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.
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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.