Lorenzo Ferrari (Reggio Emilia, 1991) completed his PhD at the Universities of Padova, Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Verona (Programme in Historical, Geographical and Anthropological Studies, 2017–2020). He graduated from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in 2014 (B.A. in Humanities and Cultural Studies) and in 2016 (M.A. in Anthropology and History of the Modern World). In 2019 he was visiting scholar at Oxford University (Lincoln College, Erasmus+ scholarship). His PhD dissertation—passed with no revisions and defended in May 2021 —focuses on Norman Cohn’s intellectual biography and vision of history. He is currently working at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia’s Centre for Interdepartmental Research on Digital Humanities (DHMoRe) as post-doctoral research fellow.


2019. “The Pursuit of Humanity’s Inner Demons: The Reception of Norman Cohn’s Intellectual Journey.” Storia della Storiografia: Rivista internazionale, vol. 75, no. 1: 59-82.

2021. “Norman Cohn.” In James Crossley and Alastair Lockhart (eds.) Critical Dictionary of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements [open access:].