Conference on the History of Women Religious: Lives and Archives

(part of a series)

Location: Notre Dame Conference Center | McKenna Hall

Photo of Corita Kent in front of her art.

This conference will bring together historians and archivists of women religious at the University of Notre Dame to discuss current and future work addressing the conference theme, “Lives and Archives.”

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Information on registration, lodging, and travel will be available in fall 2024. Please email any questions to

The Conference on the History of Women Religious (CHWR) was established in 1988 to assist historians in discovering and preserving the historical record of vowed women from the Middle Ages to the present, and to integrate their stories into the larger narratives of their times and places. Today, the CHWR includes scholars and archivists from the fields of history, religious studies, women’s studies, and sociology. Since 2012, the CHWR and its newsletter have been housed at the University of Notre Dame’s Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism.

Image: Sister Corita Kent stands before her work at Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, 1957. © 2024 Corita Art Center,, licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.