Diego Lucci

Education
·        Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Naples Federico II, 2004
·        M.A., Philosophy, University of Naples Federico II, 2001

Teaching interests
·        Introduction to Philosophy (PHI101)
·        Ethics (PHI220)
·        Modern and Contemporary Political Philosophy (PHI304)
·        Philosophy of Sex and Love (PHI301 – Topics in Philosophy)
·        The Philosophy of the Enlightenment (PHI301 – Topics in Philosophy)

Research interests
·        The philosophy of the Enlightenment
·        The English Enlightenment, especially empiricism, deism, Newtonianism, skepticism, and anti-Trinitarianism
·        The history of Anglophilia
·        Religious toleration from the Reformation Era to the Age of Enlightenment
·        The history of Jewish-Gentile relations, especially in the early modern period

Recent honors
·        2018: Senior Research Fellowship, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Hamburg
·        2017: “Cosmina Tanasoiu” Excellence in Teaching Award
·        2017: Scholarship, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Bucharest
·        2017: Convener of the 2017 Conference of the International Society for Intellectual History, “The Rethinking of Religious Belief in the Making of Modernity” (American University in Bulgaria, May 30 – June 1, 2017)
·        2016: Lifetime Achievement Award, More Honors Academy
·        2015, 2016, 2017: Lecturer, “The Olga Lengyel Institute”, Memorial Library – Home of the Holocaust Educators Network
·        2015: Induction as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
·        2015: Scholarship, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Hamburg
·        2014: Visiting Fellowship, Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London
·        2014: Research Fellowship, Gladstone’s Library

Selected publications
Books (out of 6):
·        (Co-edited with Ivo Cerman and Susan Reynolds), Casanova: Enlightenment Philosopher (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2016).
·        (Co-edited with Wayne Hudson and Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth), Atheism and Deism Revalued: Heterodox Religious Identities in Britain, 1650-1800 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014).
·        (Co-authored with Paolo Bernardini), The Jews, Instructions for Use: Four Eighteenth-Century Projects for the Emancipation of European Jews (Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2012).
·        (Authored) Scripture and Deism: The Biblical Criticism of the Eighteenth-Century British Deists (Bern: Lang, 2008).

Journal articles and book chapters (out of over 40):
·        “Ante-Nicene Authority and the Trinity in Seventeenth-Century England,” Intellectual History Review, 28 (2018), special issue on “Priestcraft: Early Modern Variations on the Theme of Sacerdotal Imposture,” forthcoming.
·        “Deism, Freethinking, and Toleration in Enlightenment England,” History of European Ideas, 43 (2017), special issue on “Religious Toleration in the Age of Enlightenment,” forthcoming.
·        (Co-authored with Paolo Bernardini), “Casanova on Suicide,” in Casanova: Enlightenment Philosopher, eds. Ivo Cerman, Diego Lucci and Susan Reynolds (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2016), pp. 135-155.
·        (Co-authored with Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth), “‘God does not act arbitrarily, or interpose unnecessarily’: Providential Deism and the Denial of Miracles in Wollaston, Tindal, Chubb, and Morgan,” Intellectual History Review, vol. 25 (2015), no. 2, pp. 167-189.
·        “American Political and Social Life in Luigi Castiglioni’s ‘Travels in the United States of North America’ (1790),” in Intermédiaires culturels – Cultural Intermediaries, eds. Vanessa Alayrac-Fielding and Ellen R. Welch (Paris: Honoré Champion, 2015), pp. 101-121.
·        “Reassessing the Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England,” Cromohs: Cyber Review of Modern Historiography, vol. 19 (2014), pp. 153-164.
·        (Co-authored with Wayne Hudson and Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth), “Introduction: Deism and Atheism Revived,” in Atheism and Deism Revalued: Heterodox Religious Identities in Britain, 1650-1800, eds. Wayne Hudson, Diego Lucci and Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014), pp. 1-11.
·        “William Wollaston’s Religion of Nature,” in Atheism and Deism Revalued: Heterodox Religious Identities in Britain, 1650-1800, eds. Wayne Hudson, Diego Lucci and Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014), pp.  119-138.
·        “Henry Dodwell the Younger’s Attack on Christianity,” in Atheism and Deism Revalued: Heterodox Religious Identities in Britain, 1650-1800, eds. Wayne Hudson, Diego Lucci and Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014), pp. 209-228.
·        “The Suppression of the Jesuits and the Enlightenment Discourse of Jewish Emancipation: Two Parallel Historical Phenomena,” in The Tragic Couple: Encounters between Jews and Jesuits, eds. James Bernauer and Robert A. Maryks (Leiden: Brill, 2014), pp. 87-102.
·        “An Eighteenth-Century Skeptical Attack on Rational Theology and Positive Religion: ‘Christianity Not Founded on Argument’ by Henry Dodwell the Younger,” Intellectual History Review, vol. 23 (2013), no. 4, pp. 453-478.
·        “Deism,” in The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine, 430-2000, 3 vols., ed. Karla Pollmann (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), vol. 3, pp. 378-381.
·         “Judaism and the Jews in the British Deists’ Attacks on Revealed Religion,” Hebraic Political Studies, vol. 3 (2008), no. 2, pp. 177-214.
·        “Judaism and Natural Religion in the Philosophy of William Wollaston,” British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, vol. 30 (2007), no. 3, pp. 363-387.

Book reviews:
·        Over 40 book reviews in several journals, including, among others: Cromohs; English Historical Review; H-Albion; History; Il Pensiero Politico; Intellectual History Review; Journal of Ecclesiastical History; Locke Studies; Nuova Rivista Storica; Rassegna di Teologia; Rassegna Mensile di Israel; Reviews in History; Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations.

Work at other academic institutions
Previous appointments, visiting professorships / lectureships, and research fellowships / scholarships / projects:
·        USA: Boston College, Boston University, Memorial Library, University of Missouri St. Louis
·        Italy: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, University of Insubria, University of Naples Federico II
·        Rest of Europe: Fulbright International Summer Institute, Gladstone’s Library, Institute of Historical Research at the University of London, Queen’s University Belfast, University of Bucharest, University of Hamburg

Invited lectures and conference papers:
·        USA: American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Boston College, Boston University, College of William and Mary, Villanova University
·        UK: British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Institute of Historical Research at the University of London, Queen’s University Belfast, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Reading, University of St. Andrews
·        Italy (inter alia): Institute of Philosophy A. Banfi, Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies, Papal Theological Seminary of Southern Italy, University of Bologna, University of Chieti-Pescara, University of Florence, University of Naples Federico II, University of Padua, University of Parma, University of Pisa, University of Verona
·        Rest of Europe: Aix-Marseille University, Beit Shalom Jewish Community Center in Sofia, Eotvos Lorand University of Budapest, Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, International Society for Intellectual History, Paris-Sorbonne University, Ruhr University Bochum, University of Amsterdam, University of Bucharest, University of Crete, University of Hamburg, University of Iceland, University of National and World Economy in Sofia, University of Navarra

Scientific committees, advisory boards, Ph.D. committees and councils, grant refereeing, faculty evaluation committees / refereeing:
·        American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), Boston University (USA), Centre for Advanced Study in Sofia (Bulgaria), International Society for Intellectual History (UK), Red Deer College (Canada), South-West University Neofit Rilski (Bulgaria), University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (USA), University of Insubria (Italy), University of Naples Federico II (Italy), University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa), University of Turin (Italy)

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