Fitzgerald Kennedy with a Photo Exhibition

Starting November 22, Rome will be hosting a photo exhibition to celebrate 35th American President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Call For Papers “Rome in The Renaissance” International Conference

Call For Papers “Rome in The Renaissance” International Conference

John Cabot University will host the international conference “Rome in the Renaissance: Global Projections on Religious Identities and Dissent” on April 5 and 6, 2024. T

Call for Abstracts: “Food, Family, and Justice” Conference

Call for Abstracts: “Food, Family, and Justice” Conference

Food is often produced, distributed, and consumed in families. What does this imply for food justice and justice in, of, and for the family?

From JCU Student to Professor: Alumna Fiamma Mozzetta

From JCU Student to Professor: Alumna Fiamma Mozzetta

In Spring 2024, alumna Fiamma Mozzetta will return to JCU as a faculty member to teach the “Popular Music and Mass Culture” course.

Humanisms and Beyond: JCU Professors Conti and Sorgner Present Book at JCU

Humanisms and Beyond: JCU Professors Conti and Sorgner Present Book at JCU

On June 20, 2023, the presentation of the volume Humanism and Beyond, co-edited by Professors Conti and Sorgner was held at JCU.

Professor David Levy Publishes “Shakespeare Winces Not: On Inclusion in Liberal Education”

Professor David Levy Publishes “Shakespeare Winces Not: On Inclusion in Liberal Education”

Professor David Levy, who teaches philosophy at JCU, recently published the article "Shakespeare Winces Not: On Inclusion in Liberal Education" in Perspectives on Political Science.

Professor Fabrizio Conti to Author Textbook with Routledge

Professor Fabrizio Conti to Author Textbook with Routledge

History Professor Fabrizio Conti was recently asked to write a student textbook by the British publisher Routledge, and his book idea was accepted by the editorial board after the peer review process.

Humanisms and Beyond: A Collection of Essays Coedited by JCU Professors Conti and Sorgner

Humanisms and Beyond: A Collection of Essays Coedited by JCU Professors Conti and Sorgner

JCU Professors Fabrizio Conti and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner recently coedited a collection of essays called Humanisms and Beyond: Past, Present, and Future of the Humanities in Liberal Arts Education

50 Years of Magic: JCU Welcomes Professor Michael D. Bailey

50 Years of Magic: JCU Welcomes Professor Michael D. Bailey

On March 15, 2023, the Department of History and Humanities and the American Academy in Rome welcomed Professor Michael D. Bailey for a talk called “50 Years of Magic as Interdisciplinary Study: From the Revival of the 1970s to Future Perspectives.”

Art About Food: Alumna Kiriko Mechanicus

Art About Food: Alumna Kiriko Mechanicus

Alumna Kiriko Mechanicus graduated from JCU in 2018 with a B.A. in History and a minor in Communications. Kiriko was recently invited to write and recite a Dutch-Italian poem in an event in honor of the Dutch state visit of Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

Fashion and Philosophy: A Talk by Professor Gwenda-lin Grewal

Fashion and Philosophy: A Talk by Professor Gwenda-lin Grewal

Professor Seth Jaffe welcomed Dr. Gwenda-lin Grewal to his Introduction to Political Theory class for a guest lecture called “Fashion and Death: A Talk on Fashion | Sense.”

Professor Fabrizio Conti Interviewed by USA Today on Witchcraft

Professor Fabrizio Conti Interviewed by USA Today on Witchcraft

History Professor Fabrizio Conti was recently interviewed by USA Today in an article about witchcraft and magic.

Professor Fabrizio Conti Invited to UCLA to Discuss Paper on Paganism

Professor Fabrizio Conti Invited to UCLA to Discuss Paper on Paganism

On October 29, Professor Fabrizio Conti was invited by the University of California, Los Angeles, to discuss his paper called “Paganism, ‘Superstition’, and Christianization in Late Antique Northern Italy” at the California Medieval History Seminar.

Professor Fabrizio Conti Publishes Book on Magic in the Roman World

Professor Fabrizio Conti Publishes Book on Magic in the Roman World

Professor Fabrizio Conti has published a new book titled “Nemo non Metuit”: Magic in the Roman World (Trivent, 2022). The volume, which Professor Conti has edited along with Professor Elizabeth Ann Pollard from San Diego State University, is the second volume in the series “Advances in the History of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion.”

Professor Fabrizio Conti Invited as Guest Speaker to Zayed University in the UAE

Professor Fabrizio Conti Invited as Guest Speaker to Zayed University in the UAE

On August 29 and 30, 2022, JCU History Professor Fabrizio Conti, was invited by Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates to give two research talks.

InVerse – Italian Poets in Translation Returns to JCU

InVerse – Italian Poets in Translation Returns to JCU

Founded in 2005 by JCU professors Brunella Antomarini, Berenice Cocciolillo, and Rosa Filardi, the InVerse festival has become a forum where the JCU community and guests can listen to a variety of voices in contemporary Italian poetry, which is also read in English translation.