Khai Thu Nguyen
Visiting and Postdocs
Sarah Bakker Kellogg
His academic publications have appeared in numerous scholarly volumes, and he has presented his research at national meetings of the American Anthropological Association, the American Academy of Religion and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. He is currently at work on a book about a particular network of American young adults who eschew “religion” yet who clearly embrace a shared “spirituality,” with a focus on their nontraditional experiments in public life.
Barrie-Anthony has written more than 100 popular essays and articles for publications such as the Los Angeles Times and TheAtlantic.com. He was formerly a staff writer for the LA Times where he covered technology and its personal and social impacts and also wrote about art, architecture, the movie business, literature, the media, crime and politics. His Times pieces were often reprinted in newspapers across the U.S. and internationally. He blogs occasionally for The Huffington Post.
I took a degree in Law (1999) and in History (2003) and I completed my PhD in Early Modern History (2006) at the University of Trieste. I have held fellowships from Alpen-Adria Universität (Klagenfurt 2006), Karl-Franzens Universität (Graz 2007), Max Planck Institute for Legal History (Frankfurt am Main 2013) and I have been visiting Scholar at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris 2016). Since 2008 (2011 full-time) I am researcher at the Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italian German Historical Institute. As adjunct professor, I teach a course in in History of Historiography at the University of Trent (2014 Atlantic History, 2015 Food History).
My broad areas of research are religious history in the early modern age, Jesuit studies and food history.
My current research explores the historical concept of Patchwork Religion as a spiritual experience characterized by the coexistence of elements from different traditions, religions, exoteric and spiritual movements. In this field of research, I am especially interested in history of food and food habits (ecclesiastical fast, table behaviors, beverages and drunkenness) as essential features of the negotiation between individuals and cultural models.
Yunus Doğan Telliel
Andréa Vestrucci (Ph.D., University of Milan; Ph.D., University of Lille) has served as Professor at the Federal University in Fortaleza, Brazil; Australia Award fellow of Monash University; and researcher of the University of Milan. Currently a member of the Eric Weil Institute in Lille, he has recently completed a major research project in systematic theology for the University of Geneva.
His scientific commitment embraces both philosophical and theological speculations.
Concerning philosophy, he is a scholar of Kant and Neo-Kantianism (H. Cohen, E. Weil), and of the Hungarian Kreis called “Budapest School” (G. Lukács, A. Heller, F. Fehér, G. Markus). His philosophical research focuses on transcendental logic, meta-ethics, the ethics-aesthetics relationship, and philosophy of right.
Concerning theology, he deepened Martin Luther’s concept of freedom and its contemporary interpreters (and critics). His theological research focuses on the issue of theological language, the relationship between human meaning and divine revelation, and the rapport (and difference) between theology and philosophy.
Asad Q. Ahmed
Kenneth A. Bamberger
David A. Hollinger
Henrike Christiane Lange
Stanley A. Klein
Manuel Duarte de Oliveira
Along with several articles and book chapters, he is the author of Filosofia ed eresia nell’Inghilterra del tardo Cinquecento: Bruno, Sidney e i dissidenti religiosi italiani (Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2010) and (with O. Catanorchi) of Favole, metafore, storie. Seminario su Giordano Bruno (Pisa: Edizioni della Normale, 2007). His new book The Diplomacy of Refugees: Venice, England and the Reformation (forthcoming with Cornell University Press) is the first systematic study dedicated to the role played by religious refugees in early modern international relations. Using a broad range of sources (archival records, diplomatic and mercantile letters, visual material, literary texts and marginalia) The Diplomacy of Refugees brings to light the many diplomatic functions performed by religious refugees (as intelligencers, go-betweens, cultural brokers, negotiators and representatives) and recovers the complexity of early modern diplomacy in an age in which states did not have a full monopoly on international relations. Among his most recent articles are ‘Espionage and Theology in the Anglo-Venetian Renaissance’ in Mediterranean Studies (in press) and ‘Renaissance Peace Movements’, in A Cultural History of Peace (Bloomsbury Publishing, in press).
Alexander von Rospatt
East Asian Languages and Cultures
Ivonne del Valle
Spanish and Portuguese