History and Humanities News

Prof. Bessi on “The Wine Show”

Professor Benedetta Bessi, who teaches Classical Studies and Ancient History at JCU, recently lent her expertise in ancient Roman wine to the British ITV channel.

Meet COM Professor Mike Watson

Professor Mike Watson, an art theorist and curator holding a PhD in Philosophy from Goldsmiths College, joined John Cabot’s faculty in 2015.

Welcome New Professor Dr. Seth N. Jaffe

John Cabot University is pleased to welcome new professor of Political Science and Dr. Seth N. Jaffe International Affairs, Dr. Seth N. Jaffe, who will begin teaching in January 2017.

JCU Alumna and Environmental Activist Zornitza Hadjitodorova Returns from International Antarctic Expedition

Says Zornitza, "We must remember that, as Sir Robert Swan says, 'The greatest threat to our Planet is the belief that someone else will protect it'".

JCU Professor and Students Provide Image Palette for William Kentridge’s “Triumphs and Laments”

Rome's great new work of contemporary art was inaugurated on April 21, 2016.

JCU 2016 Student Awards Winners

On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, John Cabot University students, faculty and staff gathered on the Secchia Terrace for the annual Student Award Ceremony. The awards, presented by President Franco Pavoncello and by the Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Mary Merva, are in recognition of academic and service excellence.

Is the American Century Over? JCU Welcomes Professor Joseph Nye

Professor Nye is Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard University, and former Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Feminism in India: Dr. K. Mahadevan Discusses Intersection of Caste and Gender

Professor Mahadevan, from the University of Mumbai, focused on feminism in India, and the problem of how feminist theory should relate to women's experience, and in particular the experiences of low caste women.

Prof. Danica Pušić Publishes Translation of Copernicus

Professor Danica Pušić of JCU's Department of History and Humanities has published the translation into Serbo-Croatian of Nicolaus Copernicus' De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres).

JCU Prof. Sorgner Participates in “Politics and Aesthetics” Conference

Professor of Philosophy Stefan Lorenz Sorgner will present a paper during Roma Tre University's two-day conference "Politics and Aesthetics" on April 4-6, 2016.

JCU Professor Koehler Presents at Roman Archaeology Conference

Professor Koehler presented his paper "Before the Hammam: Ancient Spas of Roman North Africa."

The Democratic Horizon: Discussion with Author Alessandro Ferrara

On Monday, March 14, The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs, along with the JCU Think! Philosophy Club and the Department of History and Humanities, hosted a panel discussion on Alessandro Ferrara’s book The Democratic Horizon.

American Academy in Rome Exhibit Curated by Professor Gianni

Founded in 1895, the American Academy in Rome is the oldest American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities.

Prof. Argentieri Interviewed by Italian Radio on Ukraine, Two Years On

On Feb. 17, Prof. Federigo Argentieri spoke on RAI Radio 1's "Morning Voices" program, assessing the situation in Ukraine two years after the start of the war.

Student and Rapper Karima 2G Participates in “Better Days Festival”

Karima Gehnyei, Liberian-Italian rapper and JCU student is considered to be one of the leaders of the newly born movement of “second generation” Italian artists.