Eadington Fellow Colloquium — 2017
Lecture by Massimo Leone, professor of semiotics, cultural semiotics, and visual semiotics and director of the MA program in communication studies, University of Turin, Italy. Leone graduated in Communication Studies from the University of Siena, and holds a Diploma of Profound Studies in History and Semiotics of Texts and Documents from Paris VII, a Master of Philosophy in Word and Image Studies from Trinity College Dublin, a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the Sorbonne, and a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Fribourg. His work focuses on semiotics, semiotic of culture, and visual semiotics. During his two-week fellowship, Leone studied early modern and modern materials on the relationship between Christianity and gaming, as well as on secular attempts at gambling moralization.