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.
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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.