Cushwa conference to honor historian Christopher Kauffman

Author: Michael O. Garvey


The University of Notre Dames Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism will host a conference entitledThe Future of American Catholic HistoryApril 8 and 9 (Friday and Saturday) at the University of Notre Dames McKenna Hall.

The conference is being held in honor of Christopher Kauffman, editor of the journal U.S. Catholic Historian and author of numerous books and articles on American Catholic history.

“Chris Kauffman’s scholarship has certainly expanded the study of U.S. Catholic history,said Timothy Matovina, director of theCushwaCenter,but his contribution of mentoring younger scholars is even greater, especially through his editorship ofU.S. Catholic Historian. As one of the many beneficiaries of his enabling leadership, Im delighted that my colleagues and I are able to host a conference that will further develop the field to which Chris has dedicated his life’s work.”

In addition to Kaufmann and Matovina, participants in the conference will include Martin E. Marty of the University of Chicago; Rev. Cyprian Davis, O.S.B., ofSaint Meinrad School of Theology; Leslie Tentler of Catholic University of America; James Fisher of Fordham University; Amy Koehlinger of Florida State University; Sandra Yokum Mise of the University of Dayton; Nancy Ammerman of Boston University; Sister Patricia Byrne, C.S.J., of Trinity College, Hartford; Rev. Joseph Chinnici, O.F.M. of the Franciscan School of Theology Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley; Kathleen Sprows Cummings of Notre Dame; Sister Angelyn Dries, O.S.F., of Saint Louis University; Paula Kane of the University of Pittsburgh; and Jeffrey M. Burns of the Academy of American Franciscan History.

* Contact: * _Timothy Matovina, director of theCushwaCenter, at _ _or 574-631-5441.A schedule of the conference is available online at _

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