Alice Gorton (Columbia University) specializes in modern British social and cultural history. She won a Research Travel Grant from the Cushwa Center for her project, “Ethics and Industry: Rerum novarum and Catholic Social Teaching in the Anglosphere.”
Cummings was recently announced as the winner of the 2021 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor in the College of Arts & Letters.
Deanna Witkowski (University of Pittsburgh) received a Guerin Grant from the Cushwa Center in 2021 for her research on jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams.
In spring 2020, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of several Cushwa Center events, including a planned lecture on what was, at that time, a forthcoming book. While elapsed time and other factors required some alterations to format, after 18 months the center welcomed Professor Elesha Coffman (Baylor University) to campus to join the center's Seminar in American Religion and also to discuss her now-published book,…
Drawing on recent research supported by a Guerin Grant from the Cushwa Center, Bronwen McShea surveys the life of Marie de Vignerot, the Duchesse d'Aiguillon (1604–1675), and her significance for the early founding of the Catholic Church in the Americas.
Kevin Cawley reflects on how long-valued practices of archival neutrality and preservation serve the integrity of cultural memory, particularly when it comes to controversial subjects.
Paula M. Kane reviews Mary Oates' Pursuing Truth: How Gender Shaped Catholic Education at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland (Cornell 2021).
In 2020, James O’Toole (Boston College) joined the Cushwa Center project “Gender, Sex, and Power: Towards a History of Clergy Sex Abuse in the U.S. Catholic Church,” as a researcher. O’Toole recently spoke with Cushwa fellow Rev. Stephen M. Koeth, C.S.C., about clericalism, priestly formation, Boston, and the place of clergy sex abuse within surveys of U.S. Catholicism.
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.”