Cushwa Center Spring Events (and grant deadlines reminder!)

Benjamin J. Wetzel

As final exams wind down and the fall semester ends, the Cushwa Center would like to announce several public events it will be hosting and/or sponsoring at the University of Notre Dame during spring 2018.

1) The Seminar in American Religion | March 24
This semester the seminar will discuss Judith Weisenfeld, New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity During the Great Migration (New York University Press, 2017).  In addition to Professor Weisenfeld, commentators will include RiAH founder Paul Harvey (University of Colorado) and Jennifer Jones (University of Notre Dame).  Details available here.  The book seminar will be held in conjunction with...

2) "Enduring Trends and New Directions: A Conference on the History of American Christianity in Honor of Mark Noll" | March 22-23
This conference will honor the career of Mark Noll by reflecting on his work in the history American Christianity while also looking forward to new directions in the field.  More info here.

3) "Centering Black Catholics, Reimagining American Catholicism" | April 11
This lecture by Matthew Cressler (College of Charleston) will honor the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus.

In addition, two other events will take place at international locations.

1) "'A Pedagogy of Peace': The Theory and Practice of Catholic Women Religious in Migrant Education" | March 14-17, Kylemore Abbey, Ireland
The Cushwa Center will gather scholars from around the world at the Kylemore Abbey Global Centre for a conference on the theme of Catholic women religious in migrant communities. The conference will feature both Catholic sisters and lay scholars.

2) Book Launch of Matteo Binasco, Roman Sources for the History of American Catholicism, 1763-1939 (Notre Dame, 2018) | May 24, Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway, Rome, Italy

The Cushwa Center would also like to remind everyone that applications for funding opportunities are due in ten days, December 31!  Specifically, we offer four kinds of grants:

  • The Theodore M. Hesburgh Research Travel Grant (to use the Hesburgh Papers at Notre Dame)
  • The Research Travel Grant (to use Notre Dame archival resources)
  • The Hibernian Research Award (for projects related to Irish experiences in Ireland and the United States)
  • The Peter R. D'Agostino Research Travel Grant (to use Roman archives for an American Catholic-focused project)

  • For more information about our funding opportunities, visit our website or email


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