Special Events Archive (2016-2017)

MAKING A SPACE FOR CATHOLIC STUDIES IN THE UNIVERSITY: THE CASE OF U.S. RELIGIOUS HISTORY

Date(s): Thursday, 11/3 5:00 PM to Thursday, 11/3 6:30 PM

Campus Address: Daley Library, Rm. 1-470

Address: 801 S. Morgan St.

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Contact: Linda Vavra

Email: lvavra@uic.edu

Website: http://www.huminst.red.uic.edu

Phone: (312) 996-6352

November 3, 2016 5 -6:30 PM

Daley Library room  1-470

Dr. Thomas A. Tweed, University of Notre Dame

In this public lecture, Tweed will argue that there are two primary ways to make space for Catholic Studies in public and non-religiously affiliated private universities: 1) to add distinct courses that focus on Catholicism, and 2) to reimagine our work in the humanities, arts, and social sciences to allow for Catholic actors, things, institutions, and practices to come into view more clearly. Taking up the second task, Tweed will offer some suggestions about how we might change scholarly stories of US religious history in a way that would allow Catholicism to enter more fully into these narratives.

Sponsored by the Catholic Studies Program, the Department of History, and the Institute for the Humanities