History and Humanities News

JCU Students Visit Legendary Cinecittà Film Studios

JCU Students Visit Legendary Cinecittà Film Studios

On Monday, July 23, Professor Carl Burgchardt's "Cinematic Rome" class visited Cinecittà, one of the most important sites in the history of world filmmaking.

JCU’s Introduction to Photojournalism Explores Different Worlds on Rome’s Streets

JCU’s Introduction to Photojournalism Explores Different Worlds on Rome’s Streets

According to Professor Donald Winslow, "Rome is one of the most photogenic and amazing places in the world, the perfect location to teach photojournalism."

JCU’s Institute in International Communication Debates Politics, Money and Social Media

JCU’s Institute in International Communication Debates Politics, Money and Social Media

On Wednesday, July 11, students, faculty and alumni came together to debate the role of money in enhancing and distorting political communication, in the first of the JCU Institute in International Communication's Summer 2012 series of events.

Faculty Development Funds Awarded for the Academic Year 2011-2012

Faculty Development Funds Awarded for the Academic Year 2011-2012

JCU Vice President and Academic Dean Mary Merva is pleased to report that JCU faculty development funds continue to support the professional development of an outstanding group of faculty.

InVerse Presents “A Celebration of the InVerse Anthologies”

InVerse Presents “A Celebration of the InVerse Anthologies”

Poetry-lovers from the Rome community flocked to the Marc and Peggy Spiegel Student Center for the seventh edition of InVerse Italian Poets in Translation, held on Wednesday, June 13th.

Professor Federigo Argentieri to Give Lecture at “La Souvarine”

Professor Federigo Argentieri to Give Lecture at “La Souvarine”

Professor Federigo Argentieri, director of the Guarini Institute of Public Affairs, has been invited to give a lecture on post-World War II Italian Communism at the Institute of Social History "La Souvarine".

John Cabot University Press Presents “InVerse 2012”

John Cabot University Press Presents “InVerse 2012”

On the occasion of the University's fortieth anniversary, John Cabot University Press is pleased to announce the publication of the fifth volume of InVerse Italian Poets in Translation, edited by Professors Brunella Antomarini, Berenice Cocciolillo, and Rosa Filardi.

Professor Vanda Wilcox Interviewed on Italian Football Betting Scandal

Professor Vanda Wilcox Interviewed on Italian Football Betting Scandal

JCU Professor of History Vanda Wilcox was recently interviewed by Vatican Radio  on the topic the latest scandals that have hit the Italian football world. With just days before the start of the 2012 European Championships, a number of players have been involved in criminal investigations over illegal betting activities.

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.

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."

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.

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.