Global History and Catholicism


Location: Notre Dame Conference Center

Scheduled for April 4–6, 2019, this conference will explore the intersection between global history—arguably the most significant development in historical scholarship over the last generation—and the history of the Roman Catholic Church, one of the world’s most global institutions. Papers and panels will consider the ways in which globalization has shaped the Catholic Church, but also explore the impact of Catholic actors and entities on global history from the late 18th century to the present.

Adelman Web PhotoJeremy Adelman

Jeremy Adelman (Princeton University) will deliver the conference's opening keynote address, "Catholicism and Globalization: Coincidence or Causation?" on Thursday evening, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the McKenna Hall Auditorium.

All conference sessions are free and open to the public. To preview the full conference schedule, visit