Jacqueline Willy Romero has joined the University of Notre Dame’s Cushwa Center as a postdoctoral research associate for the 2021–22 academic year.
In spring 2021, the Cushwa Center hosted events online in keeping with ongoing pandemic restrictions. Each of the public events reviewed here is available to view on the center’s YouTube channel.
University archivist Rev. Thomas Blantz, C.S.C., looking through a card catalog in the reading room of the Notre Dame Archives on the sixth floor of Memorial Library (later Hesburgh Library), February 11, 1975. Image from the University of Notre Dame Archives.…
Ream is the author of Hesburgh of Notre Dame: The Church’s Public Intellectual (Paulist, 2021).
Kevin Cawley surveys resources at the Notre Dame Archives for researching the University's history.
Anna Holdorf (University of Notre Dame) reviews Peter J. Thuesen's TORNADO GOD: AMERICAN RELIGION AND VIOLENT WEATHER (Oxford University Press, 2020).
The Cushwa Center is pleased to announce the publication of PURSUING TRUTH: HOW GENDER SHAPED CATHOLIC EDUCATION AT THE COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME OF MARYLAND (Cornell University Press, 2021), by Mary J. Oates, C.S.J.
Michelle Nickerson received a Mother Theodore Guerin Research Travel Grant from the Cushwa Center in 2020 for her project “Catholic Resistance: How the Camden 28 Put the Vietnam War on Trial.”
Katherine Moran (Saint Louis University) received a Mother Theodore Guerin Research Travel Grant from the Cushwa Center in 2020 for her project “California Magdalens: Catholic Sisters, Female Penitents, and the Carceral State, 1850–1940.”
In 2021, the Cushwa Center is providing grants and awards to 18 scholars for a variety of research projects.
The Program Committee invites proposals for papers and panels that address the conference theme, “Diversity and Dignity Across Time and Place.”
Leah Mickens has been named the inaugural recipient of the Cyprian Davis, O.S.B., Prize for her book project, “In the Shadow of Ebenezer: A Black Catholic Parish in the Age of Civil Rights and Vatican II.”
Peter Cajka corresponded with Dochuk about his most recent book, Anointed with Oil: How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America (Basic, 2019).
Todd C. Ream (Taylor University) interviewed Father James T. Connelly, C.S.C., about the process of writing his latest book, The History of the Congregation of Holy Cross (Notre Dame Press, 2020).
Speakers at Cushwa's fall events included Leslie Woodcock Tentler, Colin Barr, Heath Carter, and Kathryn Gin Lum.
De Stradis is one of the first external researchers to engage newly available sources from the pontificate of Pius XII. Philip Byers recently corresponded with her for an update on her work.
Brian Clites (Case Western Reserve University) offers an interdisciplinary overview of literature on clergy sex abuse.
Philip Byers (University of Notre Dame) reviews Petra Goedde's The Politics of Peace: A Global Cold War History (Oxford, 2019).