11th Triennial Conference on the History of Women Religious

Location: Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana

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Commemoration, Preservation, Celebration


Eleventh Triennial Conference on the History of Women Religious


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Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana  |  June 23–26, 2019




LittleAnn M. Little

As the centennials of women’s suffrage in North America, Europe, and beyond generate renewed interest in women’s history, this conference will explore how the history of women religious has been commemorated, preserved, and celebrated. 


Ann M. Little, professor of history at Colorado State University, will deliver the keynote address at the conference. Little is the author of The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright (Yale 2016).



Call for Papers


The program committee welcomes paper and panel proposals through June 1, 2018. For submission guidelines, see the call for papers.



Conference Location


Saint Mary’s College is a Catholic liberal arts college for women located in Notre Dame, Indiana.  Founded in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, it was the first women’s college established in the Great Lakes region. The campus is located about five miles from the South Bend International Airport, which also offers train and shuttle connections to Chicago. Details concerning registration and accommodation will be posted on the HWR Website in early 2019 at chwr.org.


The Program Committee


Thomas Rzeznik (chair)

Mary Beth Fraser Connolly

Kara French

Deirdre Raftery

Sr. Sally Witt, C.S.J.

Kathleen Sprows Cummings


Image: A group of sisters outside the Westminster Library opposite the Church House in Victoria, London, June 24, 1970 (photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Originally published at cushwa.nd.edu.