Upcoming Events

Sat Aug 26, 2017

Notre Dame Trail

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Location: Howard Park, South Bend, IN

In the tradition of Fr. Sorin’s inspirational journey and intrepid spirit – our Notre Dame spirit – we invite you to join us on a personal pilgrimage. Experience the history of the C.S.C. and live the mission of Notre Dame as you journey together with fellow pilgrims. …

Thu Aug 31, 2017

Research Seminar: Margaret Meserve - "Talking Heads: Relics, Rituals, and Diplomacy in Renaissance Rome"

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Location: Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

The Renaissance papacy grounded its claims to authority in ancient tradition – apostolic succession, martyrs’ bones and apostles’ tombs, venerable icons and relics, time-honored rituals, processions, and liturgies. In fact, many of these traditions dated back only a few centuries or even less, and the Quattrocento popes were assiduous in creating even newer ones – often intended to support their own political or ecclesiastical agendas. This paper explores how popes, curialists, clerics, and scholars used the new technology of print to codify and publicize newly invented institutions as though they had existed since time immemorial. From diplomatic ceremonies like the ambassadorial obedience, to the cult of new relics and saints, to indulgences to promote sacred institutions and projects, print lent antiquity and authority to papal innovations both within the city and abroad in the wider world.…

Sat Sep 2, 2017

Saturday Scholars: The Ellsworth Outrage, 1854 - Or How 19th Century Jesuits Built a Global Catholicism

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Location: Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art

You are invited to experience an intimate discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty speakers on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times. Each lecture and Q&A is presented on a “home game” Saturday.

“The Ellsworth Outrage, 1854: Or How 19th Century Jesuits Built a Global Catholicism” is presented by John T. McGreevy

Tue Sep 5, 2017

Lecture and Panel: Land O'Lakes and Its Legacy

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Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

In summer 1967, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame as well as of the International Federation of Catholic Universities, invited a group of Catholic university administrators, leaders of religious communities, bishops, and scholars to Land O'Lakes, Wisconsin, to discuss the past, present, and future of Catholic higher education. The document they produced, known as the Land O'Lakes Statement, sought to chart a new course for American Catholic higher education. …

Sat Sep 9, 2017

Saturday Scholars: A Rabbi, a Priest, and an Imam Walk into a Coffee Shop - Talking about Other People's Religions in the Middle Ages

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Location: Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art

You are invited to experience an intimate discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty speakers on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times. Each lecture and Q&A is presented on a “home game” Saturday.

“A Rabbi, a Priest, and an Imam Walk into a Coffee Shop: Talking about Other People’s Religions in the Middle Ages” is presented by Tom Burman

Sun Dec 17, 2017

Revolutionizing the Age of Revolutions

Location: Rome

Revolutionizing the Age of Revolutions
Rome, December 17-19th 2017

This conference deals with one of the seminal periods in Western history; the Age of Revolutions. The term ‘Age of Revolutions’ is a familiar one, but what does it mean today?

We believe we are at an important moment for the history of the Age of Revolution since one of its most influential texts – R.R. Palmer’s The Age of the Democratic Revolution: The Challenge – will mark sixty years since its publication in 2019 and the historical framework he constructed is in a time of great ‘revolutionary’ change itself. With this conference, we want to gather the best scholars of the Age of Revolutions to take stock of the state of the field, discuss what are the appropriate frameworks through which to understand the Age of Revolutions, and to elaborate a new vision of the Age of Revolutions; one that takes into account new regions, currents, and methods that have emerged in recent years. …

Mon Dec 18, 2017

Revolutionizing the Age of Revolutions

Location: Rome

Revolutionizing the Age of Revolutions
Rome, December 17-19th 2017

This conference deals with one of the seminal periods in Western history; the Age of Revolutions. The term ‘Age of Revolutions’ is a familiar one, but what does it mean today?

We believe we are at an important moment for the history of the Age of Revolution since one of its most influential texts – R.R. Palmer’s The Age of the Democratic Revolution: The Challenge – will mark sixty years since its publication in 2019 and the historical framework he constructed is in a time of great ‘revolutionary’ change itself. With this conference, we want to gather the best scholars of the Age of Revolutions to take stock of the state of the field, discuss what are the appropriate frameworks through which to understand the Age of Revolutions, and to elaborate a new vision of the Age of Revolutions; one that takes into account new regions, currents, and methods that have emerged in recent years. …

Tue Dec 19, 2017

Revolutionizing the Age of Revolutions

Location: Rome

Revolutionizing the Age of Revolutions
Rome, December 17-19th 2017

This conference deals with one of the seminal periods in Western history; the Age of Revolutions. The term ‘Age of Revolutions’ is a familiar one, but what does it mean today?

We believe we are at an important moment for the history of the Age of Revolution since one of its most influential texts – R.R. Palmer’s The Age of the Democratic Revolution: The Challenge – will mark sixty years since its publication in 2019 and the historical framework he constructed is in a time of great ‘revolutionary’ change itself. With this conference, we want to gather the best scholars of the Age of Revolutions to take stock of the state of the field, discuss what are the appropriate frameworks through which to understand the Age of Revolutions, and to elaborate a new vision of the Age of Revolutions; one that takes into account new regions, currents, and methods that have emerged in recent years. …