Kyle Roberts, director of the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities and assistant professor of public history and new media at Loyola University Chicago, will give an exhibit talk titled "21st Century Approaches to Rethinking 19th Century Catholic Print."
Although scholars have long focused on 19th-century Protestants as people of the printed word, Catholics also availed themselves of print. Their published works remind us of American Catholics’ transnational identities, in which they balanced allegiances to the state, homeland, and the global Catholic Church. This public talk explores the ways in which new digital humanities projects, such as the Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project (jesuitlibrariesprovenanceproject.com), have allowed us to recover the central importance of print to American Catholics.
This event, sponsored by the Hesburgh Libraries and cosponsored by the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, is being held in conjunction with the exhibition "Preserving the Steadfastness of your Faith": Catholics in the Early American Republic, which runs through August 11 at Rare Books and Special Collections.