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History faculty members explore American saints in Catholicism, imperial reform in revolutionary America

Author: Todd Boruff

In two installments of a new College of Arts and Letters video series highlighting faculty research, Kathleen Sprows Cummings, the William W. and Anna Jean Cushwa Director of the Cushway Center for the Study of American Catholicism, discusses her study of American saints. Patrick Griffin, the Madden-Hennebry Family Professor of Irish-American Studies, talks about his work integrating American history with British and Irish history. Read More

Cushwa Announces Postdocs for 2017–2018


Cushwa Announces Postdocs for 2017–2018

The University of Notre Dame’s Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism is pleased to announce two incoming postdoctoral fellows for the 2017–2018 academic year. Peter Cajka and Benjamin J. Wetzel will join the center for appointments beginning in July. Read More

History professor receives two major honors from Medieval Academy of America

Author: Josh Weinhold

John Van Engen, the Andrew V. Tackes Professor of Medieval History, received two significant honors from the Medieval Academy of America at its annual meeting in Toronto last month. A member of Notre Dame’s Department of History since 1977, Van Engen received the association’s Robert L. Kindrick-CARA Award for Outstanding Service to Medieval Studies and was elected president of the Fellows of the Medieval Academy of America, a group formed more than 90 years ago to promote the study of the Middle Ages and recognize scholars around the world who make important contributions to the field. Read More