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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 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.

His 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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