Fabrizio Conti received a dual Ph.D. in History and Medieval Studies
from the Central European University, Budapest (Hungary). He is a
graduate in the Humanities from the University of Rome "La Sapienza",
and has earned certificates from the Pontifical Institute for Christian
Archaeology in Rome and the School of the Vatican Secret Archive.
His teaching and research interests span the Late Antique, Medieval, and
Renaissance periods, with an interdisciplinary approach to intellectual,
social, and religious developments. Prof. Conti is particularly
interested in cultural fractures and changes within long-term historical
structures and patterns: apparently distant domains at the focus of his
attention such as the history of witchcraft and the impact of
Christianization on the Roman civilization offer marvelous opportunities
to discover such historical discontinuities and continuities. 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 he has lectured in a
number of other universities in Europe, the US, and the Middle East. He
has worked in the catacombs of Rome as a docent and in the Vatican
Secret Archive as an archivist.
Prof. Conti is currently involved in historical TV documentary series - ranging from the ancient
civilizations and the strength of the Roman legions to the mysteries of
the Knights Templar - both as a guest and script-writer.
book entitled Witchcraft, Superstition, and Observant Franciscan
Preachers: Pastoral Approach and Intellectual Debate in Renaissance
Milan was published by Brepols in 2015.
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