The Cushwa Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the Center’s annual grants.
These grants assist scholars who wish to use the University of Notre Dame’s archival collection in Catholic Americana at the Hesburgh Libraries. The following scholars received 2016 Research Travel Grants:
Louisiana State University
“Catholic Vagabond: The Transnational Life and Times of Sofia del Valle”
George Washington University
“Cultivating Compassion in a Global Age: Religious Icons, U.S. Politics, and the American Moral Imagination, 1970–present”
Université de Montréal
“The Social Role of Celebration in the French Rural Communities of North America, 18th–19th Centuries”
Arizona State University
“Gender, Race, and Celibacy in 19th-Century American Religion”
Stephen Koeth, C.S.C.
“American Catholicism, Suburbanization, and Postwar Political Realignment”
University of Pittsburgh
“Unexpected Alliance: Catholics, Cold War, Creation of the West, 1945–1960”
Loyola University Chicago
“The Camden 28: Catholic Left Opposition to the Vietnam War”
St. Louis University
“Francis Kenrick and 19th-Century Debates on Papal Authority”
University of Saint Joseph
“From Camp Simon to the Challenge of Peace: The Life and Work of Gordon Zahn”
“Chicano Activism in the Catholic Church in the 1960s and 1970s: PADRES and MACC”
Funded by an endowment from the Ancient Order of Hibernians, this annual award provides travel funds to support the scholarly study of the Irish in America. The following scholars received awards for 2016:
University of California, Santa Cruz
“Carrying the Green Bough: An Atlantic History of United Irishmen, 1795-1830”
“Catholics Incorporated; Labor, Capital, and Class Power in Catholic America, 1863-1919”
Deirdre Ní Chonghaile
“Rev. Daniel J. Murphy and Sean-Nos Song in Pennsylvania, 1884-1935”
Presented in conjunction with Italian Studies at Notre Dame, this competitive award of $5,000 supports research in Roman archives for a significant publication project on U.S. Catholic history. It is in honor of the late Peter D’Agostino, author of Rome in America: Transnational Catholic Ideology from the Risorgimento to Fascism (North Carolina, 2004) and a tireless promoter of the need for transatlantic research in American Catholic studies.
John Joseph Shanley
University of Notre Dame
“English People, British State: Political Culture in Maryland, 1688-1763”
Originally published by Heather Gary at cushwa.nd.edu on March 31, 2016.