Editor of the Month: Dr Fabrizio Conti
Dr. Fabrizio Conti - Editor of the Month - March 2020
Fabrizio Conti (PhD, Central European University, 2011) teaches Introduction to Western Civilization I, Medieval Europe, Italian Renaissance, Church History as well as Magic and Witchcraft at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy.
A graduate in the Humanities from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" with certificates from the Pontifical Institute for Christian Archaeology in Rome and the School of the Vatican Secret Archive, Fabrizio is particularly interested in researching cultural fractures and changes within long-term historical structures and patterns. The history of magic and witchcraft is from this point of view, he believes, particularly inspiring as it situates itself at the crossroad of different times, domains, and mindsets.
Fabrizio has taught Medieval Christianity and Magic and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe at the Ohio State University in 2015, and he has lectured in a number of other universities in Europe, the US, and the Middle East. Besides that, he has worked in the catacombs of Rome as a docent and in the Vatican Secret Archive as an archivist.
Fabrizio is currently involved in historical TV documentary series ranging from the ancient civilizations and Roman warriors to the mysteries of the Knights Templar.
He is the author of Witchcraft, Superstition, and Observant Franciscan Preachers: Pastoral Approach and Intellectual Debate in Renaissance Milan, published by Brepols in 2015, and he is currently editing the volume Civilizations of the Supernatural: Witchcraft, Ritual, and Religious Experience in Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Traditions, the first volume in the series Advances in the History of Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion, published by Trivent.