Global Phenomenologies of Religion - An Oral History in Interviews - Satoko Fujiwara Executive Editor

Global Phenomenologies of Religion - An Oral History in Interviews - Satoko Fujiwara Executive Editor

Nec cum te nec sine te: An Interview with Giovanni Casadio (Italy)

Global Phenomenologies of Religion - An Oral History in Interviews - Satoko Fujiwara Executive Editor

Alessandro Testa [+-]
Charles University, Prague
Alessandro Testa (Isernia 1983) is a Research Fellow at the Department of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague. He has a background in Classics, History, Religious Studies, and Anthropology. In the last 15 years he has studied, worked, or undertaken ethnographic fieldwork in Italy, France, Estonia, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, and Catalonia (Spain). His publications include a large number of articles in journals and chapters in volumes, and three books (Miti antichi e moderne mitologie. Saggi di storia delle religioni e storia degli studi sul mondo antico, 2010; Il carnevale dell’uomo-animale, 2014; La religiosità dei Sanniti, 2016).

Description

I have known Giovanni Casadio and have been familiar with his scholarship for several years now. He is not only a renowned specialist of ancient and comparative religions – among other things – but also a prominent figure in the field of history of religions in Italy and Europe. Casadio has authored a vast number of works on the history of the history of religions and on Italian as well as non-Italian scholars in the realm of Religionswissenschaft (Raffaele Pettazzoni, Ugo Bianchi, Ioan Petru Culianu, Mircea Eliade). His penchant for establishing lines of intellectual genealogies as well as for historiography and scientific biographies made him the ideal candidate for the writing of this interview. This interview’s themes and general planning sprang from a number of conversations held in person between the interviewer and the interviewee mostly in Rome and Leuven (Belgium; the location of EASR 2017 Conference) during the second half of 2017. However, the text as it is presented here has taken shape mostly through phone calls and e-mail interaction between the second half of 2017 and the beginning of 2018.

Notify A Colleague

Citation

Testa, Alessandro. Nec cum te nec sine te: An Interview with Giovanni Casadio (Italy). Global Phenomenologies of Religion - An Oral History in Interviews. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 101-122 Mar 2021. ISBN 9781781799154. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38470. Date accessed: 14 Apr 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38470. Mar 2021

Dublin Core Metadata