History and Humanities News

Bridging the Gap: Marking the 1700th Anniversary of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge

Bridging the Gap: Marking the 1700th Anniversary of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge

October 28, 312 AD marks the date Constantine defeated rival emperor Maxentius near the Milvian Bridge, bringing him one step closer to being the sole ruler of the Roman Empire. JCU's Classical Studies program commemorated this event on May 24-25, 2012 in the form of a conference and guided tours of important Constantinian sites.

Professor Yawn to Speak at International Conference on Biblical Manuscripts at the University of Namur, Belgium

Professor Yawn to Speak at International Conference on Biblical Manuscripts at the University of Namur, Belgium

JCU Art History Professor Lila Yawn will speak at the "Comment le Livre s'est fait livre. La fabrication des manuscrits bibliques (IVe-XVe siècles): Bilan, résultats, perspectives de recherché" International Conference in Namur, Belgium between May 23rd and 25th, 2012.

Annual Baccalaureate Aperitivo Honors Professor of the Year Mary Merva

Annual Baccalaureate Aperitivo Honors Professor of the Year Mary Merva

On Sunday May 13th, the Guarini Campus's beautiful Lemon Tree Courtyard played host to the Third Annual Baccalaureate Aperitivo, an occasion in which John Cabot University graduates and their families meet with faculty and members of the community prior to the Commencement Ceremony.

40th Anniversary’s Commencement Largest in JCU History

40th Anniversary’s Commencement Largest in JCU History

On May 14th, John Cabot University held the 40th Commencement exercises in its history, celebrating the Class of 2012 at the wonderful Villa Aurelia, home of the American Academy in Rome and located on the city's Janiculum Hill, overlooking Rome's historic center and the Trastevere neighborhood.

From Art History Major to “Indiana Jones of Art:” Anna Bottinelli’s Story

From Art History Major to “Indiana Jones of Art:” Anna Bottinelli’s Story

I am absolutely loving this job, for it combines my passions for art, research, and analysis. I have become a kind of " art-detective" throughout Italy, an "Indiana Jones of Art."

Habemus Valedictorian: Congratulations to Sofia Barry!

Habemus Valedictorian: Congratulations to Sofia Barry!

John Cabot University's Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Mary Merva is pleased to announce the Valedictorian for the Class of 2012 - Sofia Barry. Sofia is graduating summa cum laude with a Major in International Affairs and Minors in Economics and History.

JCU Announces Development of Rome-SPQR Society

JCU Announces Development of Rome-SPQR Society

John Cabot University Professors Eric De Sena  Crispin Corrado and Linda Nolan are proud to announce the development of the Rome-SPQR Society, a local branch of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), the largest professional organization of classical archaeologists in the world.

2012 JCU Student Award Winners Announced!

2012 JCU Student Award Winners Announced!

John Cabot University held its annual student award ceremony on April 12th, on Guarini Campus's beautiful Secchia Terrace. President Franco Pavoncello and Dean Mary Merva praised this year's group of winners, not just for their impressive academic achievements, but also for the many ways in which they have contributed to the growth of John Cabot University.

Book Giornalisti di Regime Praised by Il Corriere della Sera

Book Giornalisti di Regime Praised by Il Corriere della Sera

Pierluigi Allotti, who teaches communications at JCU, recently published Giornalisti di regime. La stampa italiana tra fascismo e antifascismo (Journalists of the Regime. The Italian Press Between Fascism and Antifascism) 1922-1948, Carocci, Rome.

Proceedings of JCU Conference on Antipope Clement III Now Online

Proceedings of JCU Conference on Antipope Clement III Now Online

The proceedings of the Conference: Framing Clement III, (Anti)Pope, 1080-1100, held at John Cabot University in April, 2011, are now on line in the e-journal Reti medievali rivista.

Author Elizabeth Bettina Reveals Untold Stories of the Italian Holocaust

Author Elizabeth Bettina Reveals Untold Stories of the Italian Holocaust

On Tuesday, March 27th, author Elizabeth Bettina captured the attention of the John Cabot University community with her presentation, "It Happened in Italy", based on the experiences of Italian Jews during World War II.

JCU Students Explore Roman Traces of Eastern Christianity

JCU Students Explore Roman Traces of Eastern Christianity

On Saturday, March 31st, Professor Federigo Argentieri's PL 355 - East European Politics class, along with other students, went on exploring the main institutions and relics of Eastern Christianity in Rome.

JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship Welcomes RE/MAX Chairman and CEO Dario Castiglia

JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship Welcomes RE/MAX Chairman and CEO Dario Castiglia

In a packed Aula Magna Regina, John Cabot University welcomed RE/MAX Italia Chairman and CEO Dario Castiglia for a lecture sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Institute and titled "RE/MAX: A Successful Business Model."

Andy Steves’s Account of his Semester at John Cabot University

Andy Steves’s Account of his Semester at John Cabot University

Find out about Andy Steves's experience studying abroad at JCU!

JCU Speaker Series Presents “To What Strange Place” by Ian Nagoski

JCU Speaker Series Presents “To What Strange Place” by Ian Nagoski

The 2012 Media and Communication Speaker Series welcomed Ian Nagoski, who talked about his most recent work, "To What Strange Place", depicting the music of the Ottoman-American diaspora in New York City in the 1910-20s.