Philip Byers (University of Notre Dame) reviews Petra Goedde's The Politics of Peace: A Global Cold War History (Oxford, 2019).
The Cushwa Center has partnered with the American Catholic Historical Association to launch the Cyprian Davis, O.S.B., Prize.
Rev. Stephen M. Koeth, C.S.C., recently completed his doctorate at Columbia University and joins the Cushwa Center as a postdoctoral fellow for 2020–2021. We caught up to discuss recent work, moving back to Notre Dame, and plans for the coming year.
Ravarino Family Director of the Center for Italian Studies and Devers Family Program in Dante Studies, Professor Theodore Cachey, has been invited to sit on the scientific committee for the 2021 Dante centenary organized by the Pontifical Council for Culture.
McShane received a Mother Theodore Guerin Research Travel Grant for her project, “Irish Women Religious, c. 1530–1756: Suppression, Migration and Reintegration.”
Philip Byers recently caught up with Riddle (Wheaton College) to discuss his research on religion and pandemics.
Philip Byers surveys two Cushwa Center events held in February 2020.
Oxford received a Research Travel Grant in 2019 for research contributing to his dissertation.
Catherine O'Donnell offers a review essay on the recently published, two-volume Philippine Duchesne: Pioneer on the American Frontier (1769–1852).
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Patrick Hayes surveys recent acquisitions at the Redemptorist Archives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Timothy Neary (Salve Regina University) reviews Lizabeth Cohen's book on the life and work of Ed Logue.
Luca Codignola and Rose Luminiello review three Cushwa events in Rome held in November.
In 2020, the Cushwa Center is providing grants and awards to 20 scholars for a variety of research projects.
Kelly Schmidt (Loyola University Chicago) received a grant from Cushwa in 2019 to support archival research for her dissertation. Philip Byers caught up with Kelly in the fall to discuss the project.
Cushwa research fellow Philip Byers revisits events featured at the center from September to November 2019.
Philip Byers discusses why the role of external money in organized religion deserves some focused attention, and why Notre Dame is the right place for anyone interested in American religious history.
Conor Donnan (University of Pennsylvania) received a Hibernian Research Award in 2019 for his dissertation, “An ‘Empire of Liberty?’ Irish Immigrants, Native Americans, and American Imperialism in the Trans-Mississippi West between 1841 and 1924.”
Jerry Barca revisits the research for and public reception of a 2019 documentary film on Notre Dame's longest serving president.
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