2014 Rome Seminar Program

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Friday, June 6                               

► 7:00 p.m.
Thinking with Rome: Space, Place, and Emotion in the Making of the First World Religion
Simon Ditchfield
University of York

Reception to follow

Saturday, June 7                           

► 9:30 a.m.
Kathleen Sprows Cummings, John McGreevy, Matteo Sanfilippo

► 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Opening Session
Thomas A. Tweed, Timothy Matovina

Thomas A. Tweed, “Expanding the Study of U.S. Religion: Reflections on the State of a Subfield,” Religion 40 (2010), 250-8.

Timothy Matovina, “Remapping American Catholicism,” in Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America’s Largest Church, (Princeton, 2011), 1-41.

► 1:15 p.m.
Lunch at La Pace

Sunday, June 8                                

Free Day

Monday, June 9                            

► 9:30–11:30 a.m.  
Catholicism and Global History
John T. McGreevy

Introduction and Conclusion to Nineteenth Century Jesuits in the United States: A Global History
C. A. Bayly, The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914, (Oxford, 2004), 325-65.
Vincent Viaene, “International History, Religious History, Catholic History: Perspectives for Cross-Fertilization (1830–1914),” European History Quarterly 38 (2008): 578-607.

► 2:00–4:00 p.m.
From the Colonial Period to the Jacksonian Era: The Holy See’s Many Faces
Luca Codignola

Jay P. Dolan, The American Catholic Experience: A History from Colonial Times to the Present (Doubleday, 1985), 101-24.

Leslie Woodcock Tentler, “On the Margins: The State of American Catholic History,” US Catholic Historian, XXI, 2 (Spring 2003): 77-95, esp. 88-9.

Tuesday, June 10                            

► 9:30–11:30 a.m.
The Archives of Propaganda Fide and the Missions among the Natives
Giovanni Pizzorusso

Luca Codignola, “The Holy See and the Conversion of the Indians in French and British North America, 1486-1760,” in America in European Consciousness, 1493-1750, ed. Karen Ordahl Kupperman (University of North Carolina Press for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1995), 195-242.

Luca Codignola, “The Holy See and the Conversion of the Aboriginal Peoples in North America, 1760-1830,” in Ethnographies and Exchanges: Native Americans, Moravians, and Catholics in Early North America, ed. Anthony Gregg Roeber (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2008), 77-95.

► 2:00–4:00 p.m.
A Peculiar Relationship: US, Italy, and the Vatican since 1870
Daniele Fiorentino        

Massimo Franco, “President Washington, Pius VI Requests….” in Parallel Empires: The Vatican and the United States–Two Centuries of Alliance and Conflict, trans. Roland Flamini (Doubleday, 2008), 20-32.     

Franco, “Papal Blunders,” in Parallel Empires, 33-44.

Franco, “Ghosts of the Ku Klux Klan,” in Parallel Empires, 45-55.

Wednesday, June 11                           

► 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
The Life of Elizabeth Ann Seton in Transatlantic Perspective
Catherine O’Donnell

Catherine O’Donnell, “The Life of Elizabeth Ann Seton in Transatlantic Perspective.”

American Afterlives in Transatlantic Perspective
Kathleen Sprows Cummings     

Kathleen Sprows Cummings, “American Saints: Gender and the Re-Imaging of U.S. Catholicism in the Early Twentieth Century,” Religion and American Culture: a Journal of Interpretation 22, Issue 2 (2012): 203-31.

Lunch provided

► 3:00 p.m.
The General Archives of the Society of the Sacred Heart
Via San Francesco di Sales, 18
00165 Rome

Thursday, June 12                               

► 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Exporting the American Gospel: The Twentieth Century Emergence of a Global Agenda for American Catholicism
R. Scott Appleby

Angelyn Dries, OSF, “U.S. Catholic Mission History: Themes and Threads, 1850-1980” in The Missionary Movement in American Catholic History (Orbis, 1998), 247-272.
Andrew Preston, “Ronald the Lionheart” in Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy (Anchor, 2012), 574-600.

Lunch provided

► 2:30 p.m.
Civiltà Cattolica
(transportation provided)
Via di Porta Pinciana, 1

► 4:00 p.m.
Archive of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith  
(transportation provided)
Palazzo del S. Uffizio
Piazza S. Uffizio 11
00120 Vatican City

Friday, June 13                                

► 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The Vatican and the Migrant in the United States in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Matteo Sanfilippo

Matteo Sanfilippo, “Roman Sources for the History of American Catholicism.” American Catholic Studies Newsletter 37, no.1 (spring 2010): 1, 8–11.

► 2:00 p.m.
Vatican Secret Archives
Cortile del Belvedere
00120 Vatican City

Saturday, June 14                               

► 9:30 a.m.
Redemptorist Archives
(walk from Via Ostilia 15)
C.P. 2458, 00100 Rome
Via Merulana, 31
00185 Rome

Sunday, June 15                            

Free Day

Monday, June 16                   

► 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Italian Sisters for Italian Migrants
Maria Susanna Garroni and Elisabetta Vezzosi

Mary Elisabeth Brown, “Italian, American, Catholic,” Center for Migration Studies special issue, Churches, Communities and Children: Italian Immigrants in the Archdiocese of New York, 1880–1945, vol. 12: 139–162.

► 4:00 p.m.   
Archive of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians/
Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco
(transportation provided)
81 via dell’Ateneo Salesiano

Tuesday, June 17                               

► 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Intellectual History and Religious History: Perspectives on a Transnational Question
Florian Michel

Florian Michel, “Jacques and Raïssa Maritain: Reputation for Holiness and Spiritual Fruitfulness,” trans. Rev. Gerald Twadell, Cahiers Jacques Maritain 66 (June 2013): 33-53.

► 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Vatican II and Global Catholic History
Massimo Faggioli

Ian Linden, Global Catholicism. Diversity and Change since Vatican II (Oxford, 2009), 45-90.

Wednesday, June 18                               

► 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Gender, Church and State: What a Transnational Perspective Can Teach Us    
Leslie Woodcock Tentler

Kimberly J. Morgan, “The Religious Origins of the Gendered Welfare State,” in Working Mothers and the Welfare State: Religion and the Politics of Work-Family Policies in Western Europe and the United States (Stanford, 2002), 32–67.

Myra Marx Ferree, “Representing Religion’s Claims,” in Shaping Abortion Discourse: Democracy and the  Public Sphere in Germany and the United States, ed. Myra Marx Ferree et al (Cambridge, 2002), 157–178.

► 1:45–3:45 p.m.
American Catholic Participation in a Global Church, Its Implications for Historians
Joseph P. Chinnici
Benno Cardinal Gut, Letter. October 28, 1968.  

Joseph P. Chinnici, OFM, “The Cold War, the Council and American Catholicism in a Global World.” U.S. Catholic Historian 30, no. 2 (spring 2012): 1–24.

Joseph Gremilion, CTSA, Proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth Annual Convention, vol 36, June 10-13, 1981 (Cincinnati, 1982).

► 5:00 p.m.
Jesuit Archives (ARSI: Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu)
(transportation provided)
Borgo S. Spirito 4
00193 Rome

Thursday, June 19                               

Closing Session–TBA