5–7 June 2017  |  Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway (via Ostilia 15, 00184 Rome, Italy)


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This international conference will help identify the transnational network comprised of so many individuals who, despite the fact that they came from different countries in the North Atlantic region, had their destination, or their intellectual point of reference, in the Eternal City and looked to Rome as their spiritual metropole. Presentations in English, Italian, and French will deal with communities in Rome originating from present-day England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, English- and French-speaking Canada, and the United States. International perspectives will highlight the global dimension of Rome as a unique cultural and religious crossroad.



The conference begins at 6:00 p.m. on Monday 5 June with a keynote address and opening reception. 

All conference presenters and chairs are invited to attend a banquet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday 6 June (registration required).

The conference ends at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday 7 June with a keynote address.

View the conference program to see the full schedule of presentations.



Conference registration is closed.  Please contact Pete Hlabse (phlabse@nd.edu) or Matteo Binasco (matteo.binasco.1@nd.edu) with any questions or concerns.


Travel and Lodging Information

Participants are responsible to make their own travel and lodging arrangements. 

A limited number of rooms are being held at the Hotel Lancelot (Via Capo D Africa 47, 007184 Rome, Italy; Tel: +39 06 70450615) for presenters and participants.  When booking, please note the room block, "Cushwa Center - North Atlantic Catholic Communities Conference" (includes breakfast). The Rome Global Gateway also recommends the following nearby hotels:

Hotel Mercure (5-minute walk)
Via Labinaca, 144, 00184 Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 7700021 
Hotel Celio (3-minute walk)
Via dei Santi Quattro,  35/C, 00184 Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 70495333
Hotel Capo d'Africa (3-minute walk)
Via Capo D'Africa, 54, 00184 Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 772801
Mok' House B&B (15-minute walk)
Via San Martino ai Monti, 38, 00184 Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 5919598

Directions to the Rome Global Gateway:

There are several options for making your way to the Rome Global Gateway. See below, or download a printer-friendly summary here


Colosseum Metro station, just five minutes from the university building, is served by line B heading to Laurentina, to Conca d’Oro, and to Rebibbia.

Manzoni Metro station is served by Line A, heading to Battistini and Anagnina. It is only a 10-minute walk from the Gateway.

Several buses stop on Via Labicana, a 2-minute walk from the Gateway, including 53, 85, 87, 571, 810, and tram line 3.

Taxis may be hailed off the street, but the nearest taxi rank is on Piazza del Colosseo, a 2-minute walk from the Gateway.


From Fiumicino Airport:

By train: The Leonardo Express to/from Roma Termini departs every 30 minutes and has a journey time of 31 minutes. Thee FL1 rail line regional trains to/from other stations in Rome, including Rome Tiburtina, depart every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 on public holidays. Visit trenitalia.com.

Cotral: From Terminal 2 arrivals, Regional Bus Station to Piazza dei Cinquecento (in front of Museo Nazionale Romano), Roma Tiburtina Station, subway station Cornelia (Metro line “A”) and subway station Eur-Magliana (Metro Line “B”). Visit cotralspa.it

Terravision: From Terminal 3 arrivals, bus stall 3. Bus station to Termini station via Marsala. Visit terravision.eu.

Sit Bus Shuttle: From Terminal 3 arrivals, bus stall 1. Bus station to Termini station (via Marsala), Vaticano, Via Crescenzio, 2. Visit sitbusshuttle.com.

T.A.M. Bus: From Terminal 3 arrivals, bus stall 4. Bus station to Ostiense station (Piazzale 12 ottobre 1492), Termini Station (via Giovanni Giolitti,10). Visit tambus.it.

Atral Schiaffini: From Terminal 3 arrivals, bus stall 4. Bus station to Termini station (via Giolitti). Visit atral-lazio.com.

Taxi service: Available from Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 5.


From Ciampino Airport:

Ciampino Città is connected to the airport by bus Cotral/Schiaffini every 30 minutes. e traveling time is about 5 minutes. Tickets can be purchased on the bus and at the station, and cost 1 euro.

A surface light rail system connects Ciampino station to Termini station in about 15 minutes.

Daily bus connections between the airport and Termini station are guaranteed by Atral (www.atral-lazio. com), Cotral (www.cotralspa.it), Terravision (www.terravision.eu), and Schiaffini (www.schiaffini.it).

Taxi service: Available near the exit of the airport.


From Termini Train Station:

Take the subway line “B” (Metro B) and get off at the stop “Colosseo."


Conference Conveners and Organizers:

Conveners Organizers
Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Director, Cushwa Center Pete Hlabse, Administrative Coordinator, Cushwa Center
Luca Codignola, Senior Fellow, Cushwa Center Matteo Binasco, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cushwa Center