Project Fellows, Conference Presenters, and Presentation Titles

vatican_logoConference Conveners/Project Directors:

Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Univeristy of Notre Dame

Timothy Matovina, University of Notre Dame

Robert Orsi, Northwestern University

Featured Speakers:

Jay Dolan, University of Notre Dame (emeritus)

Joseph A. Komonchak, Catholic University of America (emeritus)

Stephen Schloesser, S.J., Loyola University Chicago

Project Fellows (Click here for additional information on Project Fellows):

Jeffrey M. Burns, Academy of American Franciscan History
The Limits of Reform: Rights, Change, and Sexuality in San Francisco, 1962-1987

Marjet Derks, Radboud University, Nijmegen
Post-Conciliar New Elites and Democratic Silencing in the Diocese of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, 1958-1985

Massimo Faggioli, University of Saint Thomas
Vatican II and the Governance of the Local Church: Ousting the Bishop in the Diocese of Ferrara (1959-1976)

Madalina Florescu, Centre for African Studies at the University of Porto
The Council, Portuguese Colonialism, and Vocation in the Archdiocese of Luanda, Angola O Seminário é um lugar para a educação dos jovens com vocação para o sacerdócio establecido por Cristo

Alana Harris, Lincoln College, University of Oxford
A Fresh Stripping of the Altars? Liturgical Language and the Legacy of the Reformation, 1964-1984 (London)

Kathleen Holscher, University of New Mexico
Vatican II and the Experience of Priestly Authority in Rural New Mexico (Diocese of Santa Fe)

Jennifer Scheper Hughes, University of California, Riverside
The Diocese of Cuernavaca and the Problem of Popular Devotion

Josephine Laffin, Australian Catholic University
“You’ll Never Guess What Those Mercies Are Up to Now!” The Sisters of Mercy in the Archdiocese of Adelaide, South Australia, 1960-1980

Andrew Moore, Saint Anselm College
The People of God in the Long Civil Rights Movement: Being Black and Catholic in Atlanta, Georgia

Paul Pulikkan, Institute of Theology and Marymatha Major Seminary in Thrissur, Kerala
Church’s Dialogue with the World: Reception of Gaudium et Spes in the Diocese of Trichur (Thrissur) in Kerala, India, 1970-1985

Gilles Routhier, l’Université Laval, Québec City
Imagining the Church of Québec in a Time of Change

Sol Serrano Pérez, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and Luz María Díaz de Valdés, Tufts University
Empowering the People: The Role of the Laity in the Archdiocese of Santiago, 1957–1983

John Seitz, Fordham University
An Emotional History of Vatican II: Relationships at St. John’s Seminary, Boston 1959-1971

Leslie Tentler, The Catholic University of America
Through the Prism of Race: the Archdiocese of Detroit

Brandon Vaidyanathan, Rice University
Vatican II and the Politics of the Liturgy in the Archdiocese of Bangalore

Conference Presenters:

Michael Attridge, University of St. Michael’s College
The Lived History of Vatican II in the Diocese of London Ontario: Assessing the Impact of the Divine Word Institute on the Social and Ecclesial Landscape

Rosa Bruno-Jofré, Queen’s University, and Ana Jofré, OCAD (Ontario College of Art & Design) University
Reading the Lived Experience of Vatican II: Threading Words and Images, Contrasting with the Past and Grasping the Spirit of the Times: The Oblate Sisters and the Sisters of Our Lady of Missions in Canada

Jennifer Callaghan, Northwestern University
“Not A Fully Homogenous Grouping”: Working Out Liturgical Worldviews in Seattle’s Office of Worship

Matthew Cressler, Northwestern University
Black Catholics, Black Power, and the Second Vatican Council in Chicago

David Endres, Mount St. Mary’s Seminary/Athenaeum of Ohio
Fifteen Days in May: Post-Conciliar Unrest and Reform at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Cincinnati, 1965-1969

David Alexander Geiringer, University of Sussex
The Function of Oral History in the Catholic Birth Control Debate; Exploring the Sexual Experiences of Catholic Women in 1960s Britain

Patrick Hayes, Redemptorist Archives, Baltimore Province
Redemptorists and Vatican II: A Case Study of the Vice-Province of San Juan, 1960-1975

Mary Henold, Roanoke College
American Catholic Laywomen and Changing Perceptions of Vocation in the Vatican II Transition: A Case Study

Bonar Hernández, East Stroudsburg University
Vatican II and the Catholic Action Movement in Guatemala: A Catholic Revolution?

Marc Roscoe Loustau, Harvard Divinity School
Renewal Movements and Clerical Authority in Post-Conciliar Transylvanian Roman Catholicism

Carmen Mangion, University of London
‘The Gospel of Holland’: Transnationalism, Internationalism, and English National Identity in the Implementation of Vatican II

Hillary Kaell, Concordia University
Holy Land Pilgrimage and the Growth of ‘Para-Parochial’ Activities since Vatican II

Drake A. Konow II, Yale Divinity School
Disruptive Participation: A History of Liturgical Protests and Queer Reception of the Second Vatican Council

Piotr Kosicki, University of Maryland
How to Reform a Church of Silence? The Aftermath of Vatican II for the Archdioceses of Kraków and Warsaw

Heidi MacDonald, University of Lethbridge
The Personal is Political:  How Three Congregations of Women Religious in Atlantic Canada Responded to the Vatican II Process of Renewal

Louise O’Reilly, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
The Impact of Vatican II on Women Religious, a Case Study of the Irish Presentation Sisters

James O’Toole, Boston College
The Council on Campus: Vatican II at Boston College

Catherine Osborne, Franklin & Marshall College
“If We Don’t Save the City, We Can Forget about the Church”: The Archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland, 1962-1969

Justin Poché, College of the Holy Cross
Race, Authenticity and Authority in Vatican II Louisiana

Katrina Sanders, University of Iowa
Civil Rights, Gravissimum Educationis, and Black Power: Employing a Social Justice Trinity to Fight ‘Token Integration’ and Save Central Louisiana’s Black Catholic Schools

Michael Skaggs, University of Notre Dame
The Council as Shibboleth: A Rhetoric of Authenticity and Built Space

Seth Smith, The Catholic University of America
“It Was Our Church”: A Survey of the Impact of Vatican II in Rural Southern Parishes

Elizabeth Smyth, University of Toronto
"Little by Little I Realized the Poor Were Evangelizing Me”: The Sisters of St Joseph of Toronto Ontario and the Grey Nuns of the Immaculate Conception (Pembroke) respond to Ad Gentes (On the Mission Activity of the Church)

Michelle T. Summers, University of California Riverside
Pioneering Liturgical Dance in New York City After the Second Vatican Council

Margaret Susan Thompson, Syracuse University, and Bishop Thomas J. Costello, Diocese of Syracuse
Living the Council at the Grass Roots: Catholic Education in the Diocese of Syracuse—Adaptation, Controversy, and Promise, 1960-1975