History and Humanities News

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.

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 simulation.

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.