Fabrizio Conti

Fabrizio Conti

2016 Lecturer in History

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Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 2001
Ph.D., Central European University, Budapest, 2011

Fabrizio Conti received a dual Ph.D. in History and Medieval Studies from Central European University, Budapest (Hungary), where he studied with Prof. Gábor Klaniczay. He is a graduate in the Humanities from the University of Rome "La Sapienza", with certificates from the School of the Vatican Secret Archive and the Pontifical Institute for Christian Archaeology in Rome.

At John Cabot University Prof. Conti teaches courses in Medieval History and the Renaissance.

His teaching and research interests span the Medieval and Early Modern Period, with an interdisciplinary approach to intellectual developments, the history of magic and witchcraft, the history of Christianity, the Italian Quattrocento. In particular, Prof. Conti is interested in the forms of religious conversion, the relationship between official and unofficial cultural patterns, the history of religious orders.

Prof. Conti taught History of Medieval Christianity and Magic and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe in the Department of History at the Ohio State University, Columbus (OH) in 2015, and in the previous years he has lectured in a number of universities and colleges, such as Middlebury College (VT), Ouachita Baptist University (AR), the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, the University of Dallas - Rome Campus, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. He also worked in the catacombs of Rome as a docent as well as in the Vatican Secret Archive as an archivist.  

His book entitled Witchcraft, Superstition, and Observant Franciscan Preachers: Pastoral Approach and Intellectual Debate in Renaissance Milan was published by Brepols in 2015; besides, Prof. Conti published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, and he is a contributor to the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy (Springer International Publishing).