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 (History) from the Sapienza University of Rome, and has earned certificates from the Pontifical Institute for Christian Archaeology in Rome and the School of the Vatican Secret Archive.
Prof. Conti has arrived at John Cabot University in 2016 after having taught in the Department of History at The Ohio State University in Columbus (USA) in the previous year. His teaching and research interests span the Antique/Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance periods, with an interdisciplinary approach to cultural, social, and religious developments, with special focus on the history of magic and witchcraft.
Along with Prof. Elizabeth Ann Pollard (San Diego State University) Prof. Conti is currently editing the volume ‘There is No One Who Does Not Fear To Be Spellbound’: Magic in the Roman World (8th c. BCE – 5 th c. CE), and he has published the edited volume Civilizations of the Supernatural: Ritual, Witchcraft, and Religious Experience in Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Traditions, with a Foreword by Teofilo F. Ruiz (Trivent, 2020), as well as the monograph Witchcraft, Superstition, and Observant Franciscan Preachers: Pastoral Approach and Intellectual Debate in Renaissance Milan (Brepols, 2015).
Prof. Conti has worked in the catacombs of Rome as a docent and in the Vatican Secret Archive as an archivist, besides appearing in several TV documentary series.
Read Prof. Conti’s Curriculum Vitae and list of publications.