History and Humanities News

The Question of Truth: JCU Hosts 5th Posthuman Studies Workshop 

The Question of Truth: JCU Hosts 5th Posthuman Studies Workshop 

John Cabot University’s History and Humanities Department hosted the 5th JCU Posthuman Studies Workshop, dedicated to the topic “Truth, Relativism and the Posthuman Paradigm Shift,” on Saturday November 28, 2020.

Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Publishes New Book On Transhumanism

Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Publishes New Book On Transhumanism

JCU Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner published a new book titled On Transhumanism (Penn State University Press, 2020), intended both for students of posthumanist philosophy and for general audiences interested in learning about the transhumanist movement.

Professor Fabrizio Conti to Direct Summer School on Witchcraft at Central European University

Professor Fabrizio Conti to Direct Summer School on Witchcraft at Central European University

Professor Fabrizio Conti will direct a summer school on ‘Witchcraft Across Classical, Medieval, and Early-Modern Cultures in Europe,’ which will be held at the Central European University  in Budapest, Hungary, in July 2021.

Civilizations of the Supernatural: A New Book Edited by Professor Fabrizio Conti

Civilizations of the Supernatural: A New Book Edited by Professor Fabrizio Conti

Professor Fabrizio Conti has edited a book titled Civilizations of the Supernatural: Witchcraft, Ritual, and Religious Experience in Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Traditions, published in November 2020 by Trivent Publishing, Budapest.

“In the Image of God:” Alumna Bianca Rondolino Presents Documentary at Torino Film Festival

“In the Image of God:” Alumna Bianca Rondolino Presents Documentary at Torino Film Festival

JCU alumna Bianca Rondolino presented her first film, “In the Image of God,” at the prestigious Torino Film Festival, which took place this year online from November 28-30.

Witchcraft Throughout History: A Lecture by Fabrizio Conti

Witchcraft Throughout History: A Lecture by Fabrizio Conti

John Cabot University's History and Humanities Department launched the “Humanisms and Beyond Lecture Series” with an online talk by History Professor Fabrizio Conti called “Classical Roots of Beliefs in Witchcraft: A Multidisciplinary Liberal Arts Topic.”

JCU to Host 5th Posthuman Studies Online Workshop

JCU to Host 5th Posthuman Studies Online Workshop

John Cabot University’s History and Humanities Department is proud to announce the 5th JCU Posthuman Studies Workshop, called “Truth, Relativism and the Posthuman Paradigm Shift.” The workshop will be held on Saturday November 28, 2020 at JCU, from 5.30pm to 8.45pm.

Professor Stefan L. Sorgner on Posthuman Paradigm Shift

Professor Stefan L. Sorgner on Posthuman Paradigm Shift

Professor Sorgner was recently featured in The Immortalists, a transhumanist lifestyle and educational magazine.

JCU Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner on Posthuman Philosophies 

JCU Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner on Posthuman Philosophies 

JCU Philosophy Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was invited to write an article on posthuman philosophies for the most recent issue of the Italian magazine 'Civiltà delle macchine.'

Professor Stefan Sorgner: A Transhumanist Take on the Impact of Coronavirus

Professor Stefan Sorgner: A Transhumanist Take on the Impact of Coronavirus

JCU philosophy professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was featured on the cover of the Immortalists Magazine. In the magazine, there is a detailed interview in which he explains his reflections concerning his transhumanist take on the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Volunteering in the Heart of the Pandemic: JCU Student and EMT Camilla Santoro

Volunteering in the Heart of the Pandemic: JCU Student and EMT Camilla Santoro

JCU senior Camilla Santoro grew up in Brescia, in Northern Italy, an area that is at the heart of the current Covid-19 pandemic. An International Affairs major with minors in History and Legal Studies, she is currently volunteering as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in her hometown while writing her senior thesis.

From JCU to Columbia School of Journalism: Congratulations Eleonora Francica

From JCU to Columbia School of Journalism: Congratulations Eleonora Francica

Senior Eleonora Francica is from Albano Laziale, near Rome. An International Affairs major and Philosophy minor, she is headed to the Columbia School of Journalism, where she was the only Italian admitted to the Master of Science program for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The Silence of Others: JCU Screens Documentary on Victims of Franco’s Regime

The Silence of Others: JCU Screens Documentary on Victims of Franco’s Regime

John Cabot University welcomed directors Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar for a screening of their award-winning 2018 documentary The Silence of Others on February 12, 2020.

Studying Humanity Through Time: History Professor Fabrizio Conti

Studying Humanity Through Time: History Professor Fabrizio Conti

History Professor Fabrizio Conti studied at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and earned his Ph.D. in History and Medieval Studies from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. He currently teaches The Birth of Medieval Europe, Historical and Philosophical Aspects of the Italian Renaissance, and The Popes of Rome at JCU.

A Pivotal Time in History: Spiritual Traditions in “The Axial Age”

A Pivotal Time in History: Spiritual Traditions in “The Axial Age”

JCU’s Department of History and Humanities organized a talk called "The Axial Age: An Age of Transformation in Ethics and Religions" on November 25, 2019.