History and Humanities News

Prof. Fabrizio Conti Gives a Lecture at the Canadian University in Dubai

Prof. Fabrizio Conti Gives a Lecture at the Canadian University in Dubai

Prof. Fabrizio Conti, a lecturer of History in the Department of History and Humanities, was invited to the Canadian University in Dubai (UAE) to give a lecture on "The ideas of Rome from the Classical times to the Renaissance" on 12th of June.

Why History Matters: Professor Vanda Wilcox

Why History Matters: Professor Vanda Wilcox

Professor Vanda Wilcox's research interests focus on the military, cultural and social history of the First World War in Italy, as well as the memory and commemoration of the two World Wars. She teaches courses in European and Italian history in the nineteenth and twentieth century as well as on the World Wars, the history of imperialism, memory and popular culture, and modern sports history.

“Reflections on the Revolution of 1979 in Iran:” JCU Welcomes Prof. Michael Axworthy

“Reflections on the Revolution of 1979 in Iran:” JCU Welcomes Prof. Michael Axworthy

John Cabot University welcomed Michael George Andrew Axworthy for the Presidential Lecture “Reflections on the Revolution of 1979 in Iran and Why History Matters" on June 14th.

Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Edits Ethics of Emerging Biotechnologies

Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Edits Ethics of Emerging Biotechnologies

Together with Prof. Maria Sinaci, JCU philosophy professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner just edited the essay collection Ethics of Emerging Biotechnologies: From Educating the Young to Engineering Posthumans.

Professor Fabrizio Conti Lectures on Witchcraft at Bard College Berlin

Professor Fabrizio Conti Lectures on Witchcraft at Bard College Berlin

Dr. Fabrizio Conti, a lecturer in History at John Cabot University, was invited to give a seminar on "The Classical Greek and Latin Roots of Beliefs in Witchcraft: A Multidisciplinary Liberal Arts Topic" at Bard College Berlin on May 8, 2018.

Meet JCU’s Summer 2018 Visiting Professors

Meet JCU’s Summer 2018 Visiting Professors

Meet the distinguished visiting professors who will be teaching during the two Summer 2018 summer sessions.

Professor Sorgner Judges at the Austrian Governmental Award Patent 2018

Professor Sorgner Judges at the Austrian Governmental Award Patent 2018

JCU Philosophy Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was invited to be a jury member by the Austrian patent agency to vote for the most innovative inventions of 2018.

Professor Vanda Wilcox Edits Italy in the Era of the Great War

Professor Vanda Wilcox Edits Italy in the Era of the Great War

Professor Vanda Wilcox has published a new edited collection of 18 essays entitled "Italy in the Era of the Great War" (Brill, 2018).

Professor Robert Louden Discusses Kant’s Views on Love, Sex, and Marriage

Professor Robert Louden Discusses Kant’s Views on Love, Sex, and Marriage

The Department of History and Humanities welcomed Professor Robert Louden from the University of Southern Maine on Tuesday, March 13th. Professor Louden is an expert on Immanuel Kant’s ethics and was invited to discuss the philosopher’s views on love, sex, and marriage.

Professor Fabrizio Conti to Lecture at Sewanee University

Professor Fabrizio Conti to Lecture at Sewanee University

Dr. Fabrizio Conti, Lecturer in History at JCU, has been invited to Sewanee the University of the South (TN) to give a lecture and present at the annual medieval conference on April 12-13.

Shaping the Future of an Inclusive Digital Society: Professor Stefan Sorgner

Shaping the Future of an Inclusive Digital Society: Professor Stefan Sorgner

JCU Philosophy Professor Stefan Sorgner was invited as one of two keynote speakers at the Global Solutions (GS) Taipei Workshop 2018 with the overarching theme “Shaping the Future of an Inclusive Digital Society”.

The Needs of the Soul: Professor Jean Yarbrough on Alexis de Tocqueville

The Needs of the Soul: Professor Jean Yarbrough on Alexis de Tocqueville

John Cabot University’s Department of Political Science and International Affairs and the Department of History and Humanities welcomed Jane Yarbrough – Gary M. Pendy Sr. Professor of Social Sciences Bowdoin College with a lecture “Alexis de Tocqueville on the Needs of the Soul” on March 15th.

British Archaeological Project Accepting Applications for Field School in Basilicata

British Archaeological Project Accepting Applications for Field School in Basilicata

The British Archaeological Project is accepting applications for its 2018 field school in the ancient Lucano-Roman town of Grumentum in Basilicata, Italy.

Machine vs Human Creativity: JCU Chess Club Welcomes Grandmaster Jan Sprenger

Machine vs Human Creativity: JCU Chess Club Welcomes Grandmaster Jan Sprenger

On Friday, February 22, 2018 Jan Sprenger gave a lecture called “Chess and Human Creativity in the Machine Age.” He is a Grandmaster and Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Turin. The event was organized by JCU’s Chess Club and co-sponsored by the Department of History and Humanities.

Aristotle on Emotions and Persuasion: A Lecture by Professor Alessandra Fussi

Aristotle on Emotions and Persuasion: A Lecture by Professor Alessandra Fussi

On Monday, February 12, The Department of History and Humanities, the Department of Political Science and International Affairs, and the Rome Political Theory Colloquium organized a lecture by Professor Alessandra Fussi. Entitled “Aristotle on Rhetoric and Emotions,” the lecture focused on the relevance of Aristotle’s theories and the importance of rhetoric in our lives today.