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.
Read updates from our network, including details on a dissertation fellowship and a new essay prize in American Catholic studies.
Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway is hosting researcher Rose Luminiello during the academic year 2019–2020.
As digital collections proliferate in and beyond institutional repositories, Kevin Cawley considers the changing use of the word "archives" in light of the purposes and standards of professional archivists' work.
Cossen received a 2019 Research Travel Grant for a project examining devotional practices and spirituality among Catholic soldiers in the Civil War.
The Cushwa Center invites applications for a 2020–2021 Postdoctoral Research Associate.
Ann Little discusses her research and writing with Ted Fox for "With a Side of Knowledge," a podcast produced by the Office of the Provost at the University of Notre Dame.
Maggie Elmore summarizes the Cushwa Center’s spring 2019 Seminar in American Religion.
Eileen Markey reflects on the study of women religious and the process of writing her 2016 book, A Radical Faith.
John McGreevy revisits the Cushwa Center’s April 2019 conference, Global History and Catholicism.
Rose Luminiello (University of Aberdeen) will conduct archival research for the project, “Irish Religious Women in the Anglophone World, 1840–1950.”
Cajka discusses his research and teaching from the past two year, his book project, and the year ahead, when he’ll join Notre Dame’s Department of American Studies as visiting assistant professor.
In new research, Kathleen Sprows Cummings chronicles how canonization, or the intricate process of naming someone a saint, prompted a minority religious group to define, defend and celebrate its American identity.
Maggie Elmore explores the history of advocacy services sponsored by the Catholic Church since the 1920s on behalf of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Patricia Wittberg, S.C., offers sociological perspective on the preservation of religious congregations' archival collections as many communities anticipate downsizing, mergers, or completion in the years ahead.
Peter Cajka reviews Karen Johnson's One in Christ: Chicago Catholics and the Quest for Interracial Justice.
Ryan P. Murphy (Chestnut Hill College) reflects on his research and teaching on American Catholic women religious.
In 2019, the Cushwa Center is providing grants and awards to 19 scholars for a variety of research projects.