History and Humanities News

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.

Giorgio de Chirico and Philosophy: JCU Welcomes Professor Riccardo Dottori

Giorgio de Chirico and Philosophy: JCU Welcomes Professor Riccardo Dottori

JCU Department of History and Humanities welcomed Professor Riccardo Dottori who gave a talk on “Giorgio de Chirico and Philosophy.”

Student Demetrio Iannone Publishes Essay on Populism and Climate Change

Student Demetrio Iannone Publishes Essay on Populism and Climate Change

Demetrio Iannone is a double major from Crotone. His essay on populism and climate has recently been published on the Kathimerini English Edition newspaper.

The Witch Craze in Europe: A Talk by Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz

The Witch Craze in Europe: A Talk by Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz

John Cabot University’s Department of History and Humanities welcomed Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz for a talk called The Witch Craze in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe on November 5, 2019.

Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? A Discussion with Prof. Sorgner

Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? A Discussion with Prof. Sorgner

Philosophy professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner rebuts Elon Musk’s claim according to which we would be living in highly-complex computer simluation.

A Good Year: Alumna Marjorie Marino

A Good Year: Alumna Marjorie Marino

Marjorie Marino graduated from JCU in 2010, with a major in Humanistic Studies and a concentration in the Ancient World.

The Great Races: Ancient Circuses in Rome and Carthage

The Great Races: Ancient Circuses in Rome and Carthage

John Cabot University hosted a talk called 'The Circus and the City - The Urban Contexts of the Great Races in Rome and Carthage' on October 1, 2019.

Serious Comedy: Professor Nathan Tarcov on Boccaccio’s Decameron

Serious Comedy: Professor Nathan Tarcov on Boccaccio’s Decameron

JCU hosted an event called Serious comedy: a discussion and performance of three classic tales by Boccaccio, with Professor Nathan Tarcov and the Teatro Rigodon in Rome on September 19, 2019.

Prof. David Levy Publishes “Aristotle’s ‘Reply’ to Machiavelli on Morality”

Prof. David Levy Publishes “Aristotle’s ‘Reply’ to Machiavelli on Morality”

Professor David Levy recently published the article "Aristotle's 'Reply' to Machiavelli on Morality,"  in Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy.

The Americanization of the World in the 20th Century: A Lecture by Daniele Fiorentino

The Americanization of the World in the 20th Century: A Lecture by Daniele Fiorentino

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs welcomed Prof. Daniele Fiorentino (Università di Roma 3) for a lecture called “The Americanization of the World in the Early 20th Century” on February 25, 2019.

JCU Welcomes Slam Poets Tania Haberland and Dome Bulfaro

JCU Welcomes Slam Poets Tania Haberland and Dome Bulfaro

JCU’s InVerse Poetry Festival welcomed poets Dome Bulfaro (Italy) and Tania Haberland (South Africa) for a unique poetic performance on February 14, 2019. The event was co-sponsored by the Departments of History and Humanities, English Language and Literature, and Modern Languages and Literature.

Wonder, The Most Human Emotion: History Major Alice Costantino

Wonder, The Most Human Emotion: History Major Alice Costantino

JCU History major Alice Costantino talks about the Queer Alliance Club at JCU, her time in Copenhagen, and her plans for the future.

Tracing Your Roots: History Senior Nick Ciniglio

Tracing Your Roots: History Senior Nick Ciniglio

JCU senior Nick Ciniglio describes his love for Italy and its culture, what it means to study History today, and shares advice for incoming JCU students.

Professor Fabrizio Conti Gives Guest Lecture at University of Rome “La Sapienza”

Professor Fabrizio Conti Gives Guest Lecture at University of Rome “La Sapienza”

History and Humanities Professor Fabrizio Conti was invited to give a lecture to the international students of the Master’s in Fashion Through History at La Sapienza University in Rome on November, 22, 2018. The lecture, entitled “Clothing and Social Meaning: the Monk, the Knight, and the Witch,” was organized by the Department of History, Cultures and Religions.

Global Course Connections Student Conference at JCU

Global Course Connections Student Conference at JCU

Students from Prof. Fabrizio Conti's course HS 235 The Birth of Medieval Europe and from Prof. Matthew Schoene’s course SOC 340 European Integration taught at Albion College, Michigan, met at John Cabot University for a Global Course Connection student conference on November 20, 2018. Students presented and discussed the topics they had been working on remotely in pairs throughout Fall 2018. The conference was sponsored by the Department of History and Humanities.